Running AXIS on a remote computer

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06 Feb 2010 22:40 #1797 by gemini
Hello,

I'm new to EMC2 and I have not received my CNC Mill yet, but I am starting the installation/configuration. I finally got my RTAI kernel + EMC2 running (Ubuntu 8.04 was not compatible with my D945GCLF Atom Motherboard).

What I would like to do is:
- Run EMC2 without any graphical interface a computer without monitor.
- Use my laptop to remotely control EMC2 with the AXIS interface

I first tried to start a vncserver, but AXIS won't run without OpenGL.
So I tried to run AXIS on Xorg, and I used x11vnc to remotely control it. It works but due to a bug in xserver-xorg-video-intel if I remove the monitor, Xorg does not want to start...

Is it possible to run AXIS on a remote computer and make it control EMC2 througt ethernet?

Thank you,
Yann.

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07 Feb 2010 02:37 #1799 by BigJohnT
Yann,

One of the guys on the IRC thought this might help you.

wiki.linuxcnc.org/cgi-bin/emcinfo.pl?Emcrsh

John

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07 Feb 2010 15:20 #1802 by gemini
Hello John,

I've already seen emcrsh. With it, I could control EMC througt telnet, but it does not solve my wish to run AXIS on a second computer, does it?

What I would like is :
- EMC2 in command line mode on a computer "A" running a RTAI kernel (without X server)
- AXIS (only the graphical interface) running on computer "B" (that have a X server with OpenGL)

Maybe I'm just dreaming and it is not possible.

Yann.

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07 Feb 2010 15:39 #1803 by PCW
Isn't that backwards? Don't you need AXIS on the EMC computer 'A' (Its the X11 client)
and a real X11 server on computer B? At least that the way I thought X applications work

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07 Feb 2010 20:35 #1807 by acemi
You can use Axis throughout SSH.

You need to install openssh-server and xauth packages to the server (computer A)
Then start a SSH connection with -X

ssh -X username@IP_address

No need to install X to the server machine.

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