I'm running VL5.8 (188.8.131.52). I've had minor bumps along the way with one I have not figured out.
When I use telnet (via /usr/X11R6/bin/xterm, Command Prompt X terminal emulator or putty) I get
I do the following:
[vector] ~ > xhost +
access control disabled, clients can connect from any host
[vector] ~ > xclock
[vector] ~ > telnet xxx.yyy.zzz.com
Connected to xxx.yyy.zzz.com
Escape character is '^]'.
> echo $DISPLAY
Error: Can't open display: vector.linux.net:0.0
Then I manually set the display to my IP.
> setenv DISPLAY a.b.c.d:0.0
Error: Can't open display: a.b.c.d:0.0
I can successfully ssh to some other remote sun host at my work LAN and export my display and run x applications fine. (on the ssh session I notice the DISPLAY is default set to "localhost:13.0".
I can't understand why ssh is fine but my telnet session fails. I am able to run X-apps with telnet from a WinXP-Xceed session on a laptop.
Can someone explain what's happening here with X and telnet on my VL5.8 box ? Is it something to do with the hostname I chose (vector.linux.net) or my X config on VL or something else ?