[K12OSN] Introducing ourselves
gianugo.altieri at tiscali.it
Mon Mar 30 10:19:42 UTC 2009
we run a tiny engineering company in the biomedical field, and we
wish to share our experience with K12. Being born only last January, we
started our computer network straight with Fedora 10 and K12 from the
very beginning. Our configuration is:
Intel Coreduo 2.5 GHz - 4 GB RAM - 160 GB disk - dual 1Gbps LAN cards
running Fedora 10
Intel ATOM littlefalls 2 - 2 GB RAM - diskless - 1 Gbps LAN card
Starting with the LiveUSB image, and following instructions, I was
able to setup a working LAN in less than half an hour. Instructions were
really easy to follow and everything worked as expected. I was amazed!
Then I copied the live image to server's disk, and loaded the server
with all the necessary software packages from the Internet, and it
worked fine. Internet and the outside world are connected through the
first LAN port (ETH0) while LTSP terminals are connected through second
LAN port (ETH1) and a Gbps switch.
I have a couple of wishes in my list, for K12. First of all, I would
like to be able to connect printers to thin clients. In fact, for safety
reasons, server resides in a closed room, and it would be impractical to
connect a printer to it. A convenient location for printers would be
beside clients, but it seems clients cannot "see" USB printers, or at
least our HP laser. Strangely enough, clients recognize USB pen-drives,
but not USB external DVD readers, so I can't figure out why some USB
peripherals are working ad some aren't.
Second problem is a fat client I wish to link. It runs Fedora 8 with
some legacy software. I'm trying to let it "open a window" on the server
for a graphical login, and also vice versa, i.e. let the server (and
therefore the thin clients) open a graphical login on it. The problem is
that I don't know how to do it. If I connect the fat client to LTSP LAN,
it grabs an IP, but that's all. It doesn't even "ping" the server, let
alone opening a remote desktop on it. Any suggestion?
I will read through K12 mailing list to see if somebody has already
met and solved such problems, but if meanwhile some suggestions arrive,
I'd be really grateful.
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