[SunHELP] Xsun without mouse and keyboard?

Chris Anderson christop at charm.net
Sat Sep 3 19:00:32 CDT 2005

On Sat, 2005-09-03 at 17:51 -0400, Steve Sandau wrote:
> Chris Anderson wrote:
> > On Sat, 2005-09-03 at 20:57 +0400, Valeriy Yankin wrote:
> > 
> >>Dear subscribers,
> >>
> >>I am a Solaris newbie, and I have a question on my recently Solaris 9
> >>12/02 x86. How do I run the graphics without a mouse and keyboard? I
> >>mean how to start Xsun if I have no peripherals? It is necessary
> >>because in the corner there my server resides there is no room for a
> >>keyboard, and as for the mouse, I don't have a spare one. I plan to
> >>display CDE on a Windows PC with Exceed.
> > 
> > 
> > You can't run Xsun.  You can run a window manager / session manager on
> > the Sun which manages the X display on the PC.  I've never done this
> > with CDE + Exceed, but I have done this with KDE, GNOME + Cygwin.  With
> > Cygwin on the PC, run xinit.  That will give you a display which can be
> > managed by the Sun.  On the PC, use xhost +<sun-address> or xauth to
> > allow X clients to access your PC's X server.  Telnet/ssh to the Sun,
> > use the DISPLAY=<pc-address>:0.0 env var to use the display on the PC,
> > then run "kdestart" or "gnome-session" or whatever is used to start a
> > CDE session.  For example, this command: "DISPLAY=
> > kdestart"
> IIRC with Exceed it is even a little simpler. I think I used to run xdm 
> on the Sun (or linux box) and connect with Exceed. Exceed takes care of 
> the details. It'll also let you choose a full desktop (in which case you 
> get whatever you would if you were on the machine) or just apps (which 
> behaves like exporting the display and running an X app).
> I think Exceed can behave like Xnest if that helps the explanation.

Not really :)

It looks like the cygwin X server will also do xdmcp, XWin -indirect
<xdm-host> and commenting out the /etc/X11/xdm/xdm-config xdmcp port

#DisplayManager.requestPort:    0

works for me.

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