Jeff Bailey on 16 Aug 2011 15:03:42 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] Remote KDE Session

assuming both machines are running X (IE: the local machine is running an X server), then I believe that you need to enable X11 forwarding for ssh.
see if this helps:
On 08/16/11, Casey Bralla<> wrote:
Listening to the "teaser" about the upcoming talk on "screen" at PLUG last
night got me very excited about its capabilities. Lter, I got to thinking
about an X-window version of screen, and then jumped to the conclusion: Why
not just run KDE remotely?

My basement server runs KDE all the time, adn I can successfully vnc into it
and run a remote desktop. However, I'd much rather run a native (albeit
remote) KDE session on my main computer since the window size would match my
main screen and the display would look crisper.

In other words, I want to have a full KDE desktop on my local computer, but
actually running on the remote computer.

So I ssh'd into my remote machine, and ran "startx -- :1" to spawn a new X
window environement which I hoped would show up on my main (remote) screen.
No good. it did seem to spawn a new X, but not on my local machine.

I also tried "startkde" but got an error message "$DISPLAY is not set or
cannot connect to the X server." Unfortunately, DISPLAY is set, and even if I
changed it, I could not get KDE to start remotely.

Anybody have any suggestions?

Casey Bralla
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