Speeding up JDS Sun Ray hot desking

Just a quick tip one of our accessibility engineers gave me for configuring the gnome desktop manager (gdm) so that the login screen redraws faster when you're hot desking. This could be especially useful if you're hot desking over a WAN or DSL.
  • Login as root
  • Open a terminal and run gdmconfig
  • Set the tab to General
  • Set the login banner for Local to Standard instead of Graphic. logout
  • Restart gdm (O.K. I go kind of brute force here:) init 3 /opt/SUNWut/sbin/utrestart
O.K. the "Standard" gdm login doesn't look as pretty but it redraws much faster if you have a slow network.
There are already a few patches available on the JDS online update server which allow wireframe window moves and a few other features which help make Sun Ray work better.
I'll post a link to the Sun Solve article and JDS Sun Ray patches when they become available.
Comments:

Unfortunately, existing Sun Ray wares are dated and thus hardware limited. Will we ever see new Sun Ray hardware to augment new software products?

Posted by William Walling on March 04, 2005 at 07:42 PM GMT+00:00 #

I'm not sure what you mean by "dated" Sun Ray hardware. The new Sun Ray 170 client just became available a couple of months ago and the fact that Sun Ray Server 3.0 also runs on linux means you can use a variety of new servers including Sun's AMD Opteron based V20z and any of the servers here. I still use an original Sun Ray 1 client hardware. When you upgrade the server you wouldn't notice that the client is 5 or 6 years old. That's the beauty of Ultra thin clients.

Posted by bnitz on March 05, 2005 at 03:11 PM GMT+00:00 #

Oops, I meant "Athelon" (64 bit) based V20z, not the 32 bit Opteron!

Posted by bnitz on April 07, 2005 at 06:38 AM GMT+00:00 #

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