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Old 02-03-2007, 03:08 PM   #1
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Remote GUI Login Screen


How would I configure a Remote GUI Login Screen in Solaris.
I would like to remotely login with CDE look n feel from GNU/Linux to Solaris.

If I understand correctly, there had to be xdm running on a GNU/Linux system, to get the remote gui login to work.

I have gone through parallel threads for GUI Login to GNU/Linux from Windows :
Suggestions were to use VNCSERVER and VNCVIEWER.

Seeking guidance to configure the same on Solaris box, so that I can login into GUI from GNU/Linux onto Solaris.

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Old 02-03-2007, 03:53 PM   #2
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xdm is not a Linux specific program.
It in fact predates Linux and belongs to X11 and so exists also with Solaris.
Just launch xdm and that's it, you should be able to connect remotely.
 
Old 02-05-2007, 08:05 AM   #3
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X over SSH works great if you can run GUI apps from the CLI. If you need a full-screen login type thing, the best way is to use Sun Secure Global Desktop.
 
Old 02-05-2007, 11:26 AM   #4
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For machines on a local network, SSGD seems overkill to me.
A remote login screen has been a standard X11 feature since may be 15 years if not more.
 
Old 02-05-2007, 12:16 PM   #5
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X over SSH works great if you can run GUI apps from the CLI. If you need a full-screen login type thing, the best way is to use Sun Secure Global Desktop.
Is the Sun Secure Global Desktop available as a bundle package that I can download from sun website, or would it be there on the SUN 6/06 DVD or the companion DVD ?
 
Old 02-05-2007, 12:29 PM   #6
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SSGD is a commercial product. You can download an evaluation 30 day trial version.

http://www.sun.com/software/products/sgd/get.jsp

However, again, there is no need for it to achieve what you asked for.

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Old 02-05-2007, 02:41 PM   #7
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I use http://www.nomachine.com/
 
Old 02-06-2007, 01:54 AM   #8
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http://www.nomachine.com/select-pack...s=solaris&id=2

There is no intel x86 version.
 
Old 02-06-2007, 01:57 AM   #9
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I'm missing why mostly everyone here insists in using commercial and sometimes unavailable solutions, while a free, standard one exists and is already installed ...
 
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I'm missing why mostly everyone here insists in using commercial and sometimes unavailable solutions, while a free, standard one exists and is already installed ...
I'm partial to the SSGD solution since it opens up new things you might not even think of initially. Initially I only needed X over SSH, but once I saw how I can open a SSGD session, pause it, and later on resume it from any Java enabled computer/browser on the Internet (over https), I was sold! I take advantage of that feature all the time, and at first I thought I'd never use it!
 
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I agree with all these points.
 
  


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