Posts Tagged xwindows

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:


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)