[K12OSN] Remote client desktop

Lance Jahnig jahnigl at hotmail.com
Tue Sep 1 15:33:51 UTC 2009

I am wondering what the status of FL_TeacherTool is for LTSP 5?

From: "Robert Arkiletian" <robark at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, May 28, 2009 5:41 PM
To: "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com>
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Remote client desktop

> 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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