Remote X windows application
Posted on 1998-09-03
Winframe doesn't come with an X windows output.
Textronix no longer sells it's add on that does this.
NCD no longer sells it's add on that does this.
Citrix doesn't have a linux ICA client. But they
make promising noises.
So, thought I: What I'll do is run the ica client on
an HP, but display it on the linux box. That will hit the
network pretty hard, but I only need to do this with a few
So I try this:
Sonata is the Winframe box.
vega is an HP.
pims is an HP. Both run HPUX 10.10
Both act as samba servers exporting home directories.
athena is a linux box.
tauceti is an HP xterminal.
If I start wfica on vega, the login panel for winframe appears.
I can log in to my test account, and work.
If I start an x windows session on tauceti (the xterminal) to pims
then from there, set my DISPLAY variable to point to tauceti,
run wfica, it works. So wfica can display on
non local xterms.
If, from vega, I telnet to pims and set my environment variable
DISPLAY to point back to vega, the splash screen comes up,
with a line on top saying "Connecting to SONATA" but it
hangs, and eventually times out.
If from athena I telnet to either pims or vega, set the display
variable, and run wfica, I get an instantaneous segmentation fault
and a core dump.