[K12OSN] Cygwin X for windows - run from CD

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Wed Dec 15 20:27:50 UTC 2004

I've been playing with this today.  Curiously, calling telnet in the Desktop> 
window doesn't seem to work, although 'which telnet' shows there is an included 
telnet client.  Calling ssh works.  For telnet I had to open a Windows telnet 
session (to connect to our older HP boxes which don't support ssh) and then the 
X clients were able to display.


Les Mikesell wrote:
> If you don't already have cygwin installed on all of your windows boxes
> you might like this:
> http://xlivecd.indiana.edu/
> It is a CD that will either run live or install to your hard disk with
> cygwin utilities including ssh and X.  It has an autorun startup that
> starts a bash shell and X in -multiwindow mode where X apps each run
> in a separate window that appears to be a normal MS window.  For
> example, if you wanted to read your mail in evolution as you would
> from a thin client or the server console but you are on a windows box
> you might pop in this cd, click the option to start X, and in the
> bash window that opens type:
>  ssh -X mylogin at k12ltsp_server
> and when logged in, type:
>  evolution
> and a new window will pop open running your mail app from the server.
> ---
>   Les Mikesell
>    les at futuresource.com
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