Connecting to Solaris 8 from Windows
cbeerse "at" lycos.nl
Fri Jan 16 14:45:00 2004
Franco Stellari wrote:
> Hi, I'm new to this mailing list and I don;t have much experience with unix
> systems. I'm trying to share the CDE desktop of a SUN machine running Solaris
> 8 to a chient installed on a Win2k PC. I need the PC user to be able to see
> as a spectactor what I'm doing on the SUN.
...mmm Sun ...mmm Solaris. THere are some default problems on solaris but you
have not triggered them. Major soltion: get write rights to the directory where
the X11 locks and such are stored: /tmp/...X11... (a directory with X11 in the
name, in /tmp). Ask your sysadmin, you will need it.
> I installed the vncswerver download from realvnc.com. When I run it it
> connect to dispaly :1 and not to :0 bevause Xsun is using :0. If I connect
> from the client, I can conenct to :1 but I don't have the decktop. I can not
> connet to :0.
I don't know if there is a way to export the console (:0) from a Solaris box. I
do know 3 ways to do so on linux but they need Xfree86 (where Solaris uses Xsun)
or KDE (where Solaris uses CDE) or a framebuffer device (don't know if it is
avialable and/or capable of doing some vnc).
Hence my advice: start a vanilla vncserver session and both connect to that. If
you need CDE, see the maillistarchive for details. By head, you can try
`vncserver -query localhost` which provides a login box. Just do the login once
more. You might need to add some options to have both access at the same time.
See `Xvnc --help` for a list (and give them to `vncserver`).
Now both access to this vnc session and off you go.
> Is there a solution to this problem. Thanks a lot for any help,
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