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Getting a system up and running with GUI for users?

I have a home network with the following configuration;

Laptop 1 - 192.168.2.10 - Windows XP Home (Workgroup MSHOME)
Laptop 2 - 192.168.2.11 - Windows XP Home (Workgroup MSHOME)
Home PC1 - 192.168.2.12 - Windows Server 2000 (not running as a network just a file/print server on workgroup MSHOME)
Home PC2 - 192.168.2.13 - Windows XP Pro (Workgroup MSHOME)
Home PC3 - 192.168.2.14 - Windows XP Pro (Workgroup MSHOME)

I can currently use the network for work and each pc talks to the other and shares printers and files.

My question - I am currently on a Unix basic course and have an Ultra 1 and an Ultra 2 set up and linked in. They can ping the other pcs and can assess the internet using my cable router on 192.168.2.1.

 The Ultra's are 192.168.2.150 and 151 and both point to 192.168.2.1 for their gateway etc

I use telnet as I have no monitors connected to each sparc machine. I would like to do one of two things

1. I would like to using telnet access the GUI from my windows machine. or if thats too difficult.....
2 Have a network set up where I can log on to the U2 and use Solaris or the U1 and use Linux.

Is this extremely difficult. Would I have to set up a network with say the U2 being used as a server? Is the software the same.? I don't do the server stuff till next week but would like to try it now.

If it was a server set up......could my windows pcs just switch on as normal and access the network? Or would they have to log on as well?

Hope you can help......any further questions feel free to email and I'll do my best to answer!!

Regards

K
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> 1. I would like to using telnet access the GUI from my windows machine. or if thats too difficult.
Telnet is text mode only. No GUI.

> 2 Have a network set up where I can log on to the U2 and use Solaris or the U1 and use Linux.
Not very clear. Could you explain what you want in more details?

Regards,

Wesly
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1. Cheers
2. At my course I am on a U1 logging on to a U2 through telnet. We can also log into other machines on the internal network. ie E450 as a user onGUI or the other U2's machines as GUI. All work we do is on the command line.

I would like to do something similar. I assume that I am using the U1 that we log on as some sort of a dumb terminal, using the GUI from the E450. I assume that I need a similar set up. COuld I use the U1 to log on to the U2 and use it in Gnome Solaris as a normal system. Could I set up the U2E as a server type? If thats the case and I need to set up a net work, would my windows pc be able to access the net as before.........or the actuall network then become controlled by unix?

Is that any clearer?

I have a diagram if its any better...lol

K
> 2. At my course I am on a U1 logging on to a U2 through telnet.
> We can also log into other machines on the internal
>network. ie E450 as a user onGUI or the other U2's machines as GUI.
> All work we do is on the command line.
U1 and U2 at school are all Unix machines, not Windows PC?
Right?
For Windows PC to connect to Unix GUI, you need X-window client
software on Windows PC.
Cygwin/X is free.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cygwin/X

Wesly
Blimey School!! Maybe 20 years ago....lol Yes all the stuff I am using is sparc, less my current windows network. I just wonder if I need to create UNIX server based network. But I just want my windows pcs just to switch on be on the network.

I may not be explaining it too well.

I have networked PCs and I am not using a Domain Controller. They just access each other for file sharing and printing on the MSHOME workgroup. I want to add 2 sparc systems (and I have .....they can ping each other and can access the internet. They both have Solaris 9. I would like to be able to switch one on, and come up with a login screen that allows me to onnect to either the local host, or the other machine. This way I would be able to install different types of Linux and boot them from the OBP.

Its what I would have to do to get that, that I really need the help on....

Hell of a question I know ....sorry

K
> come up with a login screen that allows me to onnect to either the local host, or the other machine.
No problem.

> This way I would be able to install different types of Linux and boot them from the OBP.
Can you do this at Blimey School?
All the installation messages go to graphic card or serial port unless you set them to redirect
to network IP on OBP (OBP setting).
In other words, during the installation, you need to have monitor and keyboard/mouse hook on.
After Linux/Unix is boot up, then you can have GUI on other machines through X-window.

Wesly

Do I need a Unix system server running server software to do this and allow the other PCs to log in?

K
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Many thanks will set it all up now!!

K