[K12OSN] video presentation

Jeremy Schubert jschubert at shaw.ca
Thu Jun 26 04:13:24 UTC 2008

Sorry, this is probably the wrong forum but I know there's a lot of you out
there who might be able to help.  And I'm not sure where to start.

We have an old W2K machine,  but hooked up to three televisions throughout
our school.  Currently our secretary creates a power point presentation and
runs a script I created to copy the presentation from her computer to the
headless computer.  I've been on parental leave for six months and have come
back to find the setup hasn't worked since I left!  

My ultimate dream would be to install a 2nd video card in the secretary's
machine that would only pick up the presentation, say from a virtual pc on
that computer.  But I'm assuming that's not possible (at lease I haven't
found anything by Googling yet).


So, my questions are, can I turn the headless computer into a Centos box and
display the power point on that?  Can Open Office display Power Point
presentations?  Can I script Open Office from the command line?  Can I write
a script on a Linux box that would grab the Power Point presentation from a
shared directory on a Windows server and then run the show on the Linux box?

Thanks for any and all help...


Jeremy Schubert

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