eXceed (X-windows emulator, FTP and Telnet)
Most systems now run either version 5 or version 6
Version 6 - New features
With version 6 it is possible to create up to 4 virtual screens. Each virtual screen can hold the whole desktop from an x-windows session. For example, you may want to run an X-windows session to a VMS system and to a UNIX system at the same time and have a fast way of switching between the two.
To create multiple screens
- Open up the exceed configuration folder, either by
a) selecting XConfig from the exceed folder under the START menu or by
b) right clicking on the X icon in the top left hand corner of the eXceed window, select tools, select configuration.
- Select Screen Definition.
- Select Add to add a new screen and set your preferences.
- From the main X-window, start an X-Session to one of the host you want to work from.
- Once logged in, use a telnet or some other means to open a window on the other host you want to start a second X-windows to.
- Once logged into the second host, set the X-windows output to go to you PC but direct
the output to the second screen (screens are counted from zero)
e.g. from VMS
set display /node=mypc/screen=1
- Start any applications you want to appear on the second screen. Often this will be the
session manager which can then be used to start other application is the usual X-Windows
fashion. E.g. , again from VMS
$ spawn/nowait run sys$system:decw$session
- The UNIX equivalent for directing the x-windows output and starting the decwindows
session manager (Digital UNIX) would be
setenv DISPLAY mypc:0.1