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how to install xmanager

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Hello
i´d like to know how to install xmanager in aix 4.3.3.0
may i download this package from any site, or i must use the installation media ?
what command should i use to do it ?

thanks
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by:woolmilkporc
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Hi,
Xmanager is a PC based X server which runs on Windows platforms. So there is no Xmanager for AIX.
I'd suggest downloading Xmanager for your PC(s) from here -
http://www.netsarang.com/download/down_xmg3.html
and install it the usual Windows way. Instructions on how to do so are contained in the above link.
As for AIX - you will need a running X11 system. It's contained in the following packages, which must be installed on AIX.

X11.vsm
X11.vfb
X11.samples
X11.msg.en_US
X11.motif
X11.man.en_US
X11.loc.en_US
X11.info
X11.html.en_US.specs
X11.html.en_US
X11.help.en_US
X11.fnt
X11.Dt
X11.compat
X11.base
X11.apps
X11.adt
Test if they are already there by issuing lslpp -l "X11*"
If they aren't, you will have to install them off your AIX 4.3 installation media, as base level filesets are not available for download from IBM.
Load the CD (don't mount it), issue smitty install_all , then select your input device (probably /dev/cd0), select the above filesets using <F7> and go!
Once installed, follow the instructions for Xmanager to configure and use it -
http://www.netsarang.com/products/xmg_tutorial0.html
 Don't hesitate to come back here and ask specific questions, should there be any.
Cheers
wmp
 
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by:bira
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thanks for answer

i´ll try these steps
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by:bira
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Test if they are already there by issuing lslpp -l "X11*"
yes, they are already there

how can i start X11 ?
i would like it to begin automatically when machine boots

thanks
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OK,

if your display manager will run on Windows (Xmanager) you don't need to start anything on AIX except your application, whose graphical display you'd like to see on your PC.
Just take care that Xmanager on your PC is started, open a session to AIX, point the DISPLAY variable to your PC, e.g. 'export DISPLAY=bira:0' and start your graphical application on AIX. Also take care to tell Xmanager to allow your AIX host to send X11 data to your PC (look at Xmanagers config options, near 'security')

Another thing would be if you plan to run a complete AIX graphical desktop on your PC.
Please let me know if this is what you'd like to do.

wmp



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by:bira
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thanks
i´ve set DISPLAY and run xclock succesfully

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