running a X-Server?

Discussion in 'Linux & BSD' started by sean.ferguson, Aug 13, 2004.

  1. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    does anyone know how i might be able to log into my linux (slackware 10) box from OSX but rather than using SSH to log into a CLI environment, i want to log into my Gnome Desktop over my LAN
    Is there any special software i need to run on that slackware box to be able to do this?
    I have heard that if i was doing this from windows i could have used "Cygwin" but is there any alternatives for OSX?
     
  2. Sorry, I don't quite understand what you mean, but is VNC what you're looking for?
     
  3. Geffy

    Geffy Moderator Folding Team

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    you can run a VNC server either real or tightvnc will work

    if you want to connect to the x server then you need to start it with some flags to tell it to listen on a certain port, try man startx to find the right switches
     
  4. sean.ferguson

    sean.ferguson Moderator Folding Team

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    thanks i will look into X further :) and VNC