I am planning to setup a "terminalserver" for my *nix based administrators.
I would like to have a number of users, either with gnome or with kde (based on their likings) who will connect to the server and start their individual settings on the same machine.
What I found out so far:
- Just forwarding X11 via SSH is very slow (using port TCP 22, ssh)
- VNC is slow (using ports TCP 5900 onwards, vnc:0 ...)
- KDE-Remote seems to be fast, propably same with gnome (using port UDP 177, xdmcp)
To enable remote login I need to modify
[security] DisallowTcp=false [xdmcp] Enable=true
/etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess needs to be modified, too (enter a pattern for hosts that are allowed to get a remote login window).
Now so far, if I enable both settings, I can use XDMCP to connect to the server, but I am getting a black screen with a simple mouse-cursor consisting of a white cross.
So there are some "ingredients" still missing here.
Any pointers or own configurations out there that can help me here are welcome.