[RndTbl] XDMCP on Ubuntu Precise (12.04 LTS)

Dan Keizer dan at keizer.ca
Sun Mar 17 17:51:41 CDT 2013

With X, the terminology is also backwards to what you might think ...
the "Server" is managing your display/keyboard/mouse and the "client"
runs on the remote machine you're working on ...
If you want to turn a PC into a X display machine, i've used other
options, but really, some form of *nix is best for this ...


On 13-03-17 05:32 PM, Kevin McGregor wrote:
> I have a Ubuntu 12.04 LTS server with no GUI/desktop installed. I'd
> like to have a desktop of some kind running, but I won't be using the
> desktop at the console, just over my LAN. I'd like the console to
> remain text-only.
> What's the shortest route to getting this? I presume I'll need some
> kind of X client on my PC and connect via XDMCP to the server.
> Suggestions?
> Kevin
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