Start a Client

Reflection X Advantage provides a variety of ways to start your X client applications or XDMCP desktop connections.

A session must be running before a client application can be displayed. You can associate a default session definition with each of your X client applications, or configure these definitions to prompt you for a session name when you start the client. If the associated session is not already running, Reflection X Advantage starts the session when you start the client. It is also possible to start a session directly, without first starting a client. This may be useful if you start your clients directly from a terminal session.

To start a client manually

  • Configure an X client or XDMCP connection and do any of the following:
    • Double-click the definition name.
    • Select the definition, then in the toolbar click Start.
    • Right-click the definition name and click Start
    • Drag the X client or XDMCP definition onto a session definition to start the client using that session.

To start a client automatically when you start X Manager or X Manager for Domains

  • For an X client definition: In the Client Definition pane, select Automatically start client.
  • For an XDMCP connection: In the XDMCP Connection Definition pane, select Automatically start XDMCP session.

To start clients using a desktop shortcut

This option is available if you are running on a Windows system.

  1. Right-click an X client or XDMCP definition.
  2. Select Create Shortcut.
  3. Double-click the shortcut to start the session.

To attach a client to an already running session

This option is available for definitions under X Clients. You cannot start XDMCP connections this way.

  1. Start a session using any of the following techniques:
    • Double-click the definition name.
    • Select the definition, then in the toolbar click Start.
    • Right-click the definition name and click Start
    • Configure the session to start automatically when you start X Manager by enabling Automatically start session.
  2. Launch your client application using either of the following techniques:
    • Drag an X client definition onto the running session.
    • Right click an X client definition, select Start on, then select the session name.

To start clients from the command line

There are a number of options for starting clients from a command line. The following examples start a client called myclient and its associated session without showing the Reflection X Advantage user interface. For additional information about command line options, see rxmgr (for the standalone X Manager) and rxmgrdomains (for X Manager for Domains).

  • Standalone X Manager:

    rxmgr -client myclient -noUI

  • X Manager for Domains:

    rxmgrdomains -client myclient -noUI

    Note: When you run this command, you are prompted to log into the Reflection X Advantage domain before you see any required host logon prompts.

Related Topics

Configure an X Client

Configure a Desktop Connection