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Has anyone tried to setup xdm server (or any variant of this service) on Raspberry Pi? Assuming, I have setup 'command line' version of raspberry pi installed without connecting Pi to any screen or keyboard. I would like to access Pi through X / xdmcp. What is the minimal setup?

  • Are you just talking about a simple ssh connection, with the display forwarded to your PC, or something else? – francis Feb 11 '14 at 11:25
  • I'm talking about daemon like xdm, with capability to listen for incoming connections like XDMCP. Finally, I would like to use my tool Xming to connect to Pi, and have login screen and full graphical environment ready to work. – Max Feb 11 '14 at 15:19
  • The answer came after a few weeks. Look at raspberrypi.org/phpBB3/viewtopic.php?f=91&t=21246 – Max Mar 9 '14 at 20:01
  • Also note that xdm can forward. This mean that xdm does not have to run on the destination host, but can run elsewhere. – Thorbjørn Ravn Andersen May 12 '14 at 6:30
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This is probably more suitable as a comment, but have you seen this tutorial? I was able to use these instructions on my system without problem.

As is mentioned here for a different Linux flavor, XDMCP is inherently insecure and you are advised to use it only behind a firewall.

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