[TriLUG] Solaris X session from Linux
Christian J Hedemark
Fri, 14 Dec 2001 10:02:08 -0500
> Is there a way to do an X session in Linux from a Solaris server?
Absolutely. They both use the X standard protocols. Back at BOPS I used to
use cheap Linux machines as X terminals to the Sun enterprise servers. It
worked great. In fact, it was faster than using the local console
(testimony to the performance of XFree86 and PC video cards).
What specifically are you trying to do?
If you're just trying to run a single app from Solaris on a Linux terminal,
you can ssh into the Solaris box (*IF* sshd is installed & running on
Solaris) and just kick off your app like:
and it will start. ssh sets up the DISPLAY stuff for you and tunnels the
traffic over the ssh session.
If you want to make use of Solaris' xdm there is a little more to it but it
isn't too bad.