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Old 07-16-2008, 12:47 AM   #1
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Question Unable to use xterm in RHEL5 server

i am using RHEL5.1 server, i am unable to get host display on my m/c using xterm -display myIP:0.0 , giving Xt error even when i executed xhost + on my machine. can any body help me.
procedure i followe is:
step 1:-> run xhost + on my m/c
step 2:-> GO TO HOST m/c run /usr/openwin/bin/xterm -display myipaddress:0.0
giving Xt error, but able to connect host m/c to some other Linux m/
Old 07-16-2008, 12:58 AM   #2
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Would you be so kind as to specify what the "Xt error" is?

What is an "m/c"?

Has this ever worked? Do you have a similar system working? What's different?

And why, pray tell, is this CAPITAL LETTERS "urgent"?
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m/c is short for machine. If I understand the scenario correctly, I think you'd just need to use VNC. Run vncserver on your machine and then connect to it from the host, you'll get a window with as many xterms as you want.
Or you could just use ssh. Some more clarity would definitely help.
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Hi, arungoodboy -

Some more clarity would definitely help
That was my point exactly. gbk.vidyasagar's post was so vague as to be utterly useless. Cutting and pasting the exact error message would be a good start ;-)
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Are you using ssh? I think it should work, as X forwarding is easy to do. Can you post commands and responses/errors more clearly? If you are not able to get an answer here, also consider posting to centos5 forums, as centos is supposed to be 100% binary compatible with RHEL:


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