On Thu, Dec 14, 2000 at 01:46:39AM +0000, John Gay wrote:
>> It would be nice if there could be a window on ALL the X-Terminals showing
> what the teacher is doing on their PC.
Theres a handful of them, Ive never used any, but Id have most faith in XMX,
seeing as the author uses it himself fir exactly what you want.
> I am hoping to get two working X-Terminals set-up from my PII 350. I've got one
> working, I just need to install Debian and the base X-server onto the other one.
>> Also, what is needed to set-up the networked StarOffice? I know that StarOffice
> can be set up on one server, and then clients can work with it over the network,
> but I'm not sure how it needs to be set up. Does the StarOffice server PC need
> to export a directory to the client PC's? At the moment my networking experience
> is limited, but I'm learning more and more as I work with my system.
The StarOffice setup has a /net option. The idea behind this is that the
shared parts of staroffice are installed once in /opt/blah and the parts
that are different for each user are put in their home dir (2megs methinks).
This would be your recommended route. Install staroffice with /net on your
server machine. Each user then will then run the /opt/blah/setup to install
a minimal amount of "local to their home dir" files.
Theres a (5.1, but its still the same (i think)) example in an old linuxworld
Dunno if you intend to run each copy of staroffice on the client machines
displaying to the XTerminals, or run each copy of staroffice on the server
machine displaying to the XTerminals that happen to be plugged into the
client. Doesn't really matter I suppose, depends on their comparible ability
to run multiple staroffices.
Id give each user a seperate account, home dirs on server, staroffice installed
with /net on that server. Export home dirs and at least soffice install dir
over nfs to client machines. First time each user logs in they run setup,
minimal 2 megs is placed into their account. Almost goes without saying that
its reccommended that each person running staroffice should be a different
user, no sneaky running everyone out of the same "guest" account.
> I just hope someone knows a way to export a display to the X-Terminals.
> This would really be a great thing!
Persumably you have looked through the XTerminal minihowto ?
p.s. and for the interested there is a patch available against 5.2 to fix lots
of problems. Get it at
http://sunsolve.sun.com/pub-cgi/show.pl?target=patches/patch-access search for
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