> > X -query <solaris> -once :1
> > from the command line should start a second X server with an XDMCP
> > connection to your Solaris machine. This will be available on
> > ctrl-alt-F8 unless you've changed the default TTYs.
> ooh, getting warmer!
> The only problem is, that when I run the command you gave me the second
> server takes over my root window. I'd like to be able to bring up a
> solaris login screen on my redhat machine and still be able to view my
> redhat gnome desktop. I'm I asking for cake and eat it too?
> Maybe I have to go with vnc, anyone know how well vnc would be able to
> handle this? I really don't want to use vnc, I would like to minimize the
> number of layers.
Please don't top post, it makes replying extremely difficult. You do not
even have the usual excuse as you are not using a brain dead
almost-newsreader like most people who do this. Please don't copy your
reply to me by email either. Email should only be used to reply to a
usenet post if the subject has become off topic, you have something
personal to say, or you are invited to. None is the case here.
The second X server does not take over anything. I am not sure what you
mean by "root window". The second X server occupies the next available
virtual terminal, normally, as I said, available on ctrl-alt-F8. The
original one is still there on ctrl-alt-F7 (by default). You can flip
between them with these key combinations.
It is possible to change these assignments by altering the number of
TTYs started in /etc/inittab in which case they move, but I assume you
have not done this.
If you want your CDE desktop in a window then the only way I know to do
this, apart from starting up a VMware virtual machine just to be an X
server, which would be excessive, is VNC.
If someone else knows another way to do this please post it.
PS I rarely bother with this myself, I am not over fond of CDE despite
having lived with it for years (I have not used Solaris for very long
but I have AIX, and this uses it too). I just ssh to the Solaris/AIX
machine with X tunnelling enabled and run my X apps over this. Solaris 9
comes with ssh as I assume you know, as do all recent Linux distros. It
is usually necessary to enable the X tunnel explicitly at both ends.