Using XFCE4, I'm trying to enable XDMCP for it.

In fact what I'm looking for is to setup a VNC server with TightVNC in a machine running XFCE4.

I already managed to connect via x11vnc but this solution only gives me a VNC session for physical X sessions and I need a virtual one (or whatever it's name is).

I've found that what I need, besides TightVNC and Xinet, is to enable XDMCP, but all info I found is about KDE or Gnome or even just X... what would be the way in XFCE ?

Using Debian Lenny, XFCE4 w/ GDM...

any other useful information please tell me so I can post it right here...


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You can't enable XDMCP in XFCE4. XDMCP is something that is enabled in the display manager, not in a desktop environment. As you didn't tell us which display manager you use (GDM? XDM?), I can't help.

Note that some display managers (e.g. SLIM) don't support XDMCP at all.


Ok, got it! In configuration menu, there's an option for login window and there at remote tab the option for XDMCP is at the bottom, that's why I hasn't noticed it... Thanks!

  • I have further questions on VNC but I'll post them in a new thread... Nov 27, 2010 at 4:14

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