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    Question Starting GUI on Solaris box


    Hi,
    How can i start a GUI from command line? I am using telnet to login to a sun box. After that i want to start the GUI from the command line. How do i do that? I have already exported display and have a x win prog running on me PC. Thnx in adv.
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    You are going to want to check out the man page for "xterm".

    You can go through the man page and pick out the specific options you want to start up your xterm with.

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    Did you xhost sunserver on the client machine?
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    Hi jlk/bingotailspin,

    the is no man pages for xterm or xhost and i am trying to display the server gui in a windows 200 pc using a emulation software. basically what i thought i could do was to export DISPLAY to my PC's ip and run the gui command on the server thus displaying in the emulation software in my pc. but i cant seem to find the commands xterm or xhost in the server. what can i do?
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    Hi,

    if you need a manpage, you can always find them on the internet. There are several sites that host them... just google "commandname manpage".

    http://www.netadmintools.com/html/xhost.man.html

    xhost is simply used to add and delete host names or user names to the list allowed to make connections to the X server. So on the Server just type

    xhost +hostname_of_client

    you could of course use

    xhost +

    which allows connections from anywhere, but this can have implications on security.

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    Originally Posted by Vinod V
    Hi jlk/bingotailspin,

    the is no man pages for xterm or xhost and i am trying to display the server gui in a windows 200 pc using a emulation software. basically what i thought i could do was to export DISPLAY to my PC's ip and run the gui command on the server thus displaying in the emulation software in my pc. but i cant seem to find the commands xterm or xhost in the server. what can i do?
    First, I agree with stevengs about doing the 'xhost'. Also, if you look at my post, the work 'xterm' is a link to the online man page. click it to go read it.

    #jlk
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    Originally Posted by Vinod V

    run the gui command on the server thus displaying in the emulation software in my pc.

    pc need X11 to do this, install exeed or reflection tools
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    Thx ppl, its working now using xhost. Appreciate all your help.

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