[K12OSN] Introducing ourselves

Gianugo Altieri gianugo.altieri at tiscali.it
Tue Apr 7 19:12:05 UTC 2009

> If the printer is able to work on the server then you can configure it
> to work on client. You will needa client with USB2 sockets. I am
> working four/five printers in my office like this.
   Thanks for your help. I tried again the way you suggested, to no 
result. I cabled our HP1015 to the server and it immediately recognized 
it and added it to the printers list. But when I disconnected it from 
the server and connected to one of the clients' USB2 port, the printer, 
although still listed, appeared as "disconnected - check cable" and 
didn't work. I must say my K12 is plain vanilla, i.e. I made no special 
configuration. Did you change any setting for letting printers work?
> Not very clear but if you want to open a session on server from client
> you can do that by some thing like:
> Xnest -indirect serverip :1
> Or from client do ssh -X serverip and then after log in run the
> command. In simple terms the -X allows graphical pass through.
> If you need to run from server on the client something then you will
> have to configure client to make sure that it allows remote logins and
> also forwarding of XDMCP.

   This was really useful to me. I managed to ping the server, opened 
an ssh terminal session on it, and, by running "ssh -X" command as you 
suggested I could open graphic programs on my desktop. I didn't know of 
this possibility, and it's really useful. Probably "Xnest" is what I was 
looking for, to work on the server, but unfortunately I get a "Xnest: 
malloc() memory corruption... " followed by a deluge of hexadecimals and 
other stuff. The good news is that from a Windows machine running CygWin 
I can get perfect remote login screens on the same server. So server 
configuration appear correct, but client has some problems. I'll try to 
remove and download again Xnest to see if the problem disappears.

   Thanks again
   Gianugo Altieri

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