Xbrowser helps you to find UNIX/Linux hosts on your network and connect to a host using XDMCP protocol.

To use Xbrowser, the remote Unix host should be configured to allow XDMCP service for remote X terminals. Usually one of dtlogin, kdm, gdm or xdm should be running on the host. For more information about configuring XDMCP service on the Unix host, please refer to the manual of your Unix server.

  1. Open the Xmanager folder on your desktop.
    RESULT: The Xmanager folder window opens, as the figure below shows.

    Xmanager Folder

  2. Double-click Xbrowser.
    RESULT: The Xbrowser window opens, as the figure below shows.

    Note: Xbrowser finds all UNIX/Linux hosts on your local network automatically. If UNIX/Linux host that you wish to access is in different network with the one of user's PC, open Options dialog box and register IP address or Broadcast address of the host, then try it again. If your Unix host is not found on the Xbrowser window, the host is not ready to serve XDMCP connections.

    Xbrowser Main Window

  3. Double-click the host you want to connect to.
    RESULT: A graphic login window opens, as the figure below shows.

    Note: If you are not able to get a graphic login window, there may be a firewall between your PC and the remote host.

    XDMCP Login Window

  4. To log on to the host, enter your account name and password.
    RESULT: A remote desktop opens, as the figure below shows.

    Note: If the remote desktop does not open after entering username and password, there may be an error in your login shell scripts.

    UNIX Desktop on Windows

If you experience any problem in using Xbrowser, visit our support page at:
From the support page, you can find some tips about configuring UNIX/Linux servers for XDMCP connections.