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Drew Baxter droobie at maine.rr.com
Sat Sep 24 16:19:06 UTC 2005


Not sure if this is what you were looking for but....

I use XVNC on FreeBSD to run Xastir.. Then I use VNC Client 
(TightVNC) on the Windows machine so I can manage my Xastir 
server.  That was the easiest solution for me.

I use a startup script in the OS to make XVNC and Xastir load on boot.

XVNC acts as a virtual display, so I can just connect at whim and 
respond to text messages, etc.  The server is actually below the 
floor and it's my secondary DNS for the intranet. :)

--Droo, K1XVM

At 12:10 PM 9/24/2005, Andrew Rich wrote:
>Howdy,
>
>I have UNIX running on a server I picked up from the computer show.
>
>I have some processes that need to run in the background but have 
>graphical displays.
>
>I have LINUX on my laptop, which I telnet in and run the appications 
>on the remote server.
>
>Is there any way, other than plugging in a monitor and running the 
>application at the server, I can
>get the application to "think" there is a monitor connected ?
>
>And then I can stop having to log in and run the applications on my 
>laptop telnet sessions ?
>
>What I have is
>
>1) XASTIR generating maps and screen captures. (running physically 
>on my laptop and ftp image to server) - problem
>2) PERL script tuning the radio for doppler (outputs to my laptop 
>screen) - solution needed
>3) PREDICT satellite prediction running in server mode (outputs to 
>my laptop screen) - problem
>4) Shell Script to upload keps for predict (already cron tab)- ok
>5) PERL Script to send satellites objects as dervied from predict, 
>to XASTIR (works fine as crontab) - ok
>6) PERL Script that telnets APRS IS and reconnects on problem - 
>solution needed
>
>I think i have some of the issues worked out
>
>predict_radio_control.pl > /dev/null &                   and then log off
>telnet_reconnect.pl > /dev/null &                         and then log off
>
>It is the running of PREDICT and XASTIR as background processes I 
>have trouble with.
>
>I would really like to set and forget to free up my laptop.
>
>
>
>--
>----------------------------------------
>Andrew Rich VK4TEC
>Satellite Ground Station for PCSAT2
>www.tech-software.net
>vk4tec at tech-software.net
>
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