On Sat, 7 Nov 2009 12:27:34 -0600, Bryan Cassidy <bsdsys_...@comcast.net> wrote: > I am currently using FreebSD 7.2 and I have just installed and > configured Fedora 11 on an external > hard drive so I can do some printing and other things. I was > wondering how can I get full access > to the Desktop (GUI) on FreeBSD for Fedora 11 on my external > hard drive? Any ideas?
I hope I am not misunderstanding you... If you have installed Fedora on a hard disk and you're running this Linux from this hard disk (in a PC), and want to connect to it and use its UI (on another PC that runs FreeBSD), you can easily set the environmental variable DISPLAY so it does correspond to the Linux PC and then run its applications (there) and view them on the FreeBSD PC; this is mostly done through a SSH connection, e. g. freebsd% ssh -X myusern...@192.168.84.101 Password: fedora$ export DISPLAY=192.168.84.100 fedora$ krita (now see krita runnin on Fedora on your FreeBSD's X) In this example, 192.168.84.100 is the FreeBSD system, and 192.168.84.101 is the Fedora system. You can as well run a complete window manager or desktop environment. There are other tools in the ports collection that allow things like full remote-desktopping. BUT if you want to run programs from the Fedora disk on your FreeBSD system, things get more complicated, allthough FreeBSD has a Linux ABI (alternative binary interface). In this case, you would mount your external hard disk and then execute programs from it. -- Polytropon Magdeburg, Germany Happy FreeBSD user since 4.0 Andra moi ennepe, Mousa, ... _______________________________________________ email@example.com mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "freebsd-questions-unsubscr...@freebsd.org"