I installed XMing on my Windows machine (sal1600), booted my laptop (dixie), and ran some tests using Xming.exe / PuTTY.exe - highly successful, and quiet a look on my face, when I saw gVim on FreeBSD, pop up on Windows XP!
Connection link is as follows:
WRT54G Router/Access Point ->| | <- WPA Personal /w AES algorithm dixie -> ~54Mbps 802.11g ->| sal1600 -> ~54Mbps 802.11g ->|
Personally, I would prefer Gigabit Ethernet connection and some good cat-6 cable, then drop the router for something a bit more direct... but I can't lol.
dixie runs FreeBSD 7-STABLE; sal1600 runs Windows XP MCE (SP3).
A few quick batch files to make calling XMing easier then kicking XLaunch into 'just what I want':
==> xming-1win.bat <== @echo off cd /d P:\Network\Remote\Xming start /B .\Xming.exe -clipboard -keyhook -lesspointer -unixkill -nowinkill -screen 0 1280x800@1 -swcursor ==> xming-multiwin.bat <== @echo off cd /d P:\Network\Remote\Xming start /B .\Xming.exe -clipboard -keyhook -lesspointer -unixkill -nowinkill -swcursor -multiwindowFor SSH, I copied my setup in PuTTY for Dixie; enabling Compression and X tunneling, and bingo -> X11 over SSH. Launch Xming, run PuTTY -load Dixie-X11, and bingo! For the same of speed, I also changed PuTTY to using a faster encryption algorithm then what I normally use for a shell. Adding more fonts is quite a necessity, but rather limiting if you don't like 12px fonts. I can't help but wonder, if Xming would work with fonts installed on X.Org; only two ways I know to find out; grep X or test it. Note to self: double check memory of how X Servers handles fonts, against the documentation (it's been awhile). IMHO running X this way is a liability, even over SSH, and a WLAN even worse. But it is quite nice to see, even under this kind of equipment, it's actually quite usable. I so need a replacement keyboard for my laptop!!!