Installation & Operation Instructions
XWin32 is an X terminal emulation program that allows Windows to
display an X session from a remote UNIX machine. (Translation: One of
the departmental UNIX workstations' desktops shows up on your machine.)
- If you do not have an active account
on the CS department machines, then you will not be able to download
the files or use the program to remote host off of our machines.
- The recommended resolution is
1024x768. Please either use this resolution or research how to
edit your .xinitrc file without corrupting it. The ithelp@not
responsible forteaching you how to do this.
- It is not recommended to run this
program in full emulation over a modem line.
If you are interested in using Xwin from
off-campus, you must have the VPN client installed. Click here
for the VPN.
The installation instructions below
should work in both Windows XP and Vista.
1. You will
need to be on campus during the install unless you have the VPN Client
connected. You can either access the software drive through
native file access or the Novell Client. The Novell client can be
a. Native File Access on
"\\software.clemson.edu\software" into the run prompt in Windows XP, or
into the search box in Windows Vista
Wait until the login box pops up, and then enter your Clemson
b. Novell on
Log into Novell by right clicking on
the Red 'N' in your taskbar and clicking Novell Login. If you
have problems with logging in, contact CCIT.
Novell should mount the software drive, usually as Drive R, under my
2. Xwin can be found under \Xwin.
Documentation and the installation key can be found under
3. Run the installer by double-clicking
on it. Follow the
instructions to install the program. When it asks for
name/company, put your name and Clemson University as the
company. The "Complete" installation is recommended.
CONFIGURATION & SETUP
There is additional documentation
for help under \Xwin\Documentation.
1. Start the Xwin program
by selecting it from your start
menu. A pop-up will ask for a registration method. If it
does not, right click the Xwin icon in the system tray and click on
Help -> Register.
2. You may
to download the Xwin registration key from the software drive. It
can be found in the documentation folder. It should be a text
file with numbers and letters in it.
a. Click the
"Load From File" button and select the registration key file you just
the X-Config program by right clicking on the Xwin icon in the taskbar
and clicking on X-Config. Use this to set up new machines to
4. On the
Sessions tab, click the "Manual" button. Do this in order:
a. Under Connection Method,
choose XDMCP and then click Next
b. Give your session a
meaningful name in Session Name:
c. In the "XDMCP Mode"
section, click the down arrow and select "Query" In the "Host Name"
text box, enter the name of a CS UNIX machine in the form of machinename
(Note: This may be ANY valid UNIX
machine, which includes engineering and math
d.Click the "Save” button on the
bottom of the window.
the Xwin program and connect to the
sessions you have created. You can select your session by right
clicking on the Xwin program item in your taskbar.
X-Win32 can connect to linux hosts even behind a firewall. (Taken
Open up TCP port 6000-6005 (plus X-Win32’s base display number) in both
Open up UDP port 177 to accept incomming connections from any port.
If you are using Gnome open up TCP ports 16001 and TCP 35091 in both
If you are behind a router using NAT, map those ports to the IP address
of your local computer on your LAN. The only other thing is make sure
on the Network tab under the X-Config menu, that your display is the
correct IP address. This is the address you are telling the host to
send the session back to.
If you are using SuSE linux firewall, edit /etc/sysconfig/SuSEfirewall2
changing the default options to the following
If you would
like to use this program from off-campus, you
must have the VPN installed and turned on before you start up Xwin.
Please direct any questions/comments/problems with these
instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org.