Tuesday, April 6, 2010


If the XDMCP connection cannot be made between your PC and the remote host due to network configuration or a firewall, you cannot start a desktop environment such as CDE or GNOME/KDE environment using Xbrowser. If this is the case, please refer to the following for starting Unix/Linux desktop environments on your PC using Xstart.
  • Commands for starting Unix/Linux desktop environments
    Common Desktop Environment (CDE) /usr/dt/bin/Xsession
    (Set DISPLAY environment variable and run this command.)
    GNOME Environment /usr/bin/gnome-session
    K Desktop Denvironment (KDE) /usr/bin/startkde
    XDM /usr/lib/X11/xdm/Xsession (Unix)
    /etc/X11/xdm/Xsession (Linux)

  • To start Unix/Linux desktop environment from Xstart
    1.   Type DISPLAY=$DISPLAY; followed by one of the command above in the Execution Command box.
    2.   Open the proper Xmanager profile in Xconfig and clear 'Termincate at Reset' option.
    3.   Click Settings... in the Window Mode area of the General tab to open Window Mode Settings.
           In Window Manager list, click 'Automatic Switch' or 'Remote Only'.


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