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Old 07-19-2006, 03:37 PM   #1
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How to open an remote X window on FC5 from a Solaris 5 station?

Hi !

I need to remotly work on a Solaris 5 station using my FC5 station. SSH isn't an option because Solaris 5 doesn't have it. So, I typed on FC5:

xhost +
telnet <sun5-ip>

env ( I see here DISPLAY=<FC5-ip>:0.0 )

I receive here error message:

xrdb: Can't open display <FC5-IP>:0.0

I tested also with another Sun machine and I had same behavior. It seems that xhost + isn't working or there is something more to setup on FC5 station to let other clients to open windows.

I use KDE as Desktop Manager.

I'll apreciate any hint on this !
Old 07-19-2006, 06:50 PM   #2
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netstat -a -n --ip
on your FC5 box to verify that it is listening on port 6000 for incoming X display requests.

Also verify that the firewall isn't blocking it - temporarily turn it off if necessary (this will require you to be root):

service iptables stop
Old 07-20-2006, 05:44 AM   #3
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Here is what I have on FC5

# netstat -a -n --ip

Active Internet connections (servers and established)
Proto Recv-Q Send-Q Local Address Foreign Address State
tcp 0 0* LISTEN
tcp 0 0* LISTEN
tcp 0 0* LISTEN
tcp 0 0* LISTEN
tcp 0 0* LISTEN
udp 0 0*
udp 0 0*
udp 0 0*
udp 0 0*
udp 0 0*
udp 0 0*
udp 0 0*
udp 0 0*
udp 0 0*
udp 0 0*

# service iptables status

Firewall is stopped.

It seems that was related to other level of security. Normally I use KDE, but I started in GNOME desktop and I changed some settings for Remote Desktop Preferences ( sound curious but it worked ! ):

System -> Preferences -> Remote Desktop -> Allow other users to control your desktop

Now I can open remote applications from Sun station on FC5 desktop.


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