[SunHELP] Xsun without mouse and keyboard?

Steve Sandau ssandau at gwi.net
Sat Sep 3 22:08:08 CDT 2005

>>>>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=
>>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
> disable:
> #DisplayManager.requestPort:    0
> works for me.

And this relates to the original post about CDE on Solaris and Exceed? 
Regardless of what cygwin X will do, I believe what I said about Exceed 
and xdm is correct.


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