How do I start a kde session on a remote machine?

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Fri Oct 21 18:15:38 BST 2005

On Friday 21 October 2005 19:09, Ted Bartlett wrote:

> The system is configured to use kdm and to startkde at boot. This spawns
> the kdm_greet process, at least I assume that is what happens and that
> kde_greet is the 'login screen' that kde presents to the user. Is this
> correct? When a users enters their login and password is it passed to
> kde_greet?

Yes, I think so.
I think kde_greet is the visible part of kdm

> Is it possible to start a kde session on the server when logged in using
> ssh? That is can a session be started that will run locally on the
> server allowing the vnc server to be started and the vnc connection
> established? Equally importantly will the kde session be detached - will
> it continue to run when the ssh connection is terminated?

You can start KDE whenever you have an X11 display.

If this x11vnc is working like an X server, you just need to set DISPLAY to 
point to it and run startkde


Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
Moderator: (German),
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <>
-------------- next part --------------
This message is from the kde mailing list.
Account management:
More info:

More information about the kde mailing list