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

Ted Bartlett ted.bartlett at
Tue Oct 25 17:06:13 BST 2005

>On Tuesday 25 October 2005 12:55, Ted Bartlett wrote:
>>ssh to the server
>>startx -- :1    this spawns an X session using twm as user
>>connect x11vnc to :1
>>The :1 session continues to run when I log out of ssh if it is started
>>as a background process.
>>If I remove startkde from the boot sequence could I start it as a user
>>and achieve the same? kde is so much nicer than twm :)
>Yes, you can also start KDE like this
>startx startkde -- :1

Thanks folks, all working with kde now. The solution was to update my 
.xinitrc file under user to startkde (echo exec startkde > ~/.xinitrc). 
Now startx -- :1 & spawns a kde session from ssh that remains when ssh 
is disconnected. The vnc server can then be attached to X :1


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