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Old 10-15-2003, 05:18 PM   #1
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Question Xwindows on Linux box?


I now have the Linux 2.1 AS server up and running. I know that I can access my server by using Telnet protocol. I also need to install Xwindows for my DBA to get access to install the Oracle piece. Does anyone know what flavor of Xwindows that I can use. I really like to use something that is easy to implement. As you can tell, I am a newbie to Linux world.

I am open for suggestions. By far, this is the best site for info on Linux.

Thank you in advance.

Xmdms

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Old 10-15-2003, 05:56 PM   #2
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1. "Linux 2.1 AS", what is that? I assume it's RedHat some RedHat novelty.

2. You should not use telnet at all. Disable the telnet service and tell your DBA to use SSH logins instead. You don't want unencrypted passwords and possibly very sensitive information unencrypted on your network at any time. The SSH service is enabled by default and provides an encrypted command line (and forwarding of X if enabled).

3. The mostly used XWindows distribution in the Linux community is by far XFree86, which also comes with Redhat. If this is a server I wouldn't install X at all since everything can be done using commands - hey, this isn't Windows you know! - but choosing a desktop environment is really up to you. Gnome and KDE are the most used I believe, but I like Fluxbox.

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Old 10-15-2003, 10:24 PM   #3
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Yes, that is Red Hat Advanced Ent. version 2.1 - Thanks for your response. Great suggestion by the way. Which one does it runs on Windows platform? I do know that KDE will not run on Windows platform, but only on Unix system. Would you know if one of these would run aalong with Windows platform?

Again, thanks for your response.

Xmdms

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Old 10-16-2003, 04:34 AM   #4
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I don't quite understand what you mean...
There's a Blackbox port that runs on Windows as an Explorer shell replacement.

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Old 10-16-2003, 07:05 AM   #5
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I think that hw-tph is correct in suggesting that you don't install XWindow(not XWindows as you posted) in the server as it uselessly hogs up memory. An you don't need KDE or GNOME for windows platform as the GUI they provide is pretty much sufficient. Installing something over that is better only if it provides some extra usage or eye-candy look.

And, I don't understand your last post either, so clear up the message xmdms.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 01:06 PM   #6
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What I meant to say is that, is there any windows GUI that I can install on the Windows XP that can talk to the Linux server? I wouldn't like to have two computers to do one job. I am more familiar with Windows platforms than I am with Linux/Unix platform. We're making the switch though. So, please explain to me why I can't see the whole picture.

Again, thanks for your time!!

Xmdms
 
Old 10-16-2003, 02:25 PM   #7
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I would suggest two things,

1. a WinXP ssh client to allow you access to manage your server.

if you must use a GUI interface, you could always try
2. vnc with vncserver

All of which should be free.
 
Old 10-16-2003, 06:37 PM   #8
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Jordan - How would you implement a WinXP ssh client to allow you access to manage your server?

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