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Old 04-03-2003, 05:55 AM   #1
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Question how to get linux xwindows on M$ windows clients

hello friends,

my situation is like this,
i have one linux server and 7 winodws clients, every client want to logon to linux server from his machine and also want to get the XWindows with it on windows client.
The first part of it is easy, i could have done it by using ssh clients. but since they want xwindows also, this is not my solution
i cant use the VNC because i want every users should have to enter there own linux usernames and password in order to access the linux server

Old 04-03-2003, 08:37 AM   #2
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The only way I've heard how to do this is to install X on all seven machines, which means installing Linux on all of them. Afterwards, you utilize your existing Linux machine as an X server (which going to need TONS of horsepower) and access it using X clients on your seven desktops.

Or you could use VMWare, or something like that...

I hope this gets you pointed in the right direction.
Old 04-03-2003, 10:14 AM   #3
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take a look at a product called winaxe:

it is an xserver written for windows... basically. How it works is a user on a windows machine starts winaxe, enters their userid / passwd, then winaxe connects to the linux server and starts an xsession for the user. basically a graphical telnet.

also winaxe is much cheaper than other x-for-windows products like hummingbird.
Old 04-03-2003, 11:04 AM   #4
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i think you might find this nice

its called VNC

as far as i know its free "still" my mate and i used it once i dont anymore cause i dont need to all my servers go through one monitor now

its the best i have seen and allows you get an x windows desktop on any windows box
Old 04-03-2003, 11:53 AM   #5
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You could also try Cygwin.

I have it here at work on W2K and I have blackbox up and running Its really neat.


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