[SunHELP] GUI interface between unix servers

velociraptor velociraptor at gmail.com
Sat Aug 27 11:08:43 CDT 2005

On 8/26/05, Phil Stracchino <phil.stracchino at speakeasy.net> wrote:
> Sandwich Maker wrote:
> > " From: "Grindell, Joan M." <GrindellJ at SEC.GOV>
> > "     I am logging onto one of our unix servers from a blade. I get an
> > " 'xterm'.  From the xterm I'd like to bring up gui sessions (like
> > " Does anyone know how I need setup my blade to do this.  Are there any
> > " howto's on this?
> >
> > i assume you're using some sort of xserver in the blade.  is $DISPLAY
> > set properly in the xterm?  if it is, anything you launch will come up
> > properly.
> And in fact, if you're connecting to the remote machine via ssh, ssh
> will even take care of DISPLAY for you (provided, of course, that X
> forwarding is enabled).  You shouldn't have to do anything in that case;
> it should Just Work.

But if you 'su' to root on the remote host your DISPLAY variable will
go bye-bye.  Use 'sudo admintool' if you have sudo set up, or note
your DISPLAY before su'ing to root.

(Assuming admintool requires that -- I don't use it myself.)


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