[K12OSN] Remote client desktop

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Thu May 28 17:46:11 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 5:35 AM, Jeff Siddall <news at siddall.name> wrote:
> Barry Cisna wrote:
>> Jeff,
>> try disabling iptables from running on your fc11 server at startup in
>> the servcies gui. reboot the server, reboot the clients,see now if you
>> can see the TC's/username...
>> Also another stupid question,,,you DO have a user actually logged into
>> the TC's and not just powered up?
> Barry,
> I thought there were users logged in, but it appears that the ones that
> had rebooted the client had also logged out before I fired up
> fl_teachertool.
> iptables is disabled.
> I'll check again when I am sure there are clients logged in.

I need to make a some  changes to fl_teachertool so it will work with
LTSP 5 Fedora. I will download Fedora 11 (when it's released next
week) and start porting it after June 16 (after report cards). It
shouldn't be too hard. However, I need help with these issues:

1) Installing and  running a vnc server on the client (either x11vnc
or vnc.so module for X or something else
         see http://www.realvnc.com/products/free/4.1/x0.html ) Sounds
like Jeff has almost got this done.

2) automatically launching Xvnc (vncserver) through xinetd to bring up
a gdm login window when you connect to localhost with vncviewer. I am
pretty sure Peter has a how-to on this (calling Peter)

If people (maybe Jeff, Peter and Barry and/or others) can help add
these 2 features to Fedora then I will commit to porting
fl_teachertool to LTSP 5 Fedora 11 this summer. I suggest we do the
work on Fedora 11 as it's less than a week away.

Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada

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