>>Because you've set the DISPLAY to point back to the Win98 box, the xterm
>>should open in that big blue window. Now you can use that xterm
>>window to launch anything else that you want, such as xclock or kmahjongg.
>>Give it a try.
>I did and :-)
>So know I do not have to move this fat body into the spare bedroom to do
>things on Linux since I can do it all from win98, will I be able to do
>the same with machine freeBSD once setup?
Yes. That's the whole point, really -- X is supposed to make the OS
irrelevant. Telnet in, tell it where to send the display, enjoy.
Is freeBSD replacing the Windows box? I'm assuming the modem is on the
Linux box and the Win98 box is just a cheap X terminal. If I've reversed
their roles, please take what follows with a grain of salt.
Quote:>I launched netscape & it works although it is complaining about fonts.
I can believe that -- the X version of Netscape is not likely to be
optimized for a lowest-common-denominator Windows X server. In short,
running Netscape on the Linux box so you can view it under X on a
Win98 box is nuts, if you'll excuse my frankness. You can just as easily
use IP masquerade to push packets through the ethernet and run the Windows
version on the Windows box, using the Linux box to provide a "direct
connection" to the Internet. (No Windows Dial-Up Networking required.)
That way you get to use Windows fonts and features, such as they are, but
you still eliminate a layer of Microsoftian nonsense and get a smidgen of
Linux's stability in your connection. Better to push packets over your
Ethernet than entire formatted screens, IMHO.
Quote:>So where in netscape does one set it to access the net through win98
IP masquerade = Direct connection to the Internet = NO PROXIES. You'd put
the address of the Linux box (which has the modem) in Control Panel /
Networking / Ethernet card bound to TCP/IP / Gateway, and from then on all
your Internet apps on the Win98 box should "see" the Internet directly.
They don't know or care that there's a Linux box between you and your ISP.
See my Linux IP masq page, http://www.nic.com/~cannon/Linux/ for info on IP
masquerade and ppp dial-on-demand. It's gotten good reviews.
Quote:>Thanks for getting me this far:-)
Hey, nice to hear it worked. Makes me feel like I'm not just a grumpy old
man who spends all his time yelling at spammers. :-)
Kevin Martin No-spam zone.
<brasscannon No prisoners. No warning shots.