4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

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4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby mnorton » Sat May 03, 2008 2:22 pm

hi,

Is it possible to run a 4Dwm remote session on my Mac Book Pro?
I have exhausted my resources in trying to get VNC to do this through xstartup.
Is there a xdcmp or remote session trick to get the 4DWM session to my Indigo2 on my Mac?

What are the steps to accomplish this? -if it is possible.
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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby porter » Sat May 03, 2008 2:32 pm

Fire up "X" on your Mac Book.

When the xterm appears type "Xnest -query irxi-box-ip-address".

You can then play with the -geometry argument using xwininfo as a hint.
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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby mnorton » Sun May 04, 2008 3:02 pm

YES!!!

Thanks porter and noisetonepause. This worked.
http://www.nekochan.net/wiki/index.php/Headless_desktop

I have 4Dwm running under X11 on my MBP!!! :D
Can I run maya off my Indigo2 using this?
I ran into this.

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tardis mnorton-70% maya
Xlib:  extension "XInputExtension" missing on display "192.168.1.100:2.0".
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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby GIJoe » Sat May 10, 2008 4:18 am

can't help with the question at hand but:

you do realise that there are much more recent maya versions out there running natively on your macbook, right?

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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby mnorton » Sun May 18, 2008 1:11 pm

Yes.

There are more recent Maya versions for the MBP.
But....
for $50 and e-bay I have a version of Maya up and running on my Indigo 2. Granted. an old copy.
But it is suitable for learning Maya.

When I see a decent bargain for a more recent Maya for the Mac I will definitely secure that.

Besides. Having the Mac and SGI running are the best of both worlds. The 4dwm looks great on the MBP.

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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby toxygen » Sun May 18, 2008 1:29 pm

What is the quality and speed over remote session?
suitable for working?
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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby mnorton » Mon May 19, 2008 1:42 pm

The quality is good. But then again I have the MBP and the Indigo2 on the same subnet.
Maya won't work because the Apple X11 doesn't have the opengl extensions.

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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby GIJoe » Sun May 25, 2008 7:08 am

50$ for an indigo2 with a maya license locked to it i assume?
everything else would most likely not be a valid license, more an illegal/unauthorized one that you even had to pay for (in the eyes of autodesk)

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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby mnorton » Thu May 29, 2008 3:20 pm

Yep. The software came with the hardware.
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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby Dr. Dave » Thu May 29, 2008 8:13 pm

just an unrelated note, I run Exceed here with the GL extensions, and even some of the Performer demo's work (such as "Hong Kong") work fine over X on the remote box. Run pretty well too... so it is possible.
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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby barutanseijin » Tue Jul 22, 2008 9:41 am

When i try opening up an 4dwm session with "Xnest :1 -query <octane ip>" i get a grey box on my macbook. I'm running 10.5.4 with xorg 2.3.0

Perhaps it's related, but when i boot over to linux, everything works if i log in as root, but logging in as joe user does nothing more than make the screen flicker and refresh the login screen.

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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby porter » Tue Jul 22, 2008 11:28 am

The login as root over xdm sounds wrong. Normally root login on X is blocked unless you are on the system console.

On the IRIX box do you have the font server turned on? This should be listening on port 7100.

I then add the following args to the Xnest...

-fp=tcp/hostname:7100
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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby barutanseijin » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:21 pm

porter wrote:The login as root over xdm sounds wrong. Normally root login on X is blocked unless you are on the system console.

On the IRIX box do you have the font server turned on? This should be listening on port 7100.

I then add the following args to the Xnest...

-fp=tcp/hostname:7100


Now that you mention it, yeah, it doesn't sound right to log in as root, but it was most definitely root.

fp doesn't seem to be a supported option with the Xnest here.

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Fatal server error:
Unrecognized option: -fp=tcp/192.168.x.x:7100

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Re: 4Dwm remote session on MacBook Pro

Unread postby porter » Tue Jul 22, 2008 1:52 pm

barutanseijin wrote:

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Fatal server error:
Unrecognized option: -fp=tcp/192.168.x.x:7100


Appologies. Try without the equals.

On IRIX server...

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$ chkconfig | grep font
        fontserver           on
$ chkconfig | grep xdm
        xdm                  on


confirm using netstat that it is listening for XDMCP datagrams

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udp4       0      0  *.xdmcp                *.*
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