I've been using the excellent createusers from www.lfsp.org to create users
and set samba passwords on our Linux box. It does exactly what it says on the
tin and all works well.
However, the users don't appear in the Yast 2 user administration tool. Is
there some SuSE script I need to run to get them into the list, or is there
another file somewhere I need to keep up to date with new users?
Having given up for now on sendmail (still can't get it to download from
external mail site ) I wanted a replacement. EXIM has been suggested before
on this list. Good idea?
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Subject: Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Plans for a Linux distro
Chris Howells <chrish(a)gmx.co.uk> writes:
> THanks for all the other points, I'll bear them in mind if I ever decide
> create the thing ;)
Just came across this, which would probably be of use, as well as more
general interest around here:
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Thanks to all who have replied. I've tried a few using redmond Linux
(Lycoris..much better namer) and some worked, some didn't. For example, the
ALT-F2 method, then "Run As" with the associative command wanted (in this
case KMail) brought up nothing?
The mthod given whereby you use "xhost +localhost" etc went OK for GIMP, but
I had a DCOP error for Kmail (which is what we're trying to get running in
reality). The other method suggested was "su -l", but this didn't help either.
I haven't yet tried running the change form "X Display :0 to :1" etc., so
that may be what I'm looking for.
We're in the situation where I'm trying to let my wife check her business
email address through her own KMail account, via her own Linux account but
whilst in my account and on my desktop. In Windows XP if I were, say, running
IE6 and checking my email through OE, my Wife could "Switch User", log in to
her account graphically and check her mail whilst my processes are left
unscathed. When she logs out and "Switches User" again, I'm back where I was
with IE6 running and OE checking mail or whatever--just as if she had never
logged out or changed user.
I'm not sure if I'd like the idea of having to have an extra X running at the
moment (on Lycoris anyway) since even with 448MB RAM Redmond is being quite a
hog and using 200-odd MB of swap space as it is, and it's showing!
Anyway, any other ideas would be welcomed but thanks again to you
experts..appreciate your help greatly!!
Paul (tired after Saturday shopping....)
Yep- thanks Simon. I knew that you could change user from the command line--I
do it often for "root" of course (dumb me). Is there a way then of doing it
XP style--where you can actually have your desktop (ie graphically) without
We're using a Cobalt Qube as an intranet server. I've installed a CGI script
to use SendMail to send email to our administrator.
The perl script seems to work perfectly, but I need all mail to be forwarded
to our single SMTP server.
Is there any easy way to configure SendMail to only route all mail to one
Thanks in advance!
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FYI, a bit of information about the discussion I had with a XWinX developer.
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Subject: Re: [Xwinx-general] Running Windows apps on a X desktop
Date: 09 Feb 2002 12:52:43 +1100
From: Kim Saunders <kim.saunders(a)mercuryit.com.au>
To: Chris Howells <chrish(a)gmx.co.uk>
> That sounds excellent. I'm just wondering a few things though. Would it
> work with any application? Or would support for specific applications need
> to be hard-coded into XWinX?
If it were to happen at all (and that's a not-insignificant if), then it
would happen in such a way that it would work with all apps. Some would
no doubt work better than others, and some that do tricky things (like
faking transparent areas in their windows, faking non-rectangular
windows, etc) might not work so well. So, it would be implemented in one
way for all apps, but that isn't to say that all apps would work equally
> Also, with XWinX, is there any support for running applications under
> different user names, so that it becomes possible to share a home directory
> with the Linux and Windows box?
At this stage, no. Recent versions of NT do obiosly have the capability
to have multiple users running apps concurrently, as with Windows NT 4.0
Terminal Server Edition, and Terminal Services in Windows 2000.
> "We tried a few methods to do this and I at least gave up. To me, the
> problem seems to be rooted in making Windows multi-user. While transmitting
> individual windows may not be a gigantic problem, making more than one
> interactive, especially with multiple people using it _is_ a hard problem.
> If you just want to transmit a single window to a single desktop, that
> isn't quite as challenging. There might also be licensing problems in
> transmitting the individual applications."
This is definately correct, having multiple users have individual apps
published off one desktop is unlikely to work well. It would probably
work OK for one remote user using one or maybe more apps.
It is *possible* that at some point, XWinX could be coded to hook into
the Terminal Services stuff in Windows so as to do proper, separate
sessions on their own desktops, as with Terminal Services/Citrix.
Realistically, this is unlikely to happen with XWinX happening as the
rather low-ley project it currently is, if someone were to hire someone
to look into implementing this, it's probably quite possible to do.
Cheers, Chris Howells -- chris(a)chrishowells.co.uk, howells(a)kde.org
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I have been experimenting with a copy of Mandrake that I downloaded from
their site a couple of weeks ago. When you install, it gives you a dozen
options - network server, network client, games machine, office machine etc
I can't say that the server client set-up that I am running on a pair of old
K6's is doing that well. I like the potential idea and haven't given up yet.
The Sun website is keen to tell us that are releasing Gnome ver 2 and Star
Office ver 6 in the Spring.
I think Chris's idea is excellent and been toying with the idea of
approaching Mandrake about similar myself, anyway. I don't have any
experience of Red Hat but they seem to have a good record for corporate
support. What are Suse thinking Roger?
Not being too negative though, I think, we will probably look to be
installing XP because of the number of existing Windows based licences that
we have and the resident level of staff training that we possess throughout.
I include in this, all the staff nervously working through their NOF courses
on their new machines that their spent hard earnt cash upon as well as our
gap filling KS3 part timers.
Additionally, There are quite a few killer apps that I don't think we could
live without and quite a few departments have invested large amounts of
budget into resource CD's and windows based curriculum support software. We
have been using XP on standalones for a while now. It represents a big move
forward and so far is a very solid platform.
I have reservations too, about Sun Microsystems making a monoploly of my
network and taking over where Microsoft left off either. I wouldn't want to
invest curriculum development and good time into possibly buggy and soley
office based moves forwards either.
Now, start to resist the urge to flame me at this point, please. I am on
your side, really. I would love for Linux to succeed at a school level but I
don't mind paying Bill Gates if it makes my life easier. If I sweat and work
against the flow, upset staff and departments, all I will get for showing
the LEA and the Head that we can survive on less money is a budget
reduction. Not much incentive really, is it.
Pay a fair day's wage for a fair day's work and we might find some people
prepared to get Linux moving. Chris, you have already said that you are not
going to work full time on this. Is anyone? Will a slick system arrive in
time for me not to install XP. I have my doubts. If I can help in a small
way, though, I am happy to help you.
AFAIK xwinx is a single user system. You can't run multiple sessions. Ditto
VNC. Therefore neither will allow multiple Linux workstations to access a
shared WIndows CD ?
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> From: Michael Brown [mailto:email@example.com]
> Sent: 07 February 2002 01:26
> To: Schools List
> Subject: Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] X based Windows app. server
> On Wed, 6 Feb 2002, Roger Whittaker wrote:
> > There is a thing called xwinx, which might be what you're
> looking for.
> Thanks, Roger - I hadn't come across that one before!
> Another way to do it is to use rdesktop and NT4 Terminal Server (or
> Win2000 Terminal Services). I have found it easy to use
> rdesktop to log
> in to a Win2000 server some 50 miles away, across the
> Internet and with
> 512K connections at each end. It will certainly work with
> the bandwidth
> available in a LAN.
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A while ago I asked about a proble I had auto sending images from a win98
webcam using FTP throught my Linux server to the web. Despite attempts with
different software I had no success. I can FTP to the server so I suppose
the solution is to then auto send files from the server. Can someone suggest
how I might do this. Should I automate the server FTP in some way or is
there another way to regularly push a file to an external ftp address?