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RE: [K12OSN] K12 Newb struggles



 
OK... Thanks for your encouragement and direction... I have a LTSP server working with a client connecting to it... I take it that all I need to do is run "system updater" on the server and that will update things like firefox and such?  Or do I need to do more of that by hand?

I am working in the LTSPADMIN enviroment... Which I like a lot... It makes it a bit easier to get things set the way I want to for the time being...

Thanks again for all of your help... Next task to tackle is authentication via Active Directory so I don't have to put in a ton of new usernames and to have it link to their home directories... Thanks again for all your help!  I think I have found those answers on the fedora site...



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Joshua D. Sommermeyer
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Concordia Lutheran High School
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-----Original Message-----
From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On Behalf Of Peter Scheie
Sent: Monday, March 26, 2007 3:59 PM
To: Support list for open source software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] K12 Newb struggles



Joshua Sommermeyer wrote:
> When I get K12LTSP successfully installed it does not boot to the blue 
> desktop like FC6 does correct?
>  
If you mean what you see on the server's display, yes, the login screen is different than what appears at the clients.  But that's just cosmetics.  I think you can even change that so that the server login screen (the 'greeter') is the same as what the clients see.  Look under System -> Administration -> Login Screen.
> I found on the LTSP site the commant ltspadmin that got me to a GUI... 
> I take it the next step is for me to hook a switch into ETH1 and put 
> some computers on it to see if they can connect  to the Server?
>  
No, hook a switch to eth0, plug some clients into that, and see if they boot.  eth1 is the upstream link, that is, the NIC that should be connected to the school network/internet.

> Why is StarOffice not included since it seems it has more bells and 
> whistles and from what I read it is FREE to education users?
>
StarOffice is distributed by Sun.  It's a commercial product from a commercial company. 
  As such, there are restrictions on how it can be distributed--that is, you can only get it from Sun.  There's no problem with YOU downloading it and using it on your system/server, but Sun doesn't allow anyone else to distribute it.  Besides, as K12LTSP is a community effort, its software collection focuses on community-based projects.  You have to think about 'free' in terms of speech, not price.

> I think this is a GREAT resource, but the lack of documentation 
> available for a Windows savvy newbie is painful for me, not that I 
> read documentation, but when I get stuck, I like to have some 
> reference to fall on...
>  
As mentioned, this is a community effort, meaning documentation is created by the users, including you now. ;-)  There is the K12LTSP wiki at http://k12ltsp.org/mediawiki/index.php/Main_Page.  There is the LTSP wiki at wiki.ltsp.org.  And there is the #ltsp IRC channel, for real-time questions & answers. 
Rather than asking what others can do for you, ask what you can do for others.  When you run into a problem, check the wikis.  If you can't find an answer there, post your question to the list, and we'll try to help.  And once you solve a problem, post it to the wiki so that others can benefit from your learning experience.

Petre

> thanks for all your help!
>  
> _________________________________________
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> Assistant Principal - Technology Director
> Concordia Lutheran High School
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> (f) 281.255.8806
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> *From:* k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] *On 
> Behalf Of *"Terrell Prudé Jr."
> *Sent:* Monday, March 26, 2007 10:47 AM
> *To:* Support list for open source software in schools.
> *Subject:* [K12OSN] SafeDesk and LTSP
> 
> Hello Joshua,
> 
> I haven't myself used companies like "SafeDesk" before.  But do 
> understand that K12LTSP already *is* a turnkey (or should I say 
> "turndisc"?  :-) ) solution.  That's actually the point of K12LTSP; Eric 
> Harrison takes Fedora Core or CentOS, adds the LTSP bits, and throws in 
> a bunch of educational apps.  It's a complete, self-contained 
> distribution.  When you're done clicking through the installation, boom, 
> you have a working educational LTSP setup.
> 
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> 
> Joshua Sommermeyer wrote:
>>  
>> Greetings!
>>
>> I have been lurking for some time but have finally downloaded and burned
>> my set of K12LTSP disks... I am planning a 2 lab installation for next
>> year and am also talking to a company called "SafeDesk" they offer a
>> turnkey solution (at a cost) with support and such.  Have any of you had
>> experience with SafeDesk or other 3rd party vendors that package LTSP
>> and sell their services to schools?
>>
>> Thanks!
>>
>>
>> _________________________________________
>> Joshua D. Sommermeyer
>> Assistant Principal - Technology Director
>> Concordia Lutheran High School
>> (o) 281.351.2547
>> (f) 281.255.8806
>> www.concordiacrusaders.org
>> sommermeyerj concordiacrusaders org
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>> Excellence upon the Foundation of Christ. +++
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