Access Solaris gui application using fedora/Linux (Veritas admin console from Fedora)

November 18, 2010 | In: Linux, Solaris

In older versions of Solaris, the X forwarding via SSH won’t work. In this case, we have go for telnet. Here I will explain how to access the Solaris X session via Fedora.

By default, the fedora installation won’t allow the X session to listen on TCP. You can confirm this by checking the below command

ps aux |grep -i xorg

The output will be like

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root      1263  3.1  1.2  34572 15944 tty1     Ss+  08:14   4:54 /usr/bin/Xorg :0 -nr -verbose -nolisten tcp -auth /var/run/gdm/auth-for-gdm-PYoLoS/database vt1
root     24778  0.0  0.0   4468   756 pts/3    S+   10:47   0:00 grep –color=auto -i xorg

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You can find in the options that -nolisten tcp is present. We need to ask the X session to listen via IP. This can be done by adding a directive in the file /etc/gdm/custom.conf

Under the “security” directive add DisallowTcp=false

[security]
DisallowTCP=false

Now logout and login back again. Check ps aux |grep -i xorg again and ensure that now the option -nolisten tcp doesn’t come up.

Now add the IP address of the remote Solaris server to the access list

xhost <IP address of the Solaris server>

Now login to the Solaris server using telnet.. SSH won’t work for X session.

telnet <IP address of the Solaris server>

enter the login credentials. Once you have logged in use the xterm to run any GUI softwares.

xterm

Window should now come up.

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Hi All... I have been working the IT Industry since last ten years... Specialized in Linux, Cloud Infrastructure and Solution Design.
On the hobby friend, I do research on IOT, Micro-controllers, Electronics etc.
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