[clug] Bizarre failures in remote X server

Martin Pool mbp at samba.org
Mon Oct 13 17:12:16 EST 2003

On 13 Oct 2003, Darren Freeman <daz111 at rsphysse.anu.edu.au> wrote:
> Dear list,
> I have set up my Mandrake 9.1 box as a server allowing remote sessions
> via XDMCP. Things are working beautifully, I thought.
> Now we have a visitor who is also quite proficient at running a Linux
> box (Linux From Scratch) and he is keen to use a remote login.
> Only problem is half the forms don't work, such as the URL bar in
> Mozilla, or certain forms in Galeon. We thought it was a GTK problem but
> some GTK apps don't have this issue. No idea what's going on but it's a
> real pain.
> It doesn't matter whether the remote user starts the app or the user on
> the local server, same problem. We did have it working once, after doing
> an xhost +servername, but now can't get the same fix to work.

Perhaps something to do with not being able to find the right fonts?

What do you mean "half the forms"?


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