I have a Linux box to which I connect "dumb" terminals via XDMCP.
Since this week I also have a PowerBook. I have installed XDarwin (XFree86 4.2.x) and would like to connect to my Linux machine as I do with my other terminals (all Linux):
xstart -- -query 192.168.0.1 -quartz -fullscreen
The problem is that my Powerbook does not get connected to the server (saying "unknown host"), although I am able to ping it.
XDMCP is working on 192.168.0.1, because I am able to use it on other Linux boxes when typing
X -query 192.168.0.1
What is wrong with X on MacOS 10.1.5?
Thanks for any hint!
I have also run into this problem. I solved it by making an entry in the machines subdirectory in the NetInfo Manager.
Just make a new subdirectory under the machines subdirectory. Change the value of the name property to the host name of the Linux box (eg. linuxbox) and add a property called "ip_address". Change the value of the ip_address property to the ip address of the linux box. Save.
Now just issue the command:
X -quartz -query linuxbox
for some reason X does not like IP addresses in MacOS X.
In 10.2 just make an entry in the /etc/hosts file.
hope this helps.
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