3.5 Sample Definitions

The sample definitions described below are imported automatically the first time you start X Manager or X Manager for Domains. In addition to these default definitions, you may see additional samples if you imported templates when you first started X Manager or X Manager for Domains.

Definition Name


Additional information


Prompts you for host and user information, and sends an xterm command to this host. If the command is successful, you see a terminal session on your desktop.

This client starts the "My desktop" session. The sample command requires the xterm command to be in the path on your host. If this command fails, try changing the Host type to match your system, then select xterm from the Command drop-down list.

Direct connection

Prompts you for a host name and starts an XDMCP connection to this host.

This client automatically starts the "X terminal desktop" session. XDMCP must be enabled on the host. Try changing Type to Broadcast. In some networks, this displays a list of hosts available for XDMCP connections.

X terminal desktop

Starts an X server configured to display clients within an X terminal window on your desktop.

This session uses all default settings. Use this session for XDMCP connections and X client definitions that launch a desktop environment (such as KDE, CDE or GNOME).

My desktop

Starts an X server configured to display clients in separate windows on your desktop.

This session enables Show clients on my desktop. All other settings use defaults.

In some cases you may not see these definitions:

  • The definitions listed above are imported automatically from a generic settings template (generic_templates.rxd), which is installed by default. If this template isn't installed, you won't see these settings.

  • If you upgraded from a previous version of Reflection X Advantage, no changes are made to your existing settings. This means that after an upgrade, these definitions are not imported even if the correct template is installed. You can use File > Import to manually import the template called generic_templates.rxd. This template is located in a folder called templates in your product installation folder.

  • Administrators can customize the installed templates. If your administrator has customized your installation, you may see different default definitions.