Running X-Applications w/o being hungup

Kevin Krammer kevin.krammer at
Wed Mar 1 18:31:08 GMT 2006

On Tuesday 28 February 2006 16:29, Srivatsa Vaddagiri wrote:
> I run KDE on a machine and want some solution to the problem I have. I
> would like to ssh into the machine from my Laptop, launch some
> X-application and then log-off w/o affecting the X-application. If
> necessary, I should be able to login again into the machine and get back
> the X-application on my display. In other words, I would like to run
> X-application under something like 'screen'. I found that currently
> X-application aborts, even if run under screen, as soon as I log off. It
> works better under nohup (doesnt abort) but X-application doesnt work
> properly when I try to get it "back".

It quit because it is loosing its connection to the X server.

One way go around this is to have an XServer running on the remote site, use 
it for the applications and work with it through a remote protocol like VNC.

Or running an NX server and connecting to it with a NX client


there is also a free server called FreeNX, not sure where to get it though

Kevin Krammer <kevin.krammer at>
Qt/KDE Developer, Debian User
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