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How do i get a full desktop in an X-Windows session??

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Ok, on the actual terminal of my Solaris 8 server if I right mouse click on the desktop I get a drop down menu.  How while running an X remote session can I get this menu to be accessable when I right mouse click?  Is there a command I need to run in the remote terminal to open a new window running the desktop?  
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by:blu
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Okay, I think that now you are back to where I suggested before. You need to run the CDE window manager. /usr/dt/bin/dtwm &
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If you use some kind of X server for PC (or Linux/*nix machine) to access to the Solaris machine, setup an XDMCP connection (use FULL Screen) , in your login screen, choose CDE
desktop, you will get the full CDE screen on your local machine.
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If the system is on the same network (same subnet) and you are running X Windows S/W on Windows XP or so (e.g. exceed or X-Win32) then you may run the X windows on the pc to do an XDMCP broadcast / query and it will get you those systems in a list which you can select from. Once connected and logged in you will get the full desktop.

If it is on a system that is on a different network, then you need  to run an X Windows manager like the one blu suggested.
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At this point I do have Cygwin-X working to give me a terminal window and launch any apps.  When I run /usr/dt/bin/dtwm & to bring up the CDE in my X Terminal window it returns the following
   [1] 17640

I have tried to run XDMCP broadcast on the same network and I am not getting anything back.  I belive that is being done on port 177, and I am seeing on the sniffer and the solaris server that the port is not active.  

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Ok, try as root

cd /etc/init.d
./dtlogin start

then try with the XDMCP broadcast
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Ok, try as root

cd /etc/init.d
./dtlogin start

then try with the XDMCP broadcast
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Yes this got me what I needed!!!  Thanks
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