On Fri, 23 Jan 2004 01:23, Jonathon McKitrick wrote: > Hi all, > > I have been looking all over for a concise howto for remote X on FreeBSD. > I see some that involve changing config files in the xdm directory, others > use xhost, and another uses xfig, which doesn't exist under FreeBSD AFAICT. > > All I want to do is use a laptop in a local network to be an X client > connected to a more powerful desktop machine. I'm not worried about > security. > > Is xhosts and the DISPLAY variable all I need? Or do I need to go through > all of the xdm configuration hoops? >
The machine you're actually sitting at needs to be running X-terminal software, that is X server and xdm or some equivalent. X applications can be run on either machine for control from there. In my opinion ssh is a much tidier way than rsh/xhost for running X applications remotely. Have a look at the special options in ssh for X transport in the man page, particularly -X and -f. xfig I only know as a (rather good) vector based drawing program but is just an ordinary X application without any special connection with operating across the network. Malcolm Kay _______________________________________________ [EMAIL PROTECTED] mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"