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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2003 15:39      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Hi there, I've spent about half an hour with google trying to work out what I need to know, and I know it is fairly simple as I did it before (at least with the client end)

Because I couldn't get my monitor working with my new silicon graphics indy box, I was hoping to use it as an x-windows server. I have it up and running and I can login using telnet (over a crossover cable, so no security problems).

The server is an indy 6400 with a virgin install of irix 5.3.
On the client end I have my G4 cube runnning 10.2.8, with the standard X11 setup.

What do I need to do to sort out graphical forwarding? I know that it is something like:

open display 0:0
or
setenv display 0:0

or something, but I haven't managed to get it open. Hopefully one of our resident wizards could help.

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2003 16:06      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
If it's through telnet, it'll be more like "client:0" where client is a hostname or IP addr. What command to use depends on the shell - for me, a bash user, it would be `export DISPLAY=192.168.1.100:0`.

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quantumfluff
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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2003 17:28      Profile for quantumfluff     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
let's say the indy is named 'indy' and the g4 is named 'g4' and you know networking is OK because you can telnet back and forth with those names.

on the G4 (which has the display and is running the X server)
% xhost +indy
on the indy
% setenv DISPLAY g4:0.0
% xterm - or whatever

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dragonman97

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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2003 17:34      Profile for dragonman97   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
It's been *so* long since I did X11 access along with telnet - I totally forgot about xhost; good thinking, qf. I just use X11 fowarding with SSH, which handles everything - and I'm not sure xhost even needs to be run, since it's actually going through localhost.

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Lex
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Icon 1 posted September 28, 2003 17:44      Profile for Lex   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Always just used SSH to do it here. No fuss, no muss. Whatever THAT is supposed to mean.

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unclefungus
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Icon 6 posted September 29, 2003 03:06      Profile for unclefungus   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
quote:
Whatever THAT is supposed to mean.
That:
1.
1. Used to refer to the one designated, implied, mentioned, or understood: What kind of soup is that?
2. Used to refer to the one, thing, or type specified as follows: The relics found were those of an earlier time.
3. Used to refer to the event, action, or time just mentioned: After that, he became a recluse.
2. Used to indicate the farther or less immediate one: That is for sale; this is not.
3. Used to emphasize the idea of a previously expressed word or phrase: He was fed up, and that to a great degree.
4. The one, kind, or thing; something: She followed the calling of that which she loved.
5. those Used to indicate an unspecified number of people: those who refused to join.
6. Used as a relative pronoun to introduce a clause, especially a restrictive clause: the car that has the flat tire.
7.
1. In, on, by, or with which: each summer that the concerts are performed.
2. According to what; insofar as: He never knew her, that I know of.


adj. pl. those

1. Being the one singled out, implied, or understood: that place; those mountains.
2. Being the one further removed or less obvious: That route is shorter than this one.


adv.

1. To such an extent or degree: Is your problem that complicated?
2. To a high degree; very: didn't take what he said that seriously.


conj.

1. Used to introduce a noun clause that is usually the subject or object of a verb or a predicate nominative: “That contemporary American English is exuberantly vigorous is undeniable” (William Arrowsmith).
2. Used to introduce a subordinate clause stating a result, wish, purpose, reason, or cause: She hoped that he would arrive on time. He was saddened that she felt so little for him.
3.
1. Used to introduce an anticipated subordinate clause following the expletive it occurring as subject of the verb: It is true that dental work is expensive.
2. Used to introduce a subordinate clause modifying an adverb or adverbial expression: will go anywhere that they are welcome.
3. Used to introduce a subordinate clause that is joined to an adjective or noun as a complement: was sure that she was right; the belief that rates will rise soon.
4. Used to introduce an elliptical exclamation of desire: Oh, that I were rich!

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littlefish
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Icon 1 posted September 29, 2003 11:42      Profile for littlefish   Author's Homepage     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Well thanks fr your help folks, but I still couldn't get it to work. However, it was a good place to start, and by putting the error message I got (xterm Xt error: Can't open display) into google, I'm fairly sure I've got a page that will help me. However, I can't be bothered now and I'm off down the pub.

Cheers!

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