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    Hello - I asked a similar question recently but I have another question - is there a way that I can login from my laptop via the KDM on my desktop - AND utilize my KDE desktop on my laptop]???

    Cole

    PS - a regular ssh into the desktop from the laptop works fine

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    I don't know how to do it with KDM, but I do know how to do it with XDM and GDM. Check for any option in KDM to enable XDMCP, and enable it. Then, on the laptop, run the X server as "X -query <address>", <address> being the IP address or resolvable host name of the computer running KDM.
    Also, check so that you have no firewall blocking the XDMCP port on the desktop computer.

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    XDMCP

    What's XDMCP and what is the port that it's on???

    Cole

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    XDMCP (The X Display Manager Control Protocol), is what will allow you to accomplish this. With the Display manager running on your desktop computer and having XDMCP enabled, the laptop's X server will be able to send a query to the desktop computer. In return, the display manager on the desktop computer will open a session on that X server, ie. on your laptop.
    It was originally designed to cope with X terminals.

    I believe that XDMCP runs over UDP and TCP port 177.

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    XDMCP

    This could be helpful - I think - haven't read it

    http://www.tldp.org/HOWTO/XDMCP-HOWTO/

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