newbie! - enable graphics on Sol

Posted on 2004-09-29
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Last Modified: 2013-12-27

I'm finally done with the install of Sol9 on my V100. Now the LAN works also with set for the machine, hostname sun. I wish to use the graphical interface of Solaris but dont have a clue what to do.
- what should I use to connect to the machine to see the graphical interface when it starts up and runs?
- is there any command I should enable this on the machine?

Question by:MorganStanley
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Assuming you have dtwm installed (to check use pkginfo |grep SUNWdt)
and you have a startup script (//etc/rc2.d/S99dtlogin), simply point any X display, either another unix / linux machine with a gui or a PC X server application like exceed or excursion at it, you may need to modify /usr/dt/config/Xaccess and or /etc/dt/config/Xaccess to add the IP of that machine, or allow any IP in.

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I'm using a windows machine, i wish to view the machine from my XP. Where can I download these viewer programs?
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liddler earned 200 total points
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You'd have to buy the two I mentioned, but there are freeware / shareware version.  Have a look in http://directory.google.com/Top/Computers/Software/Operating_Systems/Graphic_Subsystems/X11/Servers/?il=1

cygwyn or vnx have good reputations, though I've never used any of the free ones

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