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Windows X client

There is a free application for Windows to start a X desktop of Linux on a windows machine?
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Arsenico
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Arsenico
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ianmateCommented:

Google is your friend...

http://www.cade.utah.edu/remote/01/09/21/154257.shtml

I've not used it myself.
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
There is another one?
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
There is another one?
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naccadCommented:
There is the win32-X11 from RedHat projects

check
http://sources.redhat.com/win32-x11/

I use it sometime (my desktops are all unix-based) when i'm
at a client.. can be a bit slow, but great nontheless

tc
-nick
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
Sorry,
How can I run it?
I downloaded and unzip it, and now?
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naccadCommented:
if u "unzipped" it correctly, it should have created
a directory XWIN32

now run XWIN32\bin\XWin.exe

tc
-nick
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
but i think it require Cygwin.
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naccadCommented:
win32-x11 does not require cygwin
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naccadCommented:
ok, i think i understand your problem, i forgot to
mention that you need to run xwin.exe with parameters

what i usually do is:

xwin :0 -geometry 800x600

this opens an X session with 800x600 resolution

now go to your unix box,

export DISPLAY=ip.of.windows.machine:0
xterm &

-nick
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
If I run XWIN32\bin\XWin.exe i receive an error:
Couldn't open RGB_DB '/XWIN32/lib/X11/rgb'
 
Why?
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
If I run XWIN32\bin\XWin.exe i receive an error:
Couldn't open RGB_DB '/XWIN32/lib/X11/rgb'
 
Why?
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naccadCommented:
where did u unzip it?
if you read the documentation of the website, it will
tell you that it has to be installed directly under c:\

so the full path should be

c:\XWIN32\

cd XWIN32
cd bin
xwin.exe :0 -geometry 800x600

i have it running right now

-nick
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
OK
Now it run
But i Have a gray screen only.
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naccadCommented:
X is a client/server architecture

win32-x11 is the server part, we got that part working
no you need a client, something like an xterm, KDE, gnome
or a simple window manager like blackbox.

if you have a unix workstation lying around, all you have
to do is login to that machine and type (under bash)

export DISPLAY=host:0 (replace host with your ip address)
startx

it will open whatever GUI u are running on that box on your
windows machine

-nick
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
Can I start a X client on my Windows Machine to work on the Linux Machine?
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naccadCommented:
nope, windows does not have that functionality,
the closest you can get to that is if
1. you are running VNCserver on the windows machine and running vncviewer on the linux box, or
2. installing Microsoft Termial Server on the windows machine
and running rdesktop on the linux box, or
3.runnig Citrix server and running the citrix client on the
linux machine

Options 2 and 3 cost money/licence fees, option 1 is free.

if you are talking about running something like KDE or
GNOME natively on windows, then you have to use cygwin.

tc
-nick
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
Well, I have a remote linux Machine (Mandrake9.0) and  I work in my office with Windows2000 pc.
I have to connect to the remote Linux to manage it.
I already use use VNCviewer on Windows and VNCServer on Linux, but i also want to try to launch a X desktop on Windows to manage the remote Linux.
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naccadCommented:
this *is* what win32-x11 is for

when u are running win32-x11 on the windows machine, you
are running the X server on the windows machine.

now, you want to run the client on the linux machine, just
ssh/telnet to the linux machine and run startx

-nick
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
Well.
I run xwin.exe :0 -geometry 800x600
then I  telnet to remote linux machine and there I run export DISPLAY=MYWINDOWSIP:0
then run xterm &

Now in my local Window pc appeare a console window inside the gray screen.

Can I have a grafical interface like KDE?
Thanks
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naccadCommented:
yes, instead of typing xterm &, type startx &

-nick
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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
If i type startx &
i receive a message
"Authentication failed - cannot start X server."

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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
If i type startx &
i receive a message
"Authentication failed - cannot start X server."

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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
If i type startx &
i receive a message
"Authentication failed - cannot start X server."

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ArsenicoAuthor Commented:
I think I'm a step far to resolution of my problem.

Why I can't run "startx &"?
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