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Request for a unix shellscript and lispm server to start up remote X screens?
Date: Wed, 13 Jun 90 12:15 EDT
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (Chris Lindblad)
Date: Mon, 11 Jun 90 23:32 PDT
From: email@example.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
However, the "genera" program is only supplied if you get a UX400S.
What do you supply as the "device" argument when the Lispm isn't a local
UX400S? Or is this argument ignored in this case (the documentation
only says that there is no default in this case).
By the way, at this very moment I have an X remote screen from one Lispm
displaying inside the X server of my Lispm. There are a few glitches,
but it basically works!