[oclug] NCD xterm setup

Dmitriy Korovkin korovkin at users.sourceforge.net
Mon Jan 29 16:11:47 EST 2007

Hi Mike,
Sorry, I have more questions than something to say.
1. Does xterm means X terminal or an X application?
2. Is it a hardware X terminal or an old PC turned to an X terminal?
3. Have you looked at http://tldp.org/HOWTO/XDM-Xterm/index.html ?

Font server should be configured in /etc/X11/fs/config
no-listen = tcp must be commented out.
I'm not sure, but there are the following files to look at:
/etc/hosts - the NCD should be listed there
/etc/X11/xdm/Xaccess - configure access to the XDM
/etc/inittab - set up the default runlevel (5)
probably others.
Good luck


Mike wrote:
> I have the  xterm booting with  tftp/bootp
> and I can telnet to my main machine and start an xterm 
> but the xterm does not fully open because it does not have any fonts.
> xfs is running 
> In the ncd how-to there was mention of 4 config files on the host, but there 
> were no details on what these contain  One was a fonts.dir
> Can anyone shed light on getting it to work? 
> I can get Konqueror to open but it is largely unreadable,
> firefox fails to open on the xterm 
> XDMCP also does not get a login prompt

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