Bug 54719 - nautilus won't work over remote X
nautilus won't work over remote X
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: nautilus (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Havoc Pennington
Aaron Brown
: 55240 (view as bug list)
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Reported: 2001-10-16 16:58 EDT by Chris Ricker
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:37 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2002-02-27 01:26:18 EST
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Description Chris Ricker 2001-10-16 16:58:26 EDT
I use XDMCP a lot.  I recently tried running nautilus remotely over it, and
discovered that it dies instantly on startup.  The problem, I would guess,
is that the object broker isn't getting forwarded to the remote display.

Looks like Yet Another Reason KDE and GMC Are Better Than Nautilus.
Comment 1 Josep Guallar-Esteve 2001-11-13 14:49:47 EST
I have succesfully run Nautilus over the network through ssh login. I am using the 
current IA64 beta.
Comment 2 Mike A. Harris 2001-12-01 07:43:24 EST
Doesn't work for me either during s390 testing
Comment 3 Havoc Pennington 2001-12-01 12:47:38 EST
Are you running your whole session remotely, or just Nautilus while you are also
logged in elsewhere. GNOME doesn't like two open sessions at once, at the moment.
Comment 4 Chris Ricker 2001-12-01 13:29:13 EST
Whole session.  That's kinda by definition when you're doing XDMCP, after all....
Comment 5 Chris Ricker 2002-02-27 01:26:13 EST
This is still true with RH 7.2 release + all errata.  nautilus works only
intermittently over XDMCP.

Here's what I experienced this afternoon.  I had two machines, thing1 and
thing2.  thing1 was configured with gdm listening to XDMCP direct queries, and I
was logged in on thing2 in X.  I brought up xnest -query thing1, and it
connected to thing1 and I logged in, selecting gnome.  gnome started up in the
nested X server on thing2, but nautilus displayed on thing1.  When I then exited
out of xnest and lathered, rinsed, repeated, nautilus displayed in xnest on
thing2 the second time.
Comment 6 Havoc Pennington 2002-02-27 12:41:28 EST
At this point we are moving to new development on GNOME 2; it attempts to
address logging in more than once on separate machines in a more comprehensive way.

Backporting the architecture changes required to handle this to GNOME 1 isn't 
planned, but things should work or be fairly easy to fix once we migrate to GNOME 2.
Comment 7 Havoc Pennington 2002-02-27 14:22:49 EST
*** Bug 55240 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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