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Old 06-10-2008, 08:39 AM   #1
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howto display the cde or the java desktop in windows using putty or cygwin.


Hello
I wish to export the display of a solaris install and using putty, or cygwin be able to display the GUI of a sparc solaris. I really wonder if that is possible and what could be the steps to do so. It's the first time I try to do so and i need some guidelines. I am able to display the xterm or lauch an standalone x application, i am wondering how could I export the whole Desktop.
thank you in advance

the system i am using is
Solaris 10 11/06 s10s_u3wos_10 SPARC
Copyright 2006 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
Use is subject to license terms.
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Old 06-10-2008, 10:30 AM   #2
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Hi.

For JDS, run 'gnome-session' and you should get the full Java desktop. Don't know what the command would be for CDE, though.

Dave
 
Old 06-10-2008, 11:43 AM   #3
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For CDE, run /usr/dt/bin/Xsession.

Alternatively: /usr/dt/bin/dtwm , but things will be missing and look and feel will be more or less broken in that case.
 
Old 06-10-2008, 12:16 PM   #4
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Hello
I wish to export the display of a solaris install and using putty, or cygwin be able to display the GUI of a sparc solaris. I really wonder if that is possible a
Yes this is possible, but not with SSH.
The SSH protocol is typical for launching remote X-applications only.
For launching the entire desktop from remote you use the XDMCP protocol.
On your windows (or other) workstation you 'll need to run an x-server, which receives the X-client from the solaris machine over XDMCP through the Chooser of a Login manager.
An x-server on windows may be invoked in diffent ways, such as CygWin or a commercial app.

regrds, C

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Old 06-10-2008, 01:24 PM   #5
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You can also run a nested Xserver like Xnest or Xephyr through the ssh tunnel and run the graphic environment inside.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 03:45 AM   #6
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Yes this is possible, but not with SSH.
The SSH protocol is typical for launching remote X-applications only.
For launching the entire desktop from remote you use the XDMCP protocol.
On your windows (or other) workstation you 'll need to run an x-server, which receives the X-client from the solaris machine over XDMCP through the Chooser of a Login manager.
An x-server on windows may be invoked in diffent ways, such as CygWin or a commercial app.

regrds, C
I already installed and configured cygwin/X. that will be my windows X-server.
 
Old 06-11-2008, 08:02 AM   #7
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Did you try VNC on solaris ?

In case of SSH + X, you need some X-manager client softwares on your desk like hummingbird.
 
Old 06-23-2008, 04:30 PM   #8
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thank you all for your help... I just can't (not allowed) to install anything except cygwin and putty. in every reply there's a new program you suggest. I am sure they are great software but i can't load my machine with ten programs just to do one thing.
i have installed cygwin with xorg. i can launch solaris xterm from cygwin. i'd just love if possible to export the whole display. with cygwin/X
 
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There is no need to install anything else than cygwin on your machine to run a nested X server. A nested X server is also an X11 client so can run anywhere.
 
  


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