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  1. #11
    Linux Engineer Freston's Avatar
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    Mar 2007
    The Netherlands

    If it's only the app you are after and you have a X server running on the client side than you don't need an X server on the server side. I know, the X terminology is a bit confusing. But anyway, you for example have this:

    An old underpowered machine running Xfce or even IceWM. (client)
    A normal machine that wishes to remain headless. (server)

    Just allow X forwarding on client and server. Install OOo on the server.

    Run on the client: (put in a shortcut)
    ssh -l username(default=current) -p portnumber(default=22) -Y /usr/bin/openoffice2.4 -writer
    The reason I give -Y as option rather than -X is that I get better quality graphics that way. Experiment.

    If you set up the machines for passwordless authentication then it's like running the app locally.
    Can't tell an OS by it's GUI

  2. #12
    Quote Originally Posted by hhh3h View Post
    so if i install x-server thingy / gnome, it's doesn't have to be running all the time?

    only when i start it?
    So just make sure you have ssh server installed, along with the programs you wish to run server side. What distro are you using?

  3. #13
    its the ubuntu server edition

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  5. #14
    So to install ssh server, type:
    sudo apt-get install openssh-server
    Now to install openoffice writer, type:
     sudo apt-get install
    If you would like the entire suite, type:
     sudo apt-get install

    I hope this answers your question. Tell me if you have any more problems.

  6. #15
    Thank you Freston for trying to explain it to me and thank you plr4ever for giving me the examples

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