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Login to Solaris Desktop from Windows Using Cygwin

Cygwin is a great tool for UNIX people stuck in a Windows world as it provides a vast assortment of UNIX tools in a Windows command prompt. One of the most powerful uses of Cygwin is as an X server. While it may be useful occasionally to run a single X application in its own window, that can be boring. As a more exciting option, it is simple (one command) to launch a full Solaris desktop session complete with login screen.

Solaris is already set up to allow remote X logins, so you have no work there. On your Windows box, install Cygwin (if you have not already), and open a Cygwin prompt. Then type the following:

X -broadcast

You should see the login screen of the Sun host (as long as it is on the same subnet).

Quinn McHenry
Quinn McHenry
Quinn was one of the original co-founders of Tech-Recipes. He is currently crafting iOS applications as a senior developer at Small Planet Digital in Brooklyn, New York.


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