I have a 386sx notebook (6Meg RAM, 60Meg HD, 640x480
greyscale LCD), and will be getting a 486DLC machine soon.
I hope to be running Linux on the 486DLC, and MS Windows on
the notebook. On the other hand, I would like to be able to at times
use the notebook as a X-terminal too. I am thinking of the following
| | | 486 DLC |
| Sun Sparc | dialup | Linux | RS232, run SLIP
| Unix Host | --- modem ---- | XFree |-----------
| x11r5 | (run TERM) | x-server | |
| x-server | | | |
------------- ------------- |
| 386sx |
| MS Windows |
| x-client |
Objective: File sharing between the two PC's (unix and
Also, two persons can log in to the Sun Sparc
at the same time, using the two PC's.
eg. can pop up xterm *from-the-sparc* onto the
screens of both PC's.
[ yes, I know it will be slow, but we'll
mostly have only one emacs window each. ]
Constraints: I can't run SLIP / PPP or others that
need to be assigned an IP# in the link between
the Sparc and the 486DLC. Ethernet adapter for
the notebook is beyond my budget now.
Limited harddisk space on the notebook -> don't
want to run Linux on the notebook. (I'd like to
keep MS Win on the notebook).
Can anyone give me some ideas on the feasibility of this
setup? Suppose I use a package such as the XAppeal or Micro X-win
on the 386sx, what other stuff do I need to have to make this setup
Thanks much. please kindly also cc: me by email if you have
an answer for me. thanks.