Re: Running GNOME apps on remote X display

I'm not sure about this, but I'm going to guess that you don't want to use
the remote machines theme. This is because the remote machine would have
to render the application and then send that image to your machine.(Please
correct me if I'm wrong!) In this case if your application was 300x300
pixels and your desktop was running at 16 bit color depth in order to
refresh the application, the remote system would need to send 1.8MB of
Please correct me if I'm wrong, but the X-Windows system probably sends as
little information as possible to draw the application on a remote machine
and this does not include theme information. I hope this is helpful, but
keep in mind that I am just guessing.

> Hello,
> I have 2 computers, both running debian/unstable, both have GNOME2.
> I'm using one of them locally, and I connect to another one over SSH
> with X forwarding.
> Now, if I run GNOME on local computer, and I try to run a GNOME app
> (like gedit) on remote computer over SSH, it runs on my local display
> using LOCAL theme. How does remote computer discover which theme I use
> on my local computer?
> Second question. If I don't run GNOME on my local computer. Let's say I
> run TWM, or just plain X with a terminal and no window manager. I
> connect to remote computer over SSH, and run a GNOME app. It runs using
> default theme and default fonts (probably because local computer doesn't
> run GNOME). But how do I run remote GNOME applications from non-GNOME
> environment using some other theme (let's say I set that theme up on
> remote computer) and/or other fonts. How do I do that?
> P.S. I'm not subscribed to this mailing list, so please CC me.
> Teofilis Martisius
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