On Saturday 16 December 2006 17:11, Garrett Cooper wrote: > On Dec 16, 2006, at 10:24 AM, Lane wrote: > > Hi, > > > > I need to run X ... or in some way gain access to the display > > output on a > > remote box that has neither mouse, keyboard, or console. > > > > Is this even possible? > > > > I've been looking at the handbook: > > > > http://www.freebsd.org/doc/en_US.ISO8859-1/books/handbook/x- > > xdm.html#AEN6864 > > > > But it doesn't jump out at me how I should make this work. > > > > I've edited /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xdm/xdm-config and Xaccess to listen > > for the > > connection, but when I run > > > > xdm > > > > on the remote box it fails with "No core pointer" > > > > So I followed the limited instructions on the X wiki and added > > > > Section ServerFlags > > option "AllowMouseOpenFail" > > EndSection > > > > But now I get > > > > Fatal error: no screens found. > > > > Is it even possible to have the remote headless box host an X session? > > > > thanks, > > > > lane > > Lane, > Did you by chance remove keyboard / mouse support from your kernel? > kldstat(8) may hold the answers, unless you have the mouse compiled > directly into the kernel. Sounds like that may be your problem: > <http://email@example.com/ > msg06918.html>. > So you could try commenting out the mouse and keyboard references, > just to see what happens.. > Another solution that you may want to look into as an alternative to > using xdm is X11 forwarding via SSH. > -Garrett Garrett,
Thanks for responding. No, it's an SMP kernel which includes GENERIC. Do you mean commenting out references to mouse and keyboard in /sys/i386/conf/GENERIC? Like these: device atkbdc # AT keyboard controller device atkbd # AT keyboard device psm # PS/2 mouse That seems a little extreme - recompiling the kernel to get X to work? I'll certainly do it if the technique is endorsed by anyone ... but I'm not so much ready to "see what happens," as the server is thirty miles away behind a locked door, and I may not like what happens, at all :) Yeah, the ssh -X "trick" works great for userland stuff. But I haven't yet fingered out how to run a gui process on the remote as "root" and get by the authentication issues. Do you have any experience with that? Thanks, again. Lane _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"