View Full Version : [xubuntu] How to start X-session using XMing without starting GUI on Ubuntu server

November 6th, 2012, 11:03 AM

I have the following configuration : Ubuntu 10.10 Server, with XFCE4 desktop. Normal startup does not start the X-server/XFCE4 desktop. So, first I have to logon and then start the program xfce4-session and then I have the (old) Xubuntu desktop.

Now for my question: I'd like to connect to this server from my laptop using XMing. After some tweaking it works fine, but only after I start the XFCE4-desktop on the server itself.

Is it possible to get my XFCE4-desktop using XMing on my laptop, without first starting X-server on the server?

Further question: any idea how to use the XDMCP feature on XLaunch?

Greets and thanx for any help

Martin Molema