Re: [foxboro] Sanity check on Go Global

Tim,

Yes the ICC works exactly as it does on the local head. There are no resize 
issues because VNC is running a second copy of the Open Look window manager 
so the ICC removes the resize handles from the ICC window as well as any 
other remote draw application's window. I don't have any problems with 
missing buttons on a close/restore and save unders and backing store work 
as expected.

I have not used this with FoxView but here is the setup for a Display Manager.

I am running the latest straight VNC for Solaris and have modified the Java 
applet to allow access to the VNC session on the AW from a web browser. 
This works very well too. I removed some of the buttons in the standard 
Java applet to lock it down a bit for plant users.

The key for me was setting the Foxboro font path and also setting the 
option '-cc 3' in the 'vncserver' script to force VNC to use PseudoColor 
for proper operation of the blink task.

After that I modified the /.vnc/xstartup script to issue an xhost command 
for my station and set the _FOX_WINMGR xprop. It then starts another Open 
Look window manager and invokes a script to start the DM. The script starts 
a blink task an execs a DM.

It is set up to run at boot time so the DM is always available. I have used 
the stock VNC client and server as well as a variant named tightVNC which 
has been modified to perform better on low bandwidth links such as dialup.

We have used this setup for about a year and it has worked well. It runs 
slower across a LAN than a XServer running on a PC but it is faster across 
dialup lines. We feel it provides an acceptable way to allow infrequent 
users to access the system using a web browser or VNC client, and the price 
is right.

Ted Jirik
Real Time Solutions, Inc.
Ted.Jirik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx



At 05:21 AM 2/18/2003 -0700, you wrote:

>Ted,
>
>Did you ever get the ICC to work with VNC?  I installed VNC when we were
>having problems with GoGlobal and the ICC, and I never have been able to get
>the ICC to even start up with VNC.  I'm not sure if the way we set up our
>FoxViews to work with GoGlobal is causing the problem or what, but I was
>hoping maybe you knew of some setting in the VNC configuration that would
>make ICC work.  I haven't been able to find it.
>
>Tim Lowell
>Control Systems Engineer
>ConocoPhillips, Trainer Refinery
>Phone:  610-364-8362
>Fax:    610-364-8211
>Tim.C.Lowell@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>
>
>         -----Original Message-----
>         From:   Ted Jirik [SMTP:Ted.Jirik@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx]
>         Sent:   Monday, February 17, 2003 8:40 PM
>         To:     foxboro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>         Subject:        Re: [foxboro] Sanity check on Go Global
>
>
>
>         I have used VNC on an AW, works great. Since you run another
>instance of
>         Open Windows it supports remote draw applications. It also has
>options
>         which allow pseudocolor in 8 bit mode which allows the blink task to
>run
>         normally.
>
>         Ted Jirik
>         Real Time Solutions, Inc.
>
>         At 04:50 PM 2/17/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>
>         >GoGlobal vs Exceed.... How about TridiaVNC?
>         >
>         >Has anybody tried using the free package TridiaVNC with Foxboro?
>         >Does it work well over phone line connections?
>         >
>         >Mark Dumond
>         >FeedForward, Inc.
>         >
>         >
>         >
>         >-----Original Message-----
>         >From: foxboro-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
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>         >Behalf Of duc.do@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
>         >Sent: Monday, February 17, 2003 4:15 PM
>         >To: foxboro@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>         >Subject: Re: [foxboro] Sanity check on Go Global
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>         >
>         >
>         >On Monday, February 17, 2003 4:07 PM, Johnson, Alex =
>         ><ajohnson@xxxxxxxxxxx>
>         >wrote:
>         >
>         > >If you buy the products from us, you get a manual that
>         > >explains exactly how to configure everything and a
>         > >diskette that makes the work simpler.
>         >
>         >Or you can check out Ron Deen's excellent write-up on how to set up
>the
>         >different X applications, available for the price of a download at
>the
>         >Cassandra web site:
>         >
>         >    http://www.thecassandraproject.org/misc/xterm80.pdf
>         >
>         >Duc
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