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LPL Central Computing Systems (LCS)
How Do I Use the SunRay Thin Clients?
The SunRays are thin client machines which provide a display and
input interface (keyboard and mouse) to a SunRay server system.
Currently the LPL SunRay
server is running Solaris and is called wanachenee.lpl.arizona.edu.
The SunRays also provide:
The audio is controled by the Audio Control tool. This tool should be available from the desktop. If using CDE, right click on the desktop, choose Applications and select the Audio Control option. This control panel allows the user to set the output volume as well as location (the Master Output may appear grayed out, but it should still function).
A SmartCard is not required to use the SunRay. It simply provides another level of security (a user needs both the account/password, as well as the card) as well as more functionallity (the ability to "move" a session to a new SunRay).
The owner of the USB file system will be set to the owner of the current SunRay session.
The command to adjust the display parameters on the SunRays is
/opt/SUNWut/bin/utxconfig. In particular, you can use the "-l"
option to see the current settings and "-r WIDTHxHEIGHT" options
to modify the settings.
setenv MANPATH /opt/SUNWut/man; man utxconfig
for more info)
Changes will only restart once the X-server restarts. That means that you at least need to log off on the SunRay. You might need to reboot.
To connect to the LPL Windows terminal server from a Sun Ray client, use /usr/local/bin/rdesktop. To specify the geometry so that your local window manager will control the window and allow me to minimize the connection, issue the following UNIX command: rdesktop -g 1024x768 -a 16 -r sound:local terminalserver
The /opt/SUNWut directory is where the SunRay server stuff lives, so, in a pinch, that's a good place to look for answers.
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