Remote GUI

Is it possible for me, with my cable modem, to telnet into our Office Linux computer and run GUI programs ??
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ttrogdenAsked:
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j2Commented:
Yes, if ports 6000 and up (to 6006 or so) are open.

You have two ways

1. Setup an X-server on your home machine, and simply redirect the display output (like set DISPLAY=ipofyourhomecomputer:display.screen )then just launch the programs.

2. Get VNC (Vitual Network Computer) which does the same thing in a more "integrated" (and resource intense) way.
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ttrogdenAuthor Commented:
i downloaded X-WinPro v.5.1 from tucows.  I did everything you said but it's still not working - unless i'm doing something wrong with the program is there something i'm missing ???
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svindlerCommented:
Some cable modem providers don't give you "public" ip-adresses. This prohibits xwindow from working across the internet, unless you look into vpn solutions. If your local ip-address is 10.x.x.x, 172.16.x.x-172-31.x.x or 192.168.x.x, then this is your problem.

VNC will still work though.
As j2 stated it can be quite ressource intensive, but it is fairly easy to setup.
Go get it at http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/. It is free and quite useful if you administer your machine from several locations. You can even get a graphical interface through any browser with java-support.
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j2Commented:
and as i asked. exeactly what did you type for set DISPLAY=???? (which btw only works on some shells, some use a different syntax)
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ttrogdenAuthor Commented:
I set the display to my IP address
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NetW3Commented:
I would have to second the use of VNC. I use VNC at home and find it very useful. You can think of it as a stripped down version of PC Anywhere but useful on more platforms than just Windows.

Curt
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j2Commented:
and what did you write AFTER your ipadress?

yo uneed IP:display.screen (usually Ip:0.0)
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j2Commented:
and also the syntax i described assumes a *csh shell (tcsh or such) the syntax for BASH (or others) are different. Or connect via SSH (after making sure it supports X-forwarding) and it sets it automatically.
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ttrogdenAuthor Commented:
Ok - i'm very new at this.  when i telnet into our box - i su into root and then then i move into a csh shell.  I then type set DISPLAY IP: 24.93.61.150 which is my home IP address and i get an error.  Am i typing in this correctly??
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j2Commented:
NO

set display=24.93.61.150:0.0 (if your local xserver is on screen/display 0.0)
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ttrogdenAuthor Commented:
thanks - it works  !!!
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