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Run a gui from unix box on my pc.

mike weister
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Joined: Sep 14, 2010
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I am trying to figure out how to bring up a gui (you know, jframe, jpanels) on my pc, but with with code on a unix box.
I think I need to set the DISPLAY variable on unix to my pc ip. Is there anything else?
David Newton
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Not sure--are Unix Java programs automagically X-aware?
Rene Larsen
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Joined: Oct 12, 2001
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You need to have an x-server running, which you then refer to with the DISPLAY setting.


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mike weister
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thanks guys , so I will d/l that xserver on the pc, then set DISPLAY var on the unix box to <PC IP ADDRESS>:0 , does that sound correct?
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Rene Larsen
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When you have started an X-Server on your Windows box, you can from a windows command prompt connect to your Unix box with telnet or ssh - when connected via the command prompt, set DISPLAY to your windows host/IP-adr., so that your Unix box know where - and which - X-server to use.
 
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