As with any X application, you can use an X terminal or any system equipped
with an X server to interact with a copy of WAVE running on another computer
connected to the same network. To do so, however, requires a few additional
- Find out the host names of the two systems. On a UNIX system, the
`hostname' command will give you this information. If your
display is connected to a PC or other non-UNIX system, you can try
remotely logging onto the UNIX system on which WAVE resides, and
using the `who' command to discover the name of the system in
front of you.
- Assume that your system is named hither and that WAVE resides on
You may need to add yon to the X server access control list
on hither, in order to make it possible for X clients on yon to
open windows on your screen. If hither is a UNIX system, you can
accomplish this by typing (on hither) `xhost +yon'. (Note: if
hither doesn't recognize yon by name, this command will have no
effect. In this case, use yon's IP address in place of its name.)
- Remotely log in to yon (for example, via ssh or telnet), and
set the DISPLAY environment variable on yon to point back to your
display. If you use the C-shell on yon, this will normally be done by
`setenv DISPLAY hither:0.0'. Users of sh, ksh, or bash
should type `DISPLAY=hither:0.0; export DISPLAY'. (Note: if yon
doesn't recognize hither by name, this command won't work. In this case,
use hither's IP address in place of its name.)
- Check the connection by starting an X11 client such as xterm on yon. A new window should appear on your display within a few seconds. (See
the documentation for your X server if this doesn't work).
- Once you have succeeded in the test in the previous step, start WAVE
in the usual way (`wave -r record ...') on yon.
``Where do I find the missing fonts?''
if your X server complains about missing fonts. See
``I can't find the file named record!''
if WAVE complains about missing files.
X servers are standard on all current UNIX workstations, but not on
PCs or Macintoshes. There are many MS Windows-hosted X servers
available commercially, as well as a smaller number of MS-DOS and
Macintosh-hosted X servers.
George B. Moody (email@example.com)