We've just done a nice conversion job this morning and talked the school out
of spending a shed load of money on MS Office for 86 new machines and using
OpenOffice instead. Inevitably, real soon now, someone is going to ask about
doing 'Access' style stuff.
So, I've just had a play with a Windoze box here, installed MyODBC and set up
a datasource pointing to MySQL on one of my SuSE boxes. I fiddled around in
the datasources bit of OpenOffice and then, by pressing F4, I get into a mode
where I can see my database, fiddle about, run queries etc. For anyone
wanting to have a play, note that the above was extremely easy, and there
were no problems!
I have yet to work out if and how to use the data in a document or to connect
a form to it. Since my only use for Access is as an emetic, can anyone advise
me as to whether or not this is the same kind of stuff you do in Access, and
do we have a fairly close match on functionality?
We're doing pretty well configuring our LTSP machines with a fairly well
locked down configuration. I'm struggling, however, in getting kandalf's
useful tips (ktip) not to run at login. I'm sure that probably there's some
config file somwhere which I need to hack, but I can't find it!
Summary of question:
How do we make sure the NT client downloads the right printer driver from a
SuSE/SAMBA printserver when connecting to the printer ?
We've got a little PC setup to be a dedicated SAMBA print server for an HP
LaserJet 6p - well at least that's the idea!
We have got some way to making it all work. In a WinNT client you can browse
the print server (called 'printserver') and it shows three printers
(lp-ascii, lp-raw, and lp2). On 'printserver' there is a hidden share called
print$ which contains the driver files for the printer. This has a
sub-directory W32X86 and then all the driver files. We've also setup
subdirectories called lp2, lp-raw and lp-ascii containing the same driver
files as a straw-clutch
The system does work after a fashion. By setting up a connection to lp2 in
the login script it connects and I can print out as much text as my heart
desires. However graphics causes the printer to spew out a load of PCL
jibber. But on NT if I right-click on lp-raw and select install it asks for
the drivers to be installed locally. Doing this I managed to print out a
picture of a donkey.
What is preventing it from downloading the driver from the printserver ?
Thanks for any pointers.
Corpus Christi Catholic College
After some expressions of interest, I've created a mailing list for
collaborating on development of curriculum materials/resources for science,
with a particular focus on KS3-GCSE.
I'm aware there is a lot of stuff out there, but (a) it's not easily
accessible, (b) some of it isn't relevant to UK requirements and (c) this is
the kind of resource, when nearer complete, that could really be useful to
both teachers and those of us trying to get Linux on the school's agenda.
I'm open to suggestions as to how we collate and present the stuff that
comes out of it - probably off list is better for that one. I'm also happy
to host lists for subjects, with the same restriction as for this one: all
content has to be Linux compatible, preferably cross-platform and preferably
List subscriptions: science-curriculum-request(a)lists.centralmanclc.com with
PS For those who tried to subscribe to the other mailing lists and had
problems, just call me stupid. It works now (thanks to Phil for testing over
and over again). Leetle firewall issue...
Hi: Just an update on Microsoft's school audit two-step shuffle:
"Microsoft has put the inventory request on hold," said Catherine Brooker, a
company spokesman. "Microsoft realized it wasn't as sensitive as it could
have been with the timing of its request."
How long the hold is on, however, is unclear. Steve Carlson, the associate
superintendent for information and technology for Beaverton schools, said
Microsoft has put nothing in writing: "We don't know what to believe."
The service in today's question is mysql, and the server is running at 3
with S20mysql in rc3.d, linked to mysql in init.d. I've had similar problems
before with wireless lan scripts, which I ended up calling directly from
From: Michael Brown
Sent: 5/21/02 10:29 AM
Subject: Re: [suse-linux-uk-schools] Start up
On Tue, 21 May 2002, Chris Puttick wrote:
> Ok, call me stupid (water off a duck's back), but under SuSE (and LSB)
> does the start-up process work? More specfically, not work... Given a
> working script in /etc/init.d, and a Sxx link in one of the rcx.d
> directories, why does a service not start?
Just one of the rcx.d directories? Which one? Also, which runlevel are
you actually using (probably 3 or 5)?
Just checking the easy things first...
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Ok, call me stupid (water off a duck's back), but under SuSE (and LSB) how
does the start-up process work? More specfically, not work... Given a
working script in /etc/init.d, and a Sxx link in one of the rcx.d
directories, why does a service not start?