14 Jun 2010 13:53
Re: Sabayon/xnest and FreeNX
<chris <at> ccburton.com>
2010-06-14 11:53:04 GMT
2010-06-14 11:53:04 GMT
"olaf-linux <at> gmx.de" <olaf-linux <at> gmx.de> wrote on 10/06/2010 10:10:26:
> Hi Chris!
> Yes, because of this I'm thinking about giving up the project of using
> I have spend money (a new server) and a lot of time in this in the last
> months, but without the possibility to set the users configurations I
> see no chance for me to use the system.
I'm not sure why you need to set user configs, nor what you are trying
to set them too . .
> > Ubuntu, which has versions (still free) with long term support
> Because of the much greater community-support of ubuntu I'm thinking
> about changing to it the last weeks, but if I will do so I has to build
> the hole LDAP-Server by myself (OpenSuse -> Yast -> LDAP -> ready to
> start config, ready to use with my "egroupware"), and that's beyond my
> knowledge. So I'm still using openSuse with great simple LDAP-config.
You exported your ldap entries to an ldif file didn't you ??
You can import them from the same file . . . .
> > If your users don't need a full desktop, you should consider (in the
> > absence of Kiosk or Sabayon working out-of-the-box)
> > either
> > a simpler window manager IceWM or LXDE,
> But then I had to configure the desktops too (!?)
It's a lot simpler though . . .
> > or
> > running your applications rootless,
> > which means they just appear as applications on the user's desktop.
> I do not understand that. I have to try to find something about this
> with google.
Just try it.
Run the nomachine client.
Click the "Configure" button
On the "General" tab in the "Desktop section select "Unix" "Custom"
Click the "Settings" button and in the "Application section, select
"Run the following command" and enter /usr/bin/ooffice
Make sure the "Options" section has "Floating window" selected
but don't "Disable X agent encoding"
Log in as normal
> > One thing you didn't say was whether you have moved up to NX v3.4.0
> > on your Suse machines, or you are still on 3.2 from the Opensuse
> > community repositories.
> > You won't illicit much help if people think you are on an older
> > version.
> > I sent you the script to roll an rpm of 3.4 but you might not have
> > received
> Sorry, I had not see it, there are too many mails day by day.
> I have take a look at it now. Thank you.
> My problem: every time I try to compile myself / don't using
> yast/zypper, anything went wrong and I had to spend many evenings to get
> the things working again, so I'm not sure if it is a good idea for me to
> try this with my working freeNX.
Well it won't be everything going wrong, (though it may look like it.)
Probably, you will be compiling to get a later version than is available as
an rpm, and mostly you will have a tranche of dependency errors
caused by the newer version needing new or newer versions of libraries.
These can cause other issues themselves, resulting in lots of work and a
system rather different from the one you started with.
The script I sent you is for 11.2 so you only need to install some devel
rpms (which it tests for).
It then compiles an rpm, so you can test the new version and
roll-back if there are issues.
Have a look through it first though, rather than just running something
someone sent you.
(You may prefer to cut and paste sections and run them manually.)
> At the moment FreeNX is working, I'm stucking in other problems
> (restricted user accounts, no usb-sticks/printers) and the possibility
> to crash the hole FreeNX by compiling a newer version is not good for my
> motivation at the moment ;-(
> If the other things will work, I think I will be brave again to try a
> newer version.
My advise is to keep your NX libraries fairly current if you are having
You will hit the evdev keymaps issue if Thinstation moves to a later
linux version, unless you move to NX-3.4
Keeping up to date is now an issue with OpenSuse, who have
effectively dropped all NX stuff, not just FreeNX by not providing
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