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Request for a unix shellscript and lispm server to start up remote X screens?

    Date: Mon, 11 Jun 90 23:32 PDT
    From: shirley@parc.xerox.com (Mark Shirley)

    We're beginning to use release 8 via X remote screen.  (Right now, I'm logged
    in to my lispm from home via an NCD X terminal, a modem and a sun, and it
    works pretty well.  Thank you to all who worked on symbolics X.)

    Has anyone written a unix command to ship the contents of the DISPLAY shell
    variable over to a lispm and have it do a Start X Screen back to the
    appropriate display?  I've been doing this by telnet'ing to the machine,
    typing :start X screen and killing the connection, but it should be
    straightforward to write a server on the lispm side and a shellscript or
    something on the unix side.

There already is a Symbolics RPC procedure that does exactly this.  You can
use the "genera" UNIX program to make the RPC request.  You can use it to
start a secondary screen by running it on 1any0 sun give it as an argument the
name of 1any0 lispm you want to start the secondary screen on.  I also believe
in release 8 the "genera" unix program pays attention to the DISPLAY
environment variable.