[RndTbl] XDMCP on Ubuntu Precise (12.04 LTS)

Sean Walberg sean at ertw.com
Sun Mar 17 17:43:05 CDT 2013

IIRC you only need XDMCP if you want to splash a login screen. You can just
SSH in with the -X option instead, and then start up your window manager
(e.g. gnome-session)


On Sun, Mar 17, 2013 at 5:32 PM, Kevin McGregor
<kevin.a.mcgregor at gmail.com>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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