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Old 08-24-2004, 01:46 PM   #1
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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?

Thanks!

Robin.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 02:28 PM   #2
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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.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 02:28 PM   #3
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If bandwidth isn't an issue, remote X?
 
Old 08-24-2004, 03:37 PM   #4
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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...
 
Old 08-24-2004, 04:25 PM   #5
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Take a look at this section of the wiki:
http://wiki.linuxquestions.org/wiki/...Forwarding_X11

Using X windows over ssh should be the simplest way.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 06:15 PM   #6
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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!

Robin.
 
Old 08-24-2004, 10:40 PM   #7
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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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