[PC-BSD Testing] PC-BSD as remote server
yerenkow at uct.ua
yerenkow at uct.ua
Sat May 2 04:59:31 PDT 2009
I have here PC-BSD on a powerful box;
So I think, can I use my laptop as xorg-client only.
I can't use thinclient PBI because all my network already in dhcp.
So I tried to setup this all manually, with info from forum.
1. Setting up
* #any host can get a login window
(because my network is internal)
(That's very awful thing, without this nothing work)
(disable firewall for incoming connections)
Problems: Nothing have GUI, no documentation about all this in PC-BSD help.
my laptop have 7.1R too; so I chose remote login, enter IP of my server,
and could connect OK
* Ip address in remote connect didn't saves, annoying (but maybe
* user home dir is the same as kde configuration; I mean I have no
way for one user have two or more kde desktop configurations.
(That's architectural miss of KDE).
Example: when I logging in, I must choose not only user, but also
which desktop config I want to load. This would be great thing.
* If I logged in from two places, there are almost 100% probability
that files ~/.Xauthority-c and ~/.Xauthority-l would stuck. This
mean I can't make anything which required root password, unless
I'm informed, I'm hacker and before every root password prompt I
remove ~/.Xauthority-c and ~/.Xauthority-l. That's annoying a bit too.
* Xorg stops allow me to login remotely without any reason aftrer
few successfull loings... Only restart kdm-bin helps, that's
Can we have user have other homedir set up while logged from remote PC?
Is it widespread that env HOME is used, or still many progs looks for
home dir in /etc/passwd?
Can we have GUI for enabling remote login access?
3. Another User.
I've added one more user, to connect from remote host.
All works ok, but:
* Created user have english language, and there is no way to
specify/change this in GUI. Kris, while we choosing language
during installation, this seems we choosing only language of added
users, that's not cool. Or we should somehow track installation
language for future users, OR provide way to specify for
newly-added users a language.
* Added user have no desktop icons for all PBIs. Same thing, I think
we should have some dir for PBI desktop Icons, and at least simple
copy it to new user desktop.
while installing a non-english installation (or adding not-english
user), we should by default add language switcher for him.
4. Logging in
When user logged in - we hear sounds. That's not good for me, but there
are many peoples, maybe this feature are cool for them.
But! What is really not good is setting mixer and sound levels on login
stage. This is not good when two or more users loggin in. What I propose
- disable this thing on loging stage, and move it to boot stage. We have
one hardware, but can have many users, currently not best solution for
changing levels/muting/unmuting channels during login stage.
We have not very well working and not polished remote setup, but it's
better than nothing :)
Comments/thoughts/ideas are welcome.
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