On Thursday, July 12, 2012 09:05:23 AM Ludwig Nussel wrote:
Ah, ok. Some more questions came into my mind meanwhile (would be also
interesting to hear how other people in the audience solve those).
Since you use openSUSE Edu I suppose the teachers use iTALC to
control the individual workstations, right? Ie monitoring what's on the
screen, shutting the computers off if needed etc.
Do the children have individual user accounts with their private home or
do you use some shared user per workstation?
How do you handle printer accounting? I heard that this isn't that
straight forward with cups.
Yes we use iTALC :)
We setup an LDAP server in every school, and put the account there.
We use NFS server also to save the files if the teacher ask them to submit the
All the users (11.3 or 11.4) can print to the share network printer. We set it
up using YaST and the printers are either Samsung ML-2851ND or Xerox Phaser
3435 connect directly to the network with ethernet.
We have one hardware problem though. Some of the schools use AIO Dell PC
without VGA out or displayPort and the workaround for this is to use
displaylink usb to vga interface. However it doesn't fully support linux yet.
It only can show 1 screen. So if the teacher wants to use LCD Projector they
only can see the screen either on the projection screen or in the monitor but
not both 
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