I have XP running on my newest computer (forgive me, the 2.4 and 2.6 kernels paniced over the SiS 661FX chipset). The other computer, which is getting a bit old is running Slackware 9.1 -- a wonderful OS, which is also my gateway, and as much as I like Linux and want it to be my primary OS I can't because of the motherboard in the new machine. So I thought about setting up remote login to the X-server on the Linux-box so that I can work in Gnome 2.4 from XP, and was wondering what type of Windows-client to use.
I guess you might ask yourself why I don't just walk over to the gateway. Well I could, but it's got a 14 inch monitor from 1993 or something like that which does 1024x768@60 hz. That's a bit tough on the eyes in the long run.
I have (barely) heard of a thing called X11-forwarding through SSH, and hoping that would be remote login I tried to set it up with Putty 0.57... and failed. I have to set up some "X display location" to get that working??
Yeah and in case it is of any relevance, the server hardware is as follows:
* Celeron (Mendocino) 400 mhz. (I guess that's the P2 series...)
* 192 MB ram
* Lots of swap
I would be grateful for any ideas from you. Thanks in advance.