[K12OSN] 5.0beta software changes

Eric Harrison eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us
Mon May 1 22:16:55 UTC 2006

William Fragakis wrote:
> Hi,
> I've been playing with the beta and have come across a few "issues":
> 1) Did I miss something or is TuxPaint no longer a default install? It
> is highly used at our school if that matters.

I believe this was already fixed. I'll check again on my next test install.

> 2) Many of the programs that go full screen (eg Childsplay, GCompris) go
> out of the resolution range of a 1024 x 768 lcd - haven't tested it on
> something larger. It can be hacked to run in windowed mode but these
> programs ran in full screen well in 4.4.x. They run fine on a crt,
> though.

I'll add testing this to my todo list.

> 3) The Fedora updates kill all sorts of things - I ran yum extender last
> night and had the infamous grey screen X for the first time. It rewrote
> the kdmrc and xdm-config files. 

The KDE packages were just updated. The new GNOME (gdm) configuration is
resilient to upgrades, but KDE (kdm) still appears to run the risk of
having its configuration replaced.

If you run into a problem with KDM, running this script should fix it:


> Should I just stick to updating from the k12 site?

The k12ltsp repo contains all of the packages from core & updates, so
restricting yum/yumex to just the k12ltsp repo does not change much.

> All the hard work is much appreciated. We may have some very good news
> in the next couple of days from this neck of the woods regarding K12LTSP
> which will demonstrate what an impact this effort has on education. We
> originally adopted K12LTSP to solve some technical issues not realizing
> the most profound impact would be how completely the teachers would
> integrate technology into their daily curriculum.

I can't wait to hear about it ;-)


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