- Start the Xconfig program (Start menu/Commands/Hummingbird Connectivity
vx.y/Exceed/Xconfig or Start menu/All Commands/Hummingbird Connectivity
vx.y/Exceed/Xconfig on Windows XP.)
- Double-click on and ensure that the
is set to . Click on
OK to close the
Communication dialogue box.
- Double-click on and under the
Host Access Control
List section, select the option. Click
OK to close the dialogue box.
- Double-click on and under the
Mode section, ensure that the option is selected. Change
Server Visual setting to . Click on
OK to close the dialogue box. Close the Xconfig window.
Now you need to set up XStart to start an xterm window on the Linux system. This will
log you in and give you a command window which you can use to start programs etc.
- Start the Xstart program (Start menu/Commands/Hummingbird Connectivity
vx.y/Exceed/Xstart or Start menu/All Commands/Hummingbird Connectivity
vx.y/Exceed/Xstart on Windows XP.)
- Now change the settings as follows. First, set the
Start Method to
. Note that this method of connection is only
available once you have installed the Hummingbird Connectivity Security Pack. Enter
your Herald username into the
User ID box, enter
linux.ox.ac.uk in the box next to
Host and change the
Host Type to . In the Command box, enter
xterm -sb -ls ensuring that it is exactly as written here. Enter a
Description such as
Connect to OUCS Linux Service.
- Now go to the menu and select . Type in a name
for the Xstart file, such as
OUCS-Linux and click on
- To test that your settings work, on the Xstart screen, click on the
menu item. You should be prompted for a password. Enter your Herald
password and click on
- Various things should now happen. The Exceed program itself will start (you should
see the splash screen), and the first time that you connect you will see a message
entitled Secure Shell Client telling you that The authenticity of the
host 'linux.ox.ac.uk' cannot be established. Click on
continue to connect.
- You may see a further message that reads something like /usr/bin/X11/xauth:
creating new authority file /u3/j/abcd0123/.Xauthority. Again this message will
only appear once, and you can click on
OK to close it.
- An xterm screen should appear, looking similar to the one shown here. You are now
authenticated to the Linux service and can type commands into this screen to run other programs.
- To make it easier to connect, you can create a shortcut for your Xstart settings.
The easiest way to do this is to go back to the Xstart screen and click on the
menu item. You will be prompted for a
Description which is the name of the Command group under the Start Menu
where it will create the shortcut. You can either choose an existing program group
from the list (e.g. Hummingbird Connectivity v7.1) or type in a new name to
create a new program group. Once you have chosen a name, click on
- A folder will appear displaying the shortcut you have created. At this point you
can copy the item to the Desktop if you like. To connect in the future, access this
shortcut from the Commands section on the Start menu. It will have the same name as
the description that you used when you first configured Xstart.