We at SuSE are interested in hearing from schools who are using SuSE (and
happy with it ...) who would be happy to be used as a possible case study
in publicity, magazine articles or whatever. Anyone who's got students
using Linux on the desktop would be particularly nice for an article, but
server use will do too.
Let me know off the list if you're willing to be named ...
Naturally this would be good publicity for your school too.
SuSE Linux Ltd
The Kinetic Centre
020 8387 1482
It's a good idea, but the biggest problem that RM connect networks have are
the software compatibility problem. We run an RM connect network here and we
use two bits of software that have so many problems running on RM networks.
First is a accounts software package called Pass For Windows. Every time we
do a upgrade RM clears the BDE.. settings. Then we have Cami a maths program,
just don't get me started on that. RM tried to make so secure that when 3rd
party software comes and tries to do something technical, RM tends to block
So you need that balance, the application wizard is a good idea and so is
there user manager(but that needs more advance features). But file protector
is a complete waste of space. The topic manager and their station manager are
good. So it would be possible, and it should be done. What is stopping a lot
of people going over to Linux is that there is not the software for it, you
have got Corel office. But as most teachers are trained on Windows and
Microsoft Office, they are reluctantly to go over to it.
Assistant Systems Administrator
I have been using the MIX Xserver (which used to be free but
I get the impression they now want money for the latest versions)
We use this to access our LINUX box from PC stations to write
C programs and 'play' with another operating system.
MIX has its own window manager (twm with W95 furniture) but is quite
You can also run it without a WM - and run fvwm and fvwm2 at the LINUX end,
but fvwm95 causes a trail of errors and kde sometimes works...and sometimes
Lots of errors are because of missing fonts (BDF types) which can apparenlty
be donwloaded from various sites but the instructions for doing so are unclear
It also complains about 'SHAPE' commands in X.
Does anyone have experience of using MIX? Have you added fonts? (Yes, I'm
after someone who has done the work already....well there's no point in repeating
Please don't tell me how good Hummingbird et al are - they cost money. Are
there any other free Xservers that run in windows (or DOS for that matter)?
Has anyone tried the 'web based' Office applications like www.thinkfree.com and
others that download JAVA applets to run MS Office compatible programs over
and Internet link to an ASP?
Head of Computing
Found this on the Seul/Edu list - Francis/Spectre - are you on
this list too (I guess not otherwise I would have seen a post
before ... wouldn't I) ?
---------------------- Forwarded by Kevin TAYLOR/DCL/DRC/ICG/GECALSTHOM on
22/11/2000 16:53 ---------------------------
Douglas Loss <dloss(a)suscom.net> on 22/11/2000 16:17:00
Please respond to seul-edu(a)seul.org
cc: (bcc: Kevin TAYLOR/DCL/DRC/ICG/GECALSTHOM)
Subject: [seul-edu] Fw: [RM Connect / OpenConnect]
On Tue, 21 Nov 2000, owner-seul-edu(a)seul.org wrote:
> Date: Tue, 21 Nov 2000 12:29:13 +0000
> From: Francis Tyers <spectre(a)harry-carlton.notts.sch.uk>
> To: seul-edu(a)seul.org
> Subject: RM Connect / OpenConnect
> Hi, any of you in the uk may have heard, or even use a network
> caled RM Connect, normally, this is supplied with RM hardware.
> This product
> is aimed
> specifically at schools, IMO the ideas behind it are good, and
> it is very
> but the main problem is that it runs on top of NT :)
> We are producing what will be an exact replica from the
> frontend point of
> however, we are going to design so as it is modular, it will
> be able to
> authenticate users in many different ways, e.g. NIS, LDAP,
> It will be run on top of unix like operating systems, linux
> and freebsd are
> If you would like any further information, or would like to
> help out,
> please contact me.
> Francis Tyers
> [fran(a)thinkgeek.co.uk] [spectre(a)harry-carlton.notts.sch.uk]
> Please send to spectre, and CC to fran.
Doug Loss The art of medicine consists of amusing the
dloss(a)suscom.net patient while nature cures the disease.
(570) 326-3987 Voltaire
hi all ( and Paul in particular)
to be advised that the planned development meeting in Llandrindod Wells will
NOT go ahead as planned, mainly due to the location/timing.travel etc
the plan is to hold another meeting before Christmas, probably at Becta's
office in Coventry. Currently a possible date for that would be Monday 11th
December. Please let me know if you would interested in only travelling as
far as Coventry
Also, the Small Scale Technology Pilots (SSTPs) are currently being reviewed
and i am hoping to get some definitive working for these sorted out by the
sorry for any inconvience
The school has a proxy server with 512Mb of memory. The only major service running on it is Squid. The server acts as a proxy for approx 35 machines. Will squid (depending on demand) use all available memory or are there self imposed limits? Are there other ways of tuning squid? Should I really mess about with squid.conf!?
For example, what does this actually result in ?
cache_mem 320 MB
Thanks in advance for any help
Ysgol Glanymor School
Llanelli SA16 0AL
Tel 01554 832507
Fax 01554 832424
picked this up off the K12Linux list, of interest ?
>I just came across a Linux web-based student
>management solution for schools that is written in PHP
>and uses MySQL as a database. It looks pretty
>comprehensive to me so I thought that I would pass on
>the information. There is an online demo @ the web
>site. I couldnt find where you can download the
>source from, but the site is:
>There are a bunch of resources that are free to use on
>the site, that look like they could be helpful to
>teachers and students. The web-based student
>management system is the most interesting thing. It
>lets parents log-in to look at a student's grades,
>attendance, home-work, etc I am going to investigate
>it more and thought that I would let you know about
a quick look at the site seems to confirm that the 'Open Source' nature of
the site is uncertain, Open Source software used in the development, but is
it really Open Source?
Dr Malcolm Herbert
Head of Technology Research and Evaluation
Tel: 02476 847126 Mobile: 07801 62438
"I believe we are on an irreversible trend toward more freedom and
democracy - but that could change."
...Governor George W. Bush, Jr., 5/22/98
Just in case you don't know - SuSE 7.0 Professional is available to
students at the price of the Personal version (£29 + £6.50 P&P).
One person on the list has ordered on behalf of a Mum to buy needing a
Christmas present for a pupil ...
Just an idea :)
SuSE Linux Ltd
The Kinetic Centre
020 8387 1482
The Linux for Schools Project pages have moved to:
For those new to the list, this is the home page of:
Createusers - add users in bulk
Removeusers - delete users in bulk
Web User Interface - scan web server for user home pages and index them
Gethelp - one screen help for telnet sessions.
All are available free under the terms of the GPL.
Some weeks ago a gent from Wales was helped out on this list. His
notebook was having some issues.
Anyone know how to sort out an IRQ conflict on a notebook with SuSE
6.4 installed ? The PCMCIA cards are not working because of an IRQ
conflict. Only info I've got is from Sterling Management. They say
that I have to share the PCMCIA cards on IRQ 7 with the printer.
To my way of thinking this suggests that they don't really understand
that I'm running Linux when I've explained it to them several times.