Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 05-24-2004, 11:42 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
Posts: 43

Rep: Reputation: 15
help neeeded in using xterm


I am using Mandrake 10.0. At my office, i have Redhat.

I need to access my PC from office.

Presently, I configured the machine so that i can telnet from office to my home, and even the VNC is working fine. But, somehow, the xterm is not working.

It says cannot open display...

Can anyone help me in resolving the problem?

(note : my PC at home is a client in the LAN served by MS NT and I redirect the incomming connections to my PC for specific ports using a software)

Old 05-25-2004, 11:30 AM   #2
Registered: Jan 2003
Location: Poland, Warsaw
Distribution: LFS, Gentoo
Posts: 591

Rep: Reputation: 32
'man X'
'man xhost'
above should help you
Old 05-25-2004, 12:07 PM   #3
Registered: Jul 2003
Location: Virginia
Distribution: Ubuntu Hoary (5.04)
Posts: 550

Rep: Reputation: 31
First things first: don't use telnet! Telnet transmits everything in plain-text: usernames, passwords, etc. Use ssh instead; everything will be encrypted so no one can sniff out your crucial info. Even better, ssh supports X11 forwarding, which is what I assume you're looking to do. With X11 forwarding you don't need to do VNC; just open a terminal, ssh to your machine, and type the name of the command. Of course this assumes you've edited the sshd configuration file (check 'man sshd') and started the ssh daemon (again 'man sshd'). Good luck!


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
xterm - howto lauch an xterm into a specific directory jobano Linux - Software 8 02-26-2008 04:18 PM
xterm peter1 Linux - General 1 02-26-2005 08:47 AM
how is black xterm background in IceWM when issue a xterm command? BRAHmS Linux - Software 1 02-14-2005 04:51 AM
xterm wogga Linux - Software 7 06-02-2004 08:27 AM
xterm basiaco Linux - Software 4 02-25-2004 12:51 PM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:19 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration