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Remote Desktop to HP-UX from Linux

Eric Locsin
Frequent Advisor

Remote Desktop to HP-UX from Linux

In the Windows world you can remote desktop (terminal services) to a Windows server from your Windows XP desktop and administer the server that way. Is it possible to do that from a Linux desktop to an HP-UX 11i server? My test server is an n9000 without a graphics card. It is not currently configured to use X Windows. I'm using Fedora 10 on my desktop.

Thanks for your input,
Eric
6 REPLIES
Patrick Wallek
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Desktop to HP-UX from Linux

Just connect via SSH or telnet.
Eric Locsin
Frequent Advisor

Re: Remote Desktop to HP-UX from Linux

Sorry. I should have added that I wanted something like Hummingbird Exceed where I could start up X applications remotely from my Linux desktop.
Steven E. Protter
Exalted Contributor

Re: Remote Desktop to HP-UX from Linux

Shalom Eric,

You can do the following:

vnc

ssh -X linux_host gnome-terminal

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Michael Steele_2
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Desktop to HP-UX from Linux

Hi

Note: This should be posted under the Linux forum.

You will need to set up the VNC server on your Linux machine and use a VNC client (not your MS Remote Desktop client) on Windows.

Another option is NX, which is like VNC but faster.

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Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Desktop to HP-UX from Linux

> Is it possible to do that from a Linux
> desktop to an HP-UX 11i server?

> You will need to [...]

An accurate statement seldom begins that way.

> Another option is [...]

See?

> [...] and use a VNC client (not your MS
> Remote Desktop client) on Windows.

What's wrong with this picture?


> My test server is an n9000 without a
> graphics card. It is not currently
> configured to use X Windows.

You don't need to have a graphics card in an
X client system.

> [...] Is it possible [...]

I'm not sure that it makes much sense to ask
about a remote desktop for a system which has
no desktop. However, it should be easy
enough to set DISPLAY appropriately in a
process on the HP-UX system, and then run
some graphical program on the HP-UX system
(the X client), and have the graphical
interface appear on the Linux system (the X
server).


> [...] I should have added that I wanted
> something like Hummingbird Exceed where I
> could start up X applications remotely from
> my Linux desktop.

So use rsh or ssh or Telnet to get connected,
set DISPLAY to point back to your Linux
system, and run the program?

export DISPLAY='Linux_system:0.0'
mozilla &

Or, if I don't understand what you're trying
to do, then a better explanation might help.
Steven Schweda
Honored Contributor

Re: Remote Desktop to HP-UX from Linux

> export DISPLAY='Linux_system:0.0'

Note that the ssh "-X" option (or "-Y", or
some such similar option) may obviate
explicitly setting DISPLAY this way on the X
client system. No doubt, "man ssh" would
reveal something.

When using rsh/remsh or Telnet, it's possible
to extract the remote system name/address
from the output of a command like
"who am i -R", and set DISPLAY automatically
in the user's "~/.profile" (or other shell
start-up file).