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How to disable -nolisten tcp in Fedora 14 and 15

Posted by on Monday, 5 September, 2011

On a standard Fedora 14/15 installation, gdm is the gui greeter.
To allow tcp connections to your xserver, do the following:

Edit the “/usr/share/gdm/gdm.schemas” and look for the section:

<schema>
<key>security/DisallowTCP</key>
<signature>b</signature>
<default>true</default>
</schema>

Change the line <default>true</default> to <default>false</default>

Save it and restart gdm.

This is not a good idea in security terms but some systems do not work well with X11 apps over ssh (the preferred method)

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