XWin.exe -query soaris9

Harold L Hunt II huntharo@msu.edu
Thu Mar 20 08:38:00 GMT 2003


We have had similar reports of trouble connecting to Solaris 9 from 
Cygwin/XFree86.  We have also had a similar report that everything works 
OK but that the fonts are squished if you instead specify a SunOS 2.6 
machine as the font server.  Sounds to me like this is due to something 
that Sun has changed.

You know, Sun tends to do things their own way just because they want to 
be different, not because their decision will provide any benefit to 
their users.  As such, I believe that your only path to a solution here 
is to bug Sun until they tell you what they changed.  You can try to get 
a bug report filed for Solaris 9 asking them to revert the change.  I 
doubt you will have much luck.


AWM@inel.gov wrote:
> Is anyone accessing Solaris-9 from a W2K client using an XDMCP query via a
> batch file with the line:
> "start XWin.exe -query <solaris9-host> "
> I had to add "fp tcp/<solaris9-host>:7100"
> in order to get the Solaris-9 CDE login window to appear.  I log in OK but
> the CDE window that appears has a munged up post script sign in the bottom
> right-hand corner.  this is not a problem to me except that it also gives
> me an error when I try to run a graphical application.  If I point the font
> server to a Solaris 2.6 machine, the application works, but the output is
> squashed down so it is very hard to read.  I suspect this is a font
> problem, but I don't know how to fix it.  Is anyone a Solaris-9/cygwin
> expert that may have any suggestions here?
> thanks;
> -Alan

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