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Old 03-08-2004, 12:25 PM   #1
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X11 on XP

Haven't managed to find an answer with the standard searches, so:

I know it's possible to have an X process running on one machine that displays on another - eg a GKrellM on a workstation that displays the load the server is running at.

But is there any software around that would allow me to run an X application remotely on a Windows XP machine? My girlfriend wants to be able to access software on my Slack box over our LAN from her XP machine..
Old 03-08-2004, 12:40 PM   #2
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Get Cygwin and install what you need. Cygwin is a GNU environment for Windows and it is very useful. Recent versions also provide XFree86 and related utilities, so you can load XFree86 running a window manager of your choice on her Windows installation and then SSH through an xterm (or rxvt or whatever xshell you use) using the -X switch to your Linux box and launch apps that will display on her local Windows box.

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My home setup is an XP Pro machine and a Linux machine. I used to have each on a monitor and a keyboard, but now I run an X Server on my PC and display my windows on there.

It works a treat, and looks really, really good.

I use Labtam's software (google for it...); it's not cheap, but it works well. (I used MI/X before that, and it - frankly - sucked.)

Cygwin, I use on occasion, and think is very clever, but so deeply difficult to get working right.




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