Finally, after months of personal life hacking, I get to update the utilities!
Important features at-a-glance: Now creates packages! After compiling on one machine you can bundle the packages up and install on another system of the same arch (e.g. amd64, i686) No longer uses old source code! Uses the shiny, up to date
Continue reading X11rdp-o-Matic v3.0Beta1 Available for testing
I have created a git repository for X11rdp-o-matic on Github at https://github.com/scarygliders/X11RDP-o-Matic
Read-only access is via : git://github.com/scarygliders/X11RDP-o-Matic.git
As it stands there is only the master branch which is based on Version 2.5
I am now beginning work on V3.0, which hopefully will start using the latest git versions of X11rdp and
Continue reading X11rdp-o-Matic git repository now available
I'm having fun learning Python! Once it all starts to click, it gets easier :)
So now I have the beginnings of a Python-based GUI utility which reads in a PolicyKit XML policy file, and you can select each action from a drop-down combobox. Upon selection, the window will display the Description, and current settings
Continue reading PolicyKit Editor is taking shape
It’s here! It’s improved! It works even better!
I call this the “ssta release”, in honour of a pal of mine who made a request which I’ve now implemented. ( –justdoit option, see below).
I have sweated and toiled, lost sleep, learned a lot, re-learned a lot, tested, tested again, and ended up with something
Continue reading X11RDP-o-Matic and RDPsesconfig : Updated to Version 2.5
Like the title suggests, this will be relatively brief – mostly because Policykit isn't as difficult to understand as I originally led myself to believe.
It all sprang from starting to write about how to get X11rdp/xrdp up and running on your Linux systems. Sure, getting the desktop up remotely in a fast efficient way
Continue reading A brief guide to PolicyKit
A couple of readers asked how they could get xrdp to authenticate with Active Directory.
Here's how… ;)
Prerequisites I assume your xrdp server already has either the Likewise/Likewise-Open or as it's now known by, PowerBroker Identity Services I assume that your xrdp server
Continue reading xrdp authentication with Active Directory
Note : Version 1 & 1.1 are now deprecated in favour of v2 which contains some fixes and additional changes. v2 is out now and is a vast improvment over v1.x
Article first published on May 23, 2012 @ 8:17
UPDATE : June 17, 2012
Added important note about
Continue reading The Scarygliders X11rdp-O-Matic and RDPsesconfig : v1.1 released, V2 now available
Okay so I did a bit of research, and found a method of forwarding audio from your remote RDP Linux desktops.
The methods work for RDP connections on your local LAN, and also for connections to remote systems via ssh tunnels.
2012-04-19 Article Updated
Added a section for how
Continue reading Get audio with your xrdp/x11rdp connections, LAN or Remote! Updated! Windows Clients!
This will be a multi-part series on SSH
This is Part 1
Say you have a workstation or server, safely sitting behind a firewall, but you need access, for example, to the shiny RDP service you installed not so long ago, and/or other services on that system.
You could easily forward the RDP port (3389)
Continue reading Secure your systems with ssh on Linux and puTTY on Windows – Part 1
I've noticed that recently, Debian-based distributions seem to be attempting to download a bazillion Translations Indexes from their repositories. Most of the these attempts seem to be either ignored, or fail, and sometimes it even seems to slow down the update download itself, presumably because it takes time for the repository server to time out
Continue reading QuickTips : Stop apt downloading Translations Indexes