[K12OSN] Linux TS help

Rob Owens robowens at myway.com
Fri Feb 11 15:55:41 UTC 2005


There may be better ways, but here's one way that might work.

Set up a linux server with accounts for each user.  Install the GIMP, Scribus, etc.  Use ssh to connect to the linux server and run the applications.  You may need to install Cygwin/X on the windows machines in order to get the graphics to work, but I'm not sure about that.  I haven't tried any of this myself.

Are your thick clients are running Windows?  "Putty" is a free ssh client for Windows (I don't have any experience w/ it, though).  Perhaps you could set up a "scribus" icon which calls a batch file that ssh's the linux server, logs in, and launches Scribus, all w/o user intervention--except for double-clicking the icon, of course.

I may be completely wrong here.  I've been thinking about this issue and it seems to me like this will work, but I haven't actually tested any of it.


 --- On Thu 02/10, Sharon Betts  wrote:
From: Sharon Betts [mailto: sbetts at msad71.net]
To: k12osn at redhat.com
     Cc: k12osn at redhat.com
Date: Thu, 10 Feb 2005 12:44:23 -0500
Subject: [K12OSN] Linux TS help

I need to put a Linux Terminal Server onto a Windows network.  What shouldI do?I have thick clients (they all boot locally from Flash).I have a WIndows 2003 Terminal Server working very well.I want to add a linux terminal server to serve  GIMP, StarOffice, Scribus,Freemind, cMap, etc.It doesn not need to do DHCP or anything else except serve apps.What is the easiest way to do this?      Don't tell me  at this point togo LDAP etc.   I understand all that, but at this time, simply want to add Linux TS --help?Sharon MSAD#71 Director of Educational Technologysbetts at msad71.net          http://www.msad71.net     207-985-1100"To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so."    Robert Orben_______________________________________________K12OSN mailing listK12OSN at redhat.comhttps://www.redhat.com/mailman/listinfo/k12osnFor more info see 

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