[clug] Debian sarge, XFree4 and X11

Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Thu Mar 10 06:09:22 GMT 2005

Snap! Sarge runs X with -nolisten where as Woody doesn't.

It appears to be set in gdm.conf by the default setting, "DisallowTCP=true".
Apparently this setting appends -nolisten to any X sessions that are started.
So says the comments, but that didn't work.

However if delete "-nolisten" from /etc/X11/xinit/xserverrc it now works.

The weird thing is my Woody desktop has "-nolisten" in xserverrc and it has
always worked. *shrug*.


-----Original Message-----
From: Peter Barker [mailto:pbarker at barker.dropbear.id.au] 
Sent: Thursday, 10 March 2005 3:03 PM
To: Paul Hampson; Antti.Roppola at brs.gov.au
Cc: linux at lists.samba.org
Subject: Re: [clug] Debian sarge, XFree4 and X11

On Thu, 10 Mar 2005, Paul Hampson wrote:

> > Where should I be looking if a remote server is unable to open X11 
> > displays on my new Debian sarge desktop? It seems my old desktop 
> > starts up something that listens externally, but there's no 
> > corresponding listener running on my sarge desktop.

ps waux | grep -i 'nolisten'

If you find X is running with the "nolisten" option, then you need to fix that :)

I can /never/ remember where to change the option and have to hunt it each time... let me know if it is the problem and you can't find that....

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