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  • You want to start an X server on your home machine when you're at work? I don't think it works that way. What are you trying to do?

    • I'm not sure which question to answer first. Let's start with this one:

      >What are you trying to do?

      The goal is to be able to run a single mail client seamlessly from home or from work. That is, I want to have my inbox, sent mail, drafts, etc. all centralized in one place. Imagine, for example, that I used pine to manage my email, and imagine that the server on which that pine account lived was located 2000 miles away from both my work and my home. To handle my mail, I would simply shell into the r
    • Perhaps I replied too quickly to this.

      Yes, I was misunderstanding a part of the process. Essentially I was firing up a window manager (fvwm2) and then trying to forward a second window manager (sawfish -- RedHat 7.3's default window manager) onto fvwm2 by running "startx". What I need to do is run sawfish on my home machine, and then forward mozilla.

      That may, (or may not?) have been the point you were making. ;-)
      • Yeah, that sounds like the point I was making. :) If you start X on your work machine and just fire up an XTerm, you can log in to your home machine and run sawfish just as any other X client. (sawfish & should do it -- startx does a bit too much.)

  • I just stay away from the X clients all together and use mutt [mutt.org]. Its extremly powerful and all you need is to ssh into the box to check your mail. You can even try IMAP over SSL so all your mail stays in once place so you don't get duplicate copies and stuff.

    Just giving you some other options so you don't have to rely on getting X forwarding working just to check mail. (for example if you visit a friend on vacation and they just have windows 98 and AOL, you just need to grab a win ssh client like putty t

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