FYI, if you're not using xdm/kdm/gdm but are instead starting the X11 server manually with
startx (which is what I usually do) you might have experienced brokenness in Debian unstable recently:
Fatal server error: Unrecognized option: /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc
--- /usr/bin/startx.orig 2008-05-26 18:21:26.000000000 +0200 +++ /usr/bin/startx 2008-05-26 18:21:36.000000000 +0200 @@ -107,9 +107,7 @@ if [ x"$server" = x ]; then # if no server arguments or display either, use rc file instead if [ x"$serverargs" = x -a x"$display" = x ]; then - server=$defaultserver serverargs=$defaultserverargs - display=$defaultdisplay else server=$defaultserver fi
Hope that saves some people out there lengthy investigations and hassle.
I have always wondered whether it is possible to "hijack" an already running X11 application on a remote server...
Say I have a box at home which has a running X11 server with many applications, e.g. Firefox, xchat, xmms, whatever. Now, say I'm somewhere else with my laptop and login with "
ssh -X" into my home box. I can now start X11 applications and they will be shown on my laptop screen. So far so good.
But... how can I get one of the applications that were already running before I logged in from remote to be displayed on my laptop screen? Is it possible? How?
Some interesting Free Software releases:
Lots of stuff to try out...