Using Xnest

All these steps may not be necessary, but when I first did them, everything worked, but then when I skipped a few while logged in under a different ID, somethings didn't work.

Test the other virtual consoles via Ctrl-Alt-F1

Login with a valid ID at the command prompt under Ctrl-Alt-F1

xinit /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm -- :1

Use Ctrl-Alt-Backspace to get out of the above

Use Ctrl-Alt-F7 to go back into X. In a terminal window, type

Xnest :1 -ac &

xclock -display :1

Use Ctrl-C to shutdown the clock. Try to get the Icewm up:

icewm -display :1

Then, for the remote display from antoher host's xdmcp:

Xnest :1 -query hostname

Note that on shawn, which has two ethernet cards since it's an LTSP server, I had to add which interface to use:

Xnest :1 -query ednhp4 -from

Sometimes I used -indirect instead of -query, but I'm not really sure what the difference between the two is.