X-windows allows you to use a remote computer (examples: "roxi.rz.fh-mannheim.de" or "clone3.mcb.uconn.edu") with a graphics user interface. This remote computer is called a client, programs you run on this computer are called client programs. These client applications need to be designed to use x-windows. Often your local pc (the server -- I know, usually the terms are used the other way around, but I can't change it) is set up to log into a client and start some client applications automatically.
Setting up a client is easy. You need only two commands:
1.) tell the client to direct the display to your local PC;
2.) Start your client application.
One wayto do this is to use telnet, and an X-windows server in parallel.
As a rule this is more reliable than to launch applications menu from within the X-windows server (the latter is faster though, if it works).Launch the x-Windows server by double clicking. If it opens some default client you can close the client, but leave the server running.
Telnet to your client(roxi.rz.fh-mannheim.de) and tell it to export the display
for unixksh the command is:
To launch seaview or phylowin as client application on ROXI enter the line command
"seaview &" or "phylowin &" (the & put the application into background)
Possible client applications on UNIX are (I have no idea is these are availabe on ROXI):
"xclock &"(the space & after a unix command makes this command run in background, in this case the clock keeps on running until you close the clock window)
"dtpad &" -this starts a text editor on the UNIX machine. This comes in handy if you want to modify a file without FTPing it back and forth to your local PC.
"aixterm &";"xterm &": terminal windows (instead of your telnet window)
"info"start information/help program
"xcalc &"start a pocket calculator application
"xmaple &"starts a symbolic math computation pack
"xloadl"starts loadlevel batch program manager
"mathematica"starts software package