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Re: [vox-tech] Graphical Remote Login to Linux/KDE from WinXP
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Re: [vox-tech] Graphical Remote Login to Linux/KDE from WinXP

On Tue, Dec 27, 2011 at 01:18:31PM -0800, Brian Lavender wrote:
> On Sun, Dec 25, 2011 at 01:13:32PM -0500, Peter Salzman wrote:
> > Sometimes when I work on my WinXP box I want to use my Linux box
> > without being in front of the computer.  What I'd really like is to
> > graphically remote login to Linux/KDE from WinXP, as in, open up a
> > window containing a KDE login session from my WinXP box.  I'm already
> > running MingW, and can use remote X apps like xeyes via Putty.
> > 
> > I tried using Putty (with X-Forwarding and running /usr/bin/startkde
> > upon login) but KDE crashes, and the problem seems pretty complicated,
> > so I'd like to try a different way.
> > 
> > My wife is almost always logged into the Linux box and is using KDE.
> > I don't want to share her session, but use my own session.
> > 
> > What the easiest/best ways of doing that?
> I haven't seen xdmcp mentioned. You can configure xming to log into your
> Linux box remotely. I believe it will do it over ssh using an embedded
> putty. I thought that there were security implications though. 
> http://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/
> Here is a page of notes.
> http://www.straightrunning.com/XmingNotes/

Here are some additional notes. I think you have to enable gdm or perhaps kdm for
remote login. 

Brian Lavender

"There are two ways of constructing a software design. One way is to
make it so simple that there are obviously no deficiencies. And the other
way is to make it so complicated that there are no obvious deficiencies."

Professor C. A. R. Hoare
The 1980 Turing award lecture
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