View Full Version : X window connect to SGI - help
05-09-2002, 09:37 AM
My company has a few SGI servers running Irix. Presently our technical staff uses eXodus in OS9 to access the servers and manipulate windows. We would like to do this through OSX and our XFree installs. The SGI boxes do not have X servers running. Is there a way to connect from OSX and XFree? Our attempts have been fruitless.
Thanks for any help.
05-09-2002, 05:48 PM
The SGI's don't need to have a server running. In X speak, the 'server' is the thing you look at. The SGI's in your case will be running clients (like xterm say) that will connect to your server (Xfree on your Mac).
I do this all the time. Simply fire up Xfree on your Mac, do an 'xhost +' (or 'xhost <your SGI IP or name>' if you are paranoid)in a terminal on the Mac, telnet into the SGI, set your DISPLAY variable to the IP of your mac with a trailing ':0' and fire up an X program. IEOn the Mac:
start an xterm
# xhost +
On the SGI:
# setenv DISPLAY xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx:0
(obviously replace xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx with the IP of your Mac)
If an xterm does not appear on your mac, give us the error message from the SGI and any (new) messages on the console from the mac.
05-10-2002, 08:32 AM
Thank you. It was the setenv command that we were getting wrong. Everything works great!
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