[K12OSN] Morley's Great K12LTSP labs - update

Alan Hodson ahodson at elp.rr.com
Sun Jan 27 21:58:21 UTC 2008

Rob Owens wrote:
> On Sun, Jan 27, 2008 at 04:43:03PM +0100, Nils Breunese wrote:
>> Tom Wolfe wrote:
>>> OK that settles the question of whether to go 5.0 EL or not -- if I  
>>> have to struggle another nanosecond with getting flash to work with  
>>> 64-bit I don't want anything to do with it. I'd rather run the risk  
>>> of being hacked and cracked, and that's the truth. Although I side  
>>> with the philosophical arguments, my teachers demand flash with  
>>> sound as their #1 priority, way above Office compatibility for  
>>> example.
>>> WRT disadvantages of Edubuntu -- the disadvantages for me anyhow  
>>> were numerous. Getting flash to work with 64-bit operating system  
>>> proved a futile exercise, and I ran into all kinds of little  
>>> glitches along the way. I won't go into details. That said it's got  
>>> great curb appeal, and I hope that their spring 2008 version has  
>>> more promise because it could be worth another look.
>> If only Adobe would just be capable of creating a 64-bit version of  
>> their Flash Player...
>> Nils Breunese.
>> P.S.1. We run a K12LTSP 5EL server with 64-bit Firefox and  
>> nspluginwrapper to be able to use the 32-bit Flash Player. That works  
>> fine, but I don't know about sound (and whether the whole 64-bit  
>> versus 32-bit thing has anything to do with it).
>> P.S.2. Others just install Firefox 32-bit on their 64-bit OS and that  
>> apparently works just fine as well. Don't know if that helps with  
>> sound though.
>> P.S.3. Apparently Opera 9.5 will support running the 32-bit Flash  
>> Player plugin under the 64-bit version of Opera out-of-the-box.
> Has anybody on the list had success running Firefox for Windows under wine, and getting Flash to work that way?
> -Rob
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I am running IEs4Linux (from 
http://www.tatanka.com.br/ies4linux/page/Main_Page) in a CentOS 5 
server, but it's 32 bit and it's not through a thin client... 
Sound/Flash works fine - will try it on a CentOS5 64bit this week, 
running via Symbio Thin Clients, and perhaps we have a temp solution...
Alan Hodson
El Paso ISD, TX

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