> I have a pentium pc running RH 5.2, X and Star Office. I want to ethernet
> connect a 486 workstation running X (or as a "remote" X terminal) and
> sharing Star Office, data files stored on the pentium and the printer
> connected to the pentium.
Quote:> Is a non-dedicated server network like this possible in Linux? Roughly what
> are the packages I need installed on the workstation and the server to do
> all this?
Indeed. The only stuff you'll need on the 486 is:
1) Everything for a base Linux install
2) An X server
And that's it. Actually running X clients from the pentium can be done in two
ways. The first (and most complex) is to set up XDM...head down to the
library and see if you can find one of the O'Reilly X references to help you
set this up (Volume 3 and 6 are the ones I used, IIRC). The other was is to:
1) startx on the 486
2) open up an xterm and run "xhost +name.of.pentium"
3) telnet name.of.pentium
5) export DISPLAY
6) just run any X clients from the command line (ie, type in "netscape"
at the prompt) and the window should show up on the 486's desktop
Best of luck,