So how do you make the SUN know you are running X-windows?

dlowry at cmu.unige.ch dlowry at cmu.unige.ch
Tue May 11 03:21:21 EST 1993


In regard to the flame-war about Entrez etc.  I've got a purely 
practical question [also comment if you want to read it that way].
Most of us are running DOS PC/TCP type software - BUT - out of 
Windows which a lot of people find easier to deal with; there is
a rumor that our networking people are going to buy us a windows
based version of PC/TCP - sometime in 1994 :)

Some of us (well actually only 2 that I know of) are running 
SUN workstations.  My first question is - on a limited budget - is
there any software that can do X-windows on a PC? [OK, I know about
LINUX but we haven't got the resources to do it - ie. I would have
to spend all my time nursing Linux on about 20 machines and I am
supposed to be doing other things!] Is there anything compatible
with both PC/TCP and Novell (we have both, this is a nightmare for
memory on our PC's)?

And for my real and BASIC question/comment - if you are RUNNING 
X-windows on a SUN, and the sequence analysis software, whatever, 
is on ANOTHER SUN, how do you tell the second SUN that you are
running X windows?

Do you need to rlogin or is telneting OK (sorry about my ignorance
but I haven't got access to a SUN workstation myself - this is so
I can tell the lucky people who HAVE got one, but are running
VT100 emulations to connect anywhere else!).

Thanks muchly,
Dorothy

-- 
Dorothy Lowry (Graduate Student)  		dlowry at cmu.unige.ch
Department of Medical Biochemistry
University of Geneva, Switzerland




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