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Re: [K12OSN] Introducing ourselves

2009/3/30 Gianugo Altieri <gianugo altieri tiscali it>:
>   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.

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.

>   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?

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.

Sudev Barar
Read http://blog.sudev.in for topics ranging from here to there.

PS: I know most of people do not follow email niceties (mostly they
are not aware) but if you follow bottom post/in-line post style of
email conversations it becomes a whole lot easier to carry on
meaningful dialogue and you can snip out what is not meaningful too.
Most people just hit reply button and top post leaving prior message
appended uselessly at bottom. See if you can adopt this style and
persuade others. In case you are already doing this ..... great,
spread the message.

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