running a machine elswhere question, help?

Discussion in 'General Mac Discussion' started by unc32, Apr 23, 2003.

  1. unc32 macrumors regular

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    We have a mac in our lab running 10.2.5, can I run a program on that machine and have it viewed on mine. We do it all the time with actual unix machines but can we do it with a mac too? That would be so convenient. Does anyone know how to envoke such an envirnoment?
     
  2. melchior macrumors 65816

    melchior

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    the only way to do this is with vnc.

    there is hope to do it natively, since the quartz interface is in fact a lightweight window server, however these things are not written directly to memory and it would require some nifty work to intercept the messages... anyway this is from apple's dev site:


    "Quartz is comprised of a high-performance, lightweight window server and a graphics rendering library for two-dimensional (2D) shapes. The window server features such advanced capabilities as device-independent color and pixel depth, REMOTE DISPLAY, layered compositing, and buffered windows for the automatic repair of window damage."
     
  3. maradong macrumors 65816

    maradong

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    i don t know if it wokrs, but as mac os x is running on freebsd, there might be a possibility to open the windows, using x11 and ssh - x11 forwarding?!
     

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