Linked by Thom Holwerda on Fri 12th Nov 2010 22:35 UTC, submitted by Debjit
Fedora Core Well, what do we have here? It turns out that Ubuntu isn't the only Linux distribution who took a left turn off the X.org highway, now driving on a road that will eventually lead to replacing X.org with Wayland. Fedora's 'graphics cabal', as they call themselves, have explained themselves on Fedora's devel mailing list. They also explain how network transparency can be added to Wayland in a number of different ways, making the mailing list thread intriguing reading material. Also, everybody happy with the headline? No panties in twists this time around...?
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somebody
Member since:
2005-07-07

actually, it is exactly because they don't want it. strange but true.

you set server into runlevel 3. and when you need some software you simply do this from remote machine:

ssh username@machine -Y whatever_command (like. firefox, system-config-network)

and graphic session runs on local machine not server. server is still in runlevel 3. and you never needed to go into runlevel 5 on server to configure something from gui.

i'm avid network X addict, but as long as wayland options me to run seamless remote session like one before while server is in runlevel 3... i'm all for it. seamless remoting shouldn't be hard to implement with any protocol,... while in runlevel 3? well, that i don't know

Edited 2010-11-13 17:10 UTC

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sorpigal Member since:
2005-11-02

What is it about runlevel 3 that makes you think it can't run X? Because Red Hat said so?

On my system runlevel 2 is normal and runlevel 3 starts up some optional stuff I don't need all the time. Runlevels 4 and 5 I don't even bother with.

Beware the fallacy of presuming that how you do things is the universal standard. That's bad in a Windowsy sort of way.

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