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XDMCP – Speed up your RDP!

XDMCP permits several users to login and perform numbers of GNOME sessions at a time. In this regard, if the users have a speed computer performing Ubuntu, then the user can use their slow systems to run and login the large application or programs that are available in the speed computer only.

In this regard, the users are required to follow some particular steps to perform their program. First, they are required to turn on the XDMCP characteristic on the fast computer and required to move for system> Administration > Login Window.


Secondly, click on the remote button of the login window. After clicking on the remote button choose the style similar as the local. Finally, close the window dialog box and restate the computer.

After the installation of the XDMCP program on the fast computer system, the user will  require to install it on another PC to perform the Ubuntu that also require particular steps to follow the installation of the program successfully such as:

  • Firstly, boot the slow computer system and break at the login screen.
  • After that, switch the option at the lower left side corner of the login screen
  • Choose the remote login via XDMCP
  • Finally, type in the user name or IP of the fast screen on the dialog window that the user require to login and want to slow system to run faster.

In X Window System, the X display manager also runs as the program, which allows starting of the session on X server from same and other computer.

The login screen that is shown by KDM display manager. The display manager gives user with the login screen that prompts for the username as well as password. The session starts while user successfully enters the valid combination of the username as well as password.

When display manager that runs on user’s computer, that begins X server prior to presenting an user login screen, repeating while user logs out. Also, in this state, display manager realizes in XWindow System functionality of the init, getty as well as login on the character mode terminals.

While display manager runs on the remote computer, tat acts like telnet server, and requesting username as well as password also starting the remote session. The X11 Release three introduced display managers at October 1988 with aim to support standalone Xterminals then coming on a market.

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