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Solaris Display xterm Remote

I had to do the following to display a X terminal remotely.

Solaris 10:
This initial Solaris install was done with the X packages, so I did not need to install anything specific for xauth or xterm.

$ ssh -X root@t41-ldom2
Last login: Wed Jul 10 10:07:30 2013
/usr/openwin/bin/xauth: creating new authority file /root/.Xauthority
Oracle Corporation SunOS 5.10 Generic Patch January 2005
root@ldom2:~# /usr/openwin/bin/xterm

Solaris 11:

First install a couple packages.  If you previously installed more of the X packages you might not need these two.


root@ldom1:~# pkg install pkg:/terminal/xterm@271-

root@ldom1:~# pkg install  pkg:/x11/session/xauth@1.0.7-

Login with -X

$ ssh -X root@t41-ldom1
Last login: Wed Jul 10 10:11:49 2013
Oracle Corporation SunOS 5.11 11.1 September 2012
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root@ldom1:~# xterm


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