Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Connecting to a solaris machine using XManager

I believe Xmanager to be the best XWindows remote desktop solution available as of now.
Here's how I connect to my solaris machines:
  • Start Xbrowser
  • Click on New toolbar icon - > New session wizard
  • Select Xstart and click next
  • Type in your host IP and select telnet as your protocol (if that is what you are using …. Which is generally the case from intranet applications)
  • Type in your username and password
  • Select 4 Xterm (Solaris). This will export your display to the terminal and start an xterm session. (cool stuff)
  • Click next and click finish.
Now you can even export this connection to your desktop.