[K12OSN] Remote client desktop

Peter Scheie peter at scheie.homedns.org
Thu May 28 21:25:24 UTC 2009

Do you need Xvnc launched via inetd or xinetd?  Your message said xinetd, but 
the link to my notes that you gave references inetd.  I've also got info on 
making it launch via xinetd.  Presumably, it should be xinetd since this would 
run on the server, right?  Let me know and I'll tackle getting it working on F11 
this summer.


Robert Arkiletian wrote:
> On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 10:46 AM, Robert Arkiletian <robark at gmail.com> wrote:
>> 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)
> found it
> http://petre.homedns.org/unix/vnc_via_inetd.html
> I have not tested it though.
>> 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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