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Old 09-27-2003, 11:42 AM   #1
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Trying to run X across the network

I have setup a minimal debian machine, with no monitor/keyboard attached that sits in my closet.

I've setup ssh and that's how I work on it - purely in text mode (terminal emulation: xterm. I would like to use fluxbox and connect from my Windows machine. I know my telnet client supports "xterm", but is that what I use to connect to X?

The other problem I'm having is that my vid card isn't supported by X. am I going to have to get another video card just to xterm into my box? or is there like a software video driver that I can use since I will never actually be viewing a signal from the video card directly.

Thanks in advance for any help.
Old 09-27-2003, 11:49 AM   #2
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xterm is jsut a teminal emulator.

To see your X display from windows you will need to either use VNC (eg TightVNC) or install cygwin on windows to act as an xserver for your X applications.


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