[ThinLinc-technical] migrating from Sunray: need easy login/logout

Tobias Oetiker tobi at oetiker.ch
Tue Apr 7 09:32:09 CEST 2020

Hi Peter,

I would suggest having a look using an intel nuc device combined with the ThinRoot image by Jens Maus

I have also done some work on this to customize it for our needs (we are not only using nuc)

works really well and as it is based on the excellent buildroot system it is very simple to customize.


----- On Apr 7, 2020, at 6:56 AM, Peter Arnold Peter at pjama.net wrote:

> Hi, I've finally bitten the bullet and migrated from Solarish and sunray
> to Ubuntu/Mate Desktop with thinlinc for my family/home network. At the
> moment, I have one HP ThinPro and a couple of desktops with the thinlinc
> client (tlclient GUI) installed but looking at getting a few more ThinPros.
> What I'd like, is to be able to setup the ThinPro similar to the sunray
> so there is no other option but to enter credentials in the tlclient GUI
> and connect to a new or an existing thinlinc user session on the Ubuntu
> server. Additionally I'd like for the user to be able, in one action,
> exit from that session back to the tlclient (ie F8+Disconnect_session)
> I'm a ThinPro newb so I'm not sure at this point if I can exclude all
> else on the desktop except to exec and display the tlclient GUI but I
> think I can simplify the tlclient options to just user and password for
> the login process.
> For the disconnect process: I have no idea how to do this; presumably a
> script maybe? My other concern is that the disconnected desktop will be
> left "unlocked". Is there any way an unauthorized user can reconnected
> to it? ATM, because mate-screensaver is running, the desktop gets locked
> but the user has to unlock twice to get to their desktop which is
> undesirable. Is there a thinlinc screensaver that might lock, and
> disconnect from session?
> I'd appreciate any pointers or experiences on this.
> Thanks
> Peter
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