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Old 03-18-2005, 04:16 AM   #1
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Question Old Solaris X-Terms with Fedora Core?


Hi,
My school once owned a Solaris system (can't as yet specify), which they are now replacing with an MS Win 2003 system, despite of my objections naturally.
Anyway am am about to get hold of the old X Terminals (basically only a network card with power supply and grphic chip) and I plan to reuse them. I don't own a Sun server or even the appropriate software. Is it possible for me to run these terminals under Linux (Red Hat / Fedora / Mandrake)?

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Old 03-18-2005, 05:11 AM   #2
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What model of X Terminals are these ? What you describe (a network card+ a P/S + graphics) looks more than a Sun Ray terminal that a real X Terminal, which has a CPU and an O/S running on it.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 05:42 AM   #3
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I can guarantee that there is no processor on these things. Unfortunately nobody can tell me what type it is, not even the teachers... They don't seem o exist on the Solaris homepage either. I'll post again when I find out what I'm dealing with.
 
Old 03-21-2005, 04:49 PM   #4
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Do they look like that one ?
http://www.sun.com/sunray/sunray1/index.xml
 
Old 03-23-2005, 04:21 AM   #5
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YEP, that's the one. Linux is based on the x86free architecture, right. So in theory I should be able to run them with a modiefied fedora or red hat 9...
 
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Well, these devices are not X Terminals, and no X or XFree86 server is running on them, as, like you already know, there is not a few more than a network and a graphic card in them. An X server can't run without being on top of an O/S which itself need a CPU to live.
So if you want to use these sunrays, you need to have a server running "Sun Ray Server Software 3" which is a commercial product available for either SPARC Solaris or Linux (JDS2, RHES AS3 or SUSE Enterprise Linux 8).
 
Old 03-24-2005, 06:12 PM   #7
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Thanks,
not exactly what I was aiming for but I can work with that.

One get's wiser by the day - again thanks a lot!
 
  


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