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

vance at neurotica.com vance at neurotica.com
Mon Sep 29 15:13:06 CDT 2003

On Mon, 29 Sep 2003, Devin L. Ganger wrote:

> >    This is a point of confusion of X clients vs. an X server.  An X
> > server can be anywhere on a TCP/IP (or DECnet) connected network,
> > separate from the clients.  The server is what talks to the video
> > system, keyboard, and pointing devices.
> Yes, but the confusion is not always on the part of the administrators.
> I have seen Java software, for instance, that required a local X server
> to be running, as it hooked in to those libraries for its graphics
> routines. Ugly bitch, that code was, and really pissed us off, as this
> particular server was being maintained by a developer group (not the
> sysadmin group) and was destined for life in the DMZ.

You don't need to have an X server running in order to have local X

Peace...  Sridhar

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