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How can I set up Fedora 26 to use XDMCP display manager?

asked 2017-09-26 09:43:06 -0500

Sol33t303 gravatar image

I want to be able to use my desktop when connecting remotely through ssh, according to some guides i have to edit /etc/sysconfig/desktop but this doesn't exist, so how can i make Fedora use XDMCP?

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answered 2017-10-01 08:10:40 -0500

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No, there is no need to change /etc/sysconfig/desktop, even when it existed! If you are using GDM, it already supports XDMCP, so there is no need to change anything. (Many other desktop managers also support it, you do not necessarily need to use GDM). But, you should most probably disable running GDM with Wayland. For which, you'd need to disable wayland in /etc/gdm/custom.conf by uncommenting the following line:


To enable XDMCP with GDM, KDM, and some others, you can use the great Arch wiki:

BTW, don't forget to open the corresponding port in firewall too. You might use the graphical firewall configuration utility or use firewall-cmd to do that.

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