--- Simon Wood <Simon.Wood(a)pace.co.uk> wrote: > Hi
I'm having problems getting my xinit/chooser
and was hoping that someone knows a solution or can
What I have set up is xinit running on the local
machine (laptop), but
without a Xserver entry. I then start 'X -indirect
w.x.y.z' from inittab.
How have you set it up in inittab?? I use something
x:5:repawn:/usr/bin/X -broadcast 192.168.0.1
that way, if the X process dies, inittab will restart
it for me.
This works with varying success. I'm doing this
that I can either work
locally on the laptop or use it as an X terminal
onto another machine.
The main problem is that the IP is DHCP'ed and this
seems to cause
I don't see how. DHCP should handle requests to any IP
address. Have you got routing enabled?
If I use the loopback I can see 'myself' and
machines, but can't
log into other machines (I assume that they get
confused by 127.0.0.1).
lol, no 127.0.0.1 is a *special* IP address which is
reserved only for the local machine. This cannot be
seen outside of the machine your working on, since the
"lo" (loopback device) is present on every machine,
and so is specific.
If I use an allocated IP (which is a fixed value at
home) then I can
log into all (both) machines.
Just as I was excpecting.
However the DHCP IP at work is more dynamic and has
the potential to
1). Can someone confirm why the 127.0.0.1 fails, as
this is the more
logical one to use (I think).
2). Can anyone suggest a way of automatically
altering the value for
inittab, bear in mind that the network may come
up/be ejected after
the machine has booted (as it's pcmcia) and can
change when DHCP
errm.....yes and no. what you could do, is write a
shell wrapper which inittab calls and checks for the
exit status of "/etc/init.d/network status". If it is
"up" then do nothing else, if not start the network
service which in turn starx X on the client via the
Sorry if this is vague. If you mail me off list, I can
help further. Or you can phone me on:
I'm running on Debian, which I suppose makes it a
little naughty posting
to Suse-Schools.... Thanks in advance,
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