Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Solaris CDE and OS X using SSH

Perhaps running a CDE desktop from a remote server running Solaris on an OS X desktop is odd, perhaps an unholy fusion that contributes to global warming - but it pleases me to make it happen and have the directions here 'just work'.

Solaris CDE and OS X by you.


Terminal 1
Mac # export DISPLAY=:0.0
Mac # /usr/X11R6/bin/Xquartz -xinerama&

Terminal 2:
Mac # ssh -X remote-host
remote # Xsession&

It's just as easy to export a single application but in this case I need to login as a non-privileged user, su to root, then su to yet a second non-privileged user due to security concerns.

I know - as-if X Windows isn't a great BIG security concern just sitting there on the host. But we're supposed to turn it off when we're done with it.
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