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Old 08-13-2001, 09:47 PM   #1
neovox313
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Thumbs up xwindows for windows 2000


I run a 2000 advanced server as well as a Red Hat 7.1 box. I was recently told that I could run an xwindow session on the NT box to virutally control the Red Hat machine since I only have one monitor for the 2 boxes. How do I do this?

Thanks in advance for the help.

 
Old 08-14-2001, 04:47 AM   #2
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You need to get an X server for Windows, something like Exceed (have a search on download.com for freebies) is good. The way my system works at home is I have an X server running on Windows then I telnet into my server. The server's DISPLAY environment is set to point to my Windows box (export DISPLAY=windowsBox:0) so if I start any X applications they pop-up on my Windows desktop. You can, if you want, run XDM (or gdm/kdm) on your linux box and get a proper X logon screen from Windows.

I prefer my method as I get seamless integration with Windows as any X-apps just look like normal Windows program, no need to switch to my X desktop to get to them.

HTH

Jamie...
 
Old 08-14-2001, 03:28 PM   #3
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I'll give that a try.

Thanks.
 
Old 09-13-2001, 02:58 PM   #4
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You might also try using VNC Server/Viewer, by AT&T. Do a yahoo or google search on "VNC". It's free, lightweight, and much faster than Exceed. It also has the advantage of being able to be used over a 56K dialup connection, if necessary.

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You need to get an X server for Windows, something like Exceed (have a search on download.com for freebies) is good. The way my system works at home is I have an X server running on Windows then I telnet into my server. The server's DISPLAY environment is set to point to my Windows box (export DISPLAY=windowsBox:0) so if I start any X applications they pop-up on my Windows desktop. You can, if you want, run XDM (or gdm/kdm) on your linux box and get a proper X logon screen from Windows.

I prefer my method as I get seamless integration with Windows as any X-apps just look like normal Windows program, no need to switch to my X desktop to get to them.

HTH

Jamie...
 
  


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