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Old 10-02-2003, 09:49 PM   #1
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help installing xwindows via remote

hello people or linux guru's i am totally newbie here and i need your expertice.

heres the problem.

i have a linux box (RH v7.3) and it is hosted in the US and im far away from there so what im doing now is doing the remote thing to configure and install the applications i needed.

now i already have a webserver and email server on that server running and now i need to install the xwindows coz i only ask them before to install on console coz no need to use of the xwindows but on the other hand we are currenly working on a project and using JAVA and our programmer tried to make a mapping but accidentally when they run the code from the server in the US it gives and error while we are trying to run it here on our local server and it works properly..

some JAVA programmer told us to install the xwindows component for us to run the program or script we made..

now how will i install the xwindows on our server?

i tried to download the RPM from and the version i got is XFree86-4.2.1-13.73.3.i386.rpm it is for redhat 7.3

so is this the right file i needed or maybe there some other files i need to download and install it..

is there any problem doing this? or does this 1 make our server unstable?

pls help me with this asap.

thank you in advance
Old 10-02-2003, 10:22 PM   #2
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Yep, getting X is a good start, you'll also need to learn how to use X remotely. You'll also need a Window Manager installed on your server, I suggest against something fancy like KDE or Gnome... and recommend something extremely light like Blackbox or Fluxbox.

Last edited by Azmeen; 10-02-2003 at 10:29 PM.
Old 10-02-2003, 10:28 PM   #3
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well actually i dont really needed X coz it is a server but like what i said i just need to install it so that the program will run properlly coz it reads the components of the X.

anyway thank you for the reply.

ill just try to install the rpm file i download and ill post again if i found an error...

thank you again


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