Local Devices

Scott Balneaves sbalneav at legalaid.mb.ca
Sat Aug 11 03:44:36 BST 2007

On Fri, Aug 10, 2007 at 10:07:15AM -0700, Matthew Armitage wrote:
> Hey everyone, 
> At first I could not get the Thin-Client-Manager working with the clients
> anymore. I was able to see the thumbnails of the clients (x11vnc was
> working), but I was unable to send messages, execute programs, or blank
> screens. I solved these issues by adding the scp-client and the
> gnome-screensaver to the kde start script.

We ship Gnome by default, and currently don't have anyone to test if things
work or not under a pure KDE desktop.  It's not surprising that things are
a little rougher under KDE.  To fix that, we'd need a KDE expert to step 
forward and commit to ongoing testing and integration work.  Volunteers are
always welcome!

> The first snag is that local devices, specifically usb drives, do not show
> on the desktop (or anywhere) when connected.

Once again, work's been done to integrate media plug events with Nautilus,
but nothing's been done for Konqueror.  

> The second snag is the volume control. In gnome this works fine on the thin 
> clients but again in KDE it's not.

Same thing again.

Your short term solution is either to use Gnome with Sabayon/Pesselus for 
lockdown, or, figure out what we need to add to KDE to get it to work.


Scott L. Balneaves | "Eternity is a very long time,
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