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rwalkerphl 08-24-2004 12:46 PM

GUI remote control
I have 2 dual processor linux servers running, and am looking to get a 3rd to run Oracle databases. I am frequently away and need to access them remotely. Command line is easy as I sue Penguinet, however, with Oracle, I frequently need to access the GUI frontend/xwindows to run java based programs - installer, etc.

I tried installing TightVNC/VNC Viewer, but the interface is pretty hokey I found...

Can anyone recommend other software for GUI desktop emulation?



david_ross 08-24-2004 01:28 PM

Why not just run the application using the x windows protocol, then you don't even need to run an X server on the server itself.

Demonbane 08-24-2004 01:28 PM

If bandwidth isn't an issue, remote X?

rwalkerphl 08-24-2004 02:37 PM

How do I run the application using the xwindows protocol? I tried to run the Oracle Installer from PenguiNet terminal emulator after I set the xwindows paramteres, and it errored telling me it was unable to display the gui front end...

david_ross 08-24-2004 03:25 PM

Take a look at this section of the wiki:

Using X windows over ssh should be the simplest way.

rwalkerphl 08-24-2004 05:15 PM

Hi David,

I think I tried this before with the terminal emulator, and the emulator was not able to handle the GUI images. Any thoughts on how I should connect to the remote server to have the GUI enabled? I am accessing the server from my Win XP laptop across the internet, and am getting to the server in question by attaching to another server first using SSH:22, then using the command line to attach to the ultimate server using ssh -Xl username servername.

Many thanks for all your help so far!


Demonbane 08-24-2004 09:40 PM

You'll need to have an X Server running on your winXP first, there's couple of commercial offerings out there(X-Win32, Exceed etc), if you want a free one, get Cygwin.

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