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Old 11-06-2004, 11:37 AM   #1
Jazeker
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remote X env. from windows


Hi,

I have installed Mandrake 10 some time ago and all went rather fine. Now I need to step up a bit. Lacking a bunch of keyboards, mice etc... I want to use my linux box remotely with some X environment.

I tried the Cygwin/X and after a lot of troubles to get to some cygexpat-0.dll file I got it up. Now how do I tell it to be a front-end to my linux machine ? If you know of a better X env on windows, I am interested as well... cygwin is the best example of how to scare users away with a lousy installer and a bunch of other troubles.

Thanks :-)

(btw : any good link to newbie info on how to use samba and to put a windows and a linux machine in the same workgroup is appreciated as well).
 
Old 11-06-2004, 02:06 PM   #2
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Strange, I had no problems with cygwin at all. Their installation dialog worked great for me and everyone else I knew. That is not the issue though. Why don't you simply use VNC? You can d/l and run the vncserver on either the Windows machine or the Linux box and work from either end.

Realvnc is a great windows version. Just google search for it. It is free and provides server and client apps. More than likely your Mandrake distro already has vnc server software and your Windows box can acquire a desktop using a web browser.

Just start the vncserver on ur Linux box, and point your Windows web browser to your linux box IP address:5801

The vncserver can be started 99 times to give 99 different desktops to users.

I figure I will get my 2 cents worth in also...... Mandrake? YUK!
 
Old 11-06-2004, 03:01 PM   #3
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Strange, I had no problems with cygwin at all. Their installation dialog worked great for me and everyone else I knew.
Could be :-) Well... had the same problems @ work. Seems to be rather structural then :-(


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That is not the issue though. Why don't you simply use VNC? You can d/l and run the vncserver on either the Windows machine or the Linux box and work from either end.

Realvnc is a great windows version. Just google search for it. It is free and provides server and client apps. More than likely your Mandrake distro already has vnc server software and your Windows box can acquire a desktop using a web browser.

Just start the vncserver on ur Linux box, and point your Windows web browser to your linux box IP address:5801

The vncserver can be started 99 times to give 99 different desktops to users.
Ow... I haven't tried the web browser approach. I just started the tightvnc client on my windows box. However, the slow refresh rate and the jpg distortion ennerve me, certainly when doing command line stuff. I use VNC but only when I need the Linux GUI for some stuff I don't know how to do on cmd line.

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I figure I will get my 2 cents worth in also...... Mandrake? YUK!
Hehehe... just took an easy to install distro. I could have taken knoppix as well... I am just in a learning phase, you know :-)
 
Old 11-06-2004, 03:17 PM   #4
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Re: remote X env. from windows

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Originally posted by Jazeker
Hi,

I have installed Mandrake 10 some time ago and all went rather fine. Now I need to step up a bit. Lacking a bunch of keyboards, mice etc... I want to use my linux box remotely with some X environment.

I tried the Cygwin/X and after a lot of troubles to get to some cygexpat-0.dll file I got it up. Now how do I tell it to be a front-end to my linux machine ? If you know of a better X env on windows, I am interested as well... cygwin is the best example of how to scare users away with a lousy installer and a bunch of other troubles.

Thanks :-)

(btw : any good link to newbie info on how to use samba and to put a windows and a linux machine in the same workgroup is appreciated as well).
check out exceed, it's a windows X server and easy to configure to use ssh and X11 tunnelling.
 
Old 11-06-2004, 03:25 PM   #5
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check out exceed, it's a windows X server and easy to configure to use ssh and X11 tunnelling.
As is reflection-X. Both of which are not for free, iirc.
 
Old 04-13-2007, 12:54 AM   #6
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How to configure?

Can you tell us what you have to do to configure your linux server to accept incoming requests from exceed/reflectionx?
 
  


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