[rescue] Running X on Headless Server??????

Brian Dunbar Brian.Dunbar at plexus.com
Sat Sep 27 13:36:42 CDT 2003

Mike Meredith [mailto:mike at blackhairy.demon.co.uk] on Saturday, September
27, 2003 10:35 AM said;

> On Sat, 27 Sep 2003 08:15:13 -0700, Kevin Lee wrote:
> > How can I keep X running so i can login:
> > issue an xhost+mycomputer
> > and then xterm ?

> Why would you want to run X on a headless box ? 

> If you login to a headless box with a serial terminal you can start an
> xterm to display on another box with "xterm -display otherbox:0.0"

Example; Oracle Portal requires an X-server to display the graphics it
generates in reports.


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