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I am trying to run the following rsh command but cannot get it to work properly.  A xterm and dxclock come up but it is on the server I issued the rsh on.  This command is ran from root.

rsh server2 setenv DISPLAY server2:0.0 ; /usr/bin/X11/xterm -e dxclock

Note: I will be running a c-shell script instead of dxclock.
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by:woolmilkporc
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Is this a duplicate question?
In the other thread i advised you to use single quotes -
rsh server2 'setenv DISPLAY server2:0.0 ; /usr/bin/X11/xterm -e dxclock'
 
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by:lostinspace9
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It is not a duplicate question, I had some browser issues and might have sent it a second time.  Your suggestion works partly.  However, I get the following message in the new xterm:  Can't execvp dxclock.
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by:woolmilkporc
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Seems that dxclock is not in the PATH.
Please note that with rsh no shell initialization profile is executed.
Try dxclock with its full path!
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by:lostinspace9
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Forget my last comment.  I checked and found out that dxclock does not exist on the serve I am working with.  However, when I run the command using one that does (/use/bin/X11/dxcalendar) the xterm pops up but immeditaly goes away without displaying the calendar.
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by:lostinspace9
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That should be  /usr/bin/X11/dxcalendar
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by:woolmilkporc
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There's some problem most probably not related to rsh.
What happens when you start dxcalendar locally?
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by:lostinspace9
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I found that dxcalendar needs to be setup on the remote server.  I don't care about setting up dxcalendar so what I did was to find a X11 program that does work on the remote server (/usr/bin/X11/oclock).  When I run the command now the xterm pops up with the title of oclock but the actual clock does not display.  Below is the command I ran:

rsh server2 'setenv DISPLAY server2:0.0 ; /usr/bin/X11/xterm -e oclock'
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by:lostinspace9
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This is killing me...I ran it a second time and it worked.  My problem is a bit more complex than I thought and  deals with python and with a gnuplot wrapper.  I have to gather more information.  Do you want me to close this question or do you want to wait a bit until I can give more data concerning my problem?
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by:woolmilkporc
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Again, not related to rsh.
What does oclock display when started locally?
And doesn't oclock open its own window? Why xterm?
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I fear I will not be able to help you with Python.
So it would actually be better to open a new question in the Python zone.
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by:lostinspace9
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For what I was asking everything was great.  I learned several things.

Thanks
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