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Ok I have found alot of info online about this and I still cannot get it to work, I have a linux machine at work that has X on it, I am using KDE on it, I want to be able to connect to it with my laptop from anyware using X forwarding (I think) but I cannot get it to work, I have 2 different ways I am trying.
The first way I tried was using putty to connect to the linux machine and then type in startx, that started the Xsession right on the linux machine and not on my laptop, I found a setting in putty for X11 forwarding and tryed it with the same results.
The second way I tried was to install Cygwin with a full install, and then I went into it and typed in:
Am I going about this all wrong or not? The way I am testing right now I am on the same lan as the linux machine, I don't have iptables or any firewall on the machine so that is not stopping me, I don't know what else to check.
As I side note I have changed the ip's in the text above for securitys sake.
I haven't used Cygwin in ages since I don't have
any windows-installations up&running... so I don't
know that the status of it's XClient development is.
As a rule of thumb, however, I tend to believe that
there is no way of getting X onto a winDOHs machine
without commercial products like Hummingbird or
X-Win32 ... as I said, though, I don't pay too much
attention to the MS world lately and Cyg might be
able to do the trick. Why not just install a decent
OS on the notebook, though?
Oh if only I could, I have tried so many times to get it to run linux and it installs fine, but I can't get the network card or modem to work, if the network card would work in linux I would format the thing tonight. It is a compaq 1200z with a funky network card, it needs the tulip driver but I can't ever get it to work right.
Of course I don't know much or really anything about linux drivers, I just make sure to get hardware that is linux compliant, the laptop is from my pre linux days *shudder*
Is is actually pretty new (for me at least) it is a 1000MHz AMD the network card shows up in Windows XP as a compaq 10_100 MiniPCI Ethernet NIC. I have tryed in google to find out what kind of network card it actually is, as alot of manufactures just take like a lucent and alter it for themseleves but I can't find out anything about this besides what is shown above.
I have not tried a newer kernel yet as I just finally figured out how to recompile the kernel. I was thinking of trying that.
The kernel that I have been using on the laptop to try was from the redhat 7.2 install.
Doesn't look too good, I'm afraid, if that
really is what it is and not just a puckarooed
pci.ids file in RH ... I've done some googling,
and the only hit that mentions this thing as
a network card is someone on a newsgroup
asking (no response) how to make it work.
I would be happy to do that too, awhile ago I went and got a pcmcia network card that was linux compatable, and found that redhat 7.2 did not find my pcmcia bus. I don't know about 8.0, I am looking right now.
Like I said I would love to have linux running right on my laptop, I actually have a job that they encourage me to work with linux and my primary machine still has to be windows :-(
What I really need right now is I want to be able to program php from home on my dsl, I use kate and nfs to connect to the server from work and would like to do that from home but the only machines I have at home are my laptop and a sun microsystems 400mhz system running solaris 8.0 and I don't have a clue how to use it and don't have time really to learn so I am trying to sell that machine.
So if you know anyone that would like to by a sun machine give me a yell :-)
I do, and I use vi all day long, and am at the command line all day long, but when I am working on php junk I am much faster in kate.
I have spent many hours programming in vi, but it gets old after awhile, I am just going to have to break down and get a new machine for at home that will run linux.
As a side note I just compiled kernel 2.4.20 for my laptop and tryed it, and right after it loaded the tulip driver I got a bunch of kernel panics and that was all she wrote. (I have been duel booting winXP and Redhat 8.0 I just don't use redhat since I don't have network access from it)
Ahhh Linux a love of mine but also my worst enemy at some times :-)