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Old 06-13-2007, 06:36 AM   #1
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Accessing linux/sun machine remotely

Dear All,

i am in a bit problem with using the command "x -query IP_ADDRESS" to get the graphical interface of Solaris into the windows machine....

can anyone of you please tell me what i have to change in the sun machine to get the graphical interface in my windows machine.....

Best regards,

Old 06-13-2007, 10:55 AM   #2
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First, do you have an X server on your Windows host? That will be the first requirement. Kenton Lee has a decent list of X servers for Windows. If you have a properly configured X server, then you should be able to run X client applications on Solaris hosts. I'm not sure if/how you can run the Solaris desktop on a console that is not directly attached to the Solaris host.
I have no idea what "x -query IP_ADRESS" is supposed to do. My 4 or 5 Solaris hosts have no such command as 'x'.
--- rod.

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Old 06-13-2007, 11:34 PM   #3
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Dear Rod,

i have personnally connected to a remote sun server using cygwin (the command "x -query IP_ADDRESS" is used in cygwin which has a X server) while i was working in a testbed system. This feature works almost like the "Remote Desktop Connection" of windows.

unfortunately i don't know what changes are needed to be made in the sun server for this remote access.

Looking forward for your reply.

best regards,



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