[K12OSN] Teacher Tool

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Fri Mar 9 20:08:34 UTC 2007

On 3/9/07, Les Mikesell <les at futuresource.com> wrote:
> Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> > On 3/8/07, Theo Turner <Theo.Turner at cumnorhouse.com> wrote:
> >> How about having it flick through the different clients like a slide
> >> show. It's a useful feature of a windows program I used to use that let
> >> you see each desktop for a few seconds before switching to the next.
> >> Just an idea, don't know if anyone would know how. I imagine it could be
> >> done with a script but not sure.
> >>
> >> Also I use K12LTSP but I don't use the LTSP bit to connect terminals. I
> >> have to use nx at the moment and would love a way to have the Teacher
> >> Tool work for these users. Any ideas?
> >
> > This is not something I can do easily, since you have the NX client
> > running on a seperate machine. With ltsp it's easy because I don't
> > need any authentication to take over the remote client machine (I am
> > already root on the ltsp server or sudo). So with NX I would need to
> > make a new version that employs ssh keys and that opens up a whole new
> > bag of worms.
> Does anyone know if NX even has a provision for multiple viewers on the
> same frame buffer?   You could, of course run a vnc server at the

Thanks for jarring my memory Les.
No it doesn't. I remember looking into this. Something similar to
vncreflector is supposed to be included in version 3.0. Could not find
out when 3.0 was going to be released though.

> machine/OS level wherever the users are running NX which would probably
> work with the existing teachertool.
> --
>    Les Mikesell
>     les at futuresource.com
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Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
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