[BL] serial networking and telnet server
keesan at sdf.lonestar.org
Fri Oct 22 01:00:47 EDT 2004
I booted into BL2 and BL3. BL3 does not automatically run e2fsck so I did
that. I went into X on BL3 (startx is messed up somehow but I typed
Xvesa -screen 800x600x16 &rxvt, then icewm (not really needed) and then
got another rxvt on the screen.
On the server I typed
export DISPLAY (etc. - see below)
On the client I typed
I got the login screen in my rxvt on lois, in which I can run programs in
X on clark.
If I bring up another rxvt that lets me run programs on lois in X.
Can someone on clark also run programs in X or is the X display available
only on one of the two connected computers at one time? I was going to
check but got sidetracked trying to figure out why startx won't work for
me. I can use Xvesa CLI Xvesa -screen 800x600x16 &rxvt and then type
icewm and get another rxvt and telnet from there.
When I use startx with my modified .xinitrc it crashes.
I looked at startx and see you now have xinit. I tried
xinit -- /usr/X11R6/bin/Xvesa -screen 800x600x16 &rxvt
I got X with an rxvt this time but it crashed (had to power off).
I don't understand what you are doing with startx, $1, terminate.
What might I have messed up in .xinitrc so that I get just a black screen
or just an X and grey screen and a crash instead of Xvesa with icewm?
(Cannot reboot or change VTs).
I added a line with xmodmap to load my own keyboard mapping so that the
arrow keys will work on my 84-key keyboard. And I added the rxvt so that
I could use icewm for running programs immediately without needing the
menu. I have not figured out what & and exec mean yet, I think.
xmodmap /path/to/xmodmap.84 &
exec icewm & rxvt
I probably added one exec or & too many here. I tried removing them one
at a time and get different styles of crash - black screen, plain X, or X
with blank window. Getting tired of rebooting and running e2fsck.
Anyway, I can run programs on the monitor and keyboard lois (BL3) in Xvesa
with the software for these programs on clark (BL2). And programs on BL3
on the same X on BL3, as promised.
How would I set this up so that someone could dial my computer and telnet
to it over the phone line? Also pppd and the same telnet server? What IP
number for the client?
On Fri, 22 Oct 2004 3aoo-cvfd at dea.spamcon.org wrote:
> sindi keesan wrote:
>>> In order to see the X screen on the computer from which
>>> you are telneting, you need to send the X display to
>>> that computer (export DISPLAY=192.168.1.7:0). You also
>>> need to run Xvesa (or other Xserver) on that computer
>>> to receive the X output.
>> Do I first telnet in CLI mode,
>> then switch to another terminal and type Xvesa?
> I've never heard of anyone doing it that way, but I suppose
> it's possible. The normal way is to start X first and then
> run telnet from an xterm.
>> On which terminal and when do I export DISPLAY?
> You export DISPLAY from the system you are telneting to
> and send it to the system you are telneting from.
>> I can't do it from Xvesa.
> You need to run an xterm on Xvesa.
>> Please specify the details and I will try this with serial
>> connection and pppd.
> Keep in mind that a serial link is a bit slow. But it
> does work. I've used this method via my 33.6 internet
> connection to run an X application on a system in America
> and display the output here in New Zealand.
>> Or run two X programs full-screen at the same time?
> You can have windows from several different sources on
> your screen at the same time. Whenever you log into a
> remote system, export DISPLAY to your local system and
> then run an X application, it pops up on your local X
> screen (and is clickable with your local mouse).
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