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Does anyone know a good X-Windows client for Windows Vista? I want to run my LInux X-Windows session on my Windows Vista box and I know there used to be a client that would run on XP. Any help would be appreciated.
It's been a while since I worked on a Windows OS, but there are probably quite a few apps that you can use, some of which are free, and some that are not.
Off the top of my head, I can only think of cygwin and Hummingbird Exceed.
If you are merely looking to connect to your Linux machine without the graphics, then you can use an SSH-client. Deep in the bowels of their website, SSH.com has a free, non-commercial version of an SSH-client app that I tend to like. There's also PuTTY (http://www.chiark.greenend.org.uk/~s.../download.html).
I downloaded Xming and I also got it working, sort of. I am using Putty in conjunction with Xming and when I issue a command in Putty, such as "startkde" it brings it up on my desktop. The issue then is how to start other programs because the KDE keeps putty tied up until I exit the KDE.
If I issue a command such as "mozilla" I get the browser but cannot start anything else until I exit Mozilla. How can I start multiple programs and swap between them?
Try running your programs in the background. For example:
$ firefox &
Yep this seems to be the answer... When I run in the background I can open mulitple applications. The only problem I have now is if I bring up the wholde kde desktop putty crashes. Could it be not enough memory in my desktop computer? I am running 1 GIG of ram in my Windwows desktop and usually have a lot open. Several remote desktop sessionss, apps, tools, etc. Then I run the kde and putty crashes. If I limit applications from the Fedora 6 machine to 2 or three all runs well.
As I write this Vista is using around 65% of my physical memory and I have only 2 or 3 remote apps from the Fedora box running.
It could be a RAM issue, or maybe PuTTY. Unless there is a compelling need, I would not run KDE. I you require mozilla, run Firefox under Vista. Alternatively if you require a window manager, consider installing a light-weight manager like XFCE or TWM.