Re: X Windows on remote client?


You can look for the xdm server running on your linux box. This allows you
to get the same login prompt as on the console over the X-window. On the
X-Window-server (your XP box) you have to request a xdm-login. I also run it
with cygwin. Works well.


"Ian" <iturner1@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> "David Dorward" <dorward@xxxxxxxxx> wrote in message
> news:dogt0v$sjm$1$8300dec7@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> > Ian wrote:
> >> I think its possible to run the x windows client software on my windows
> >> PC.... effectively logging onto the server.
> >
> > Are you asking if it is possible to run a piece of software (such as
> > XEmacs)
> > on the Linux machine, but have it display on and be controlled by the
> > Windows machine?
> >
> > If so, then yes. You will need to install an X Server on the Windows
> > machine.
> >
> >> I think I need to install something on my XP box, perhaps cygwin?
> >
> > I believe Cygwin includes an X Server.
> >
> > --
> > David Dorward <>
> > Home is where the ~/.bashrc is
> Yep, I think thats what I'm asking. I thought one of the key principles
> X windows was that you could redirect the output and control to another
> machine....
> What I remember doing in the past... was logging on via telnet to the
> server.... setting an env variable to point to my desktop machine and
> starting up x windows.
> My desktop machine in the olden days would have had something like
> hummingbird exceed installed on it to provide the "X server". Thats
> confused me before as the X server is actually running on my client....
> client server being all about perspective.
> Is there a specific term that covers what I'm trying to do, so I can look
> for a howto?
> cheers

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