Simple question: How to make X windows appear on remote machine (not X forwarding)

Dustin Spicuzza dustin at
Tue Apr 15 16:52:40 PDT 2008

Dan Kegel wrote:
> Make sure X is listening on tcp, too.  Modern desktops
> tend to start X with the -nolistentcp option.  See e.g.
> /etc/gdm/gdm.conf, which says
> # If true this will basically append -nolisten tcp to every X command line, a
> # good default to have (why is this a "negative" setting? because if it is
> # false, you could still not allow it by setting command line of any particular
> # server).  It's probably better to ship with this on since most users will not
> # need this and it's more of a security risk then anything else.
> # Note: Anytime we find a -query or -indirect on the command line we do not add
> # a "-nolisten tcp", as then the query just wouldn't work, so this setting only
> # affects truly local sessions.
> DisallowTCP=true
That did it. Thanks, knew it was simple. :)


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