[K12OSN] Remote client desktop

Robert Arkiletian robark at gmail.com
Thu May 28 22:41:19 UTC 2009

On Thu, May 28, 2009 at 2:25 PM, Peter Scheie <peter at scheie.homedns.org> wrote:
> Robert,
> 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.

That's great Peter. Yes xinetd should start the vncserver (Xvnc) on
the server for broadcasting.
x11vnc on the client is for monitoring/controlling/snapshots

I appreciate the help Peter.
Thanks to Jeff for getting this ball rolling by getting x11vnc to work
and thanks to Barry for making automagic rpm packages and testing.
Fl_TeacherTool is still alive.

> Peter
> 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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Robert Arkiletian
Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada

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