Friday Apr 04, 2008

Remote Desktop in nevada

54-60-63-67-76-82-86 : These are the nevada builds i put on my laptop since december 2006.

I only performed upgrades. Gnome desktop has made a lot of progress since 54. 

The last feature i am using is Remote Desktop.

I can share my desktop with colleagues and show them applications or sites executing on my desktop.

For this, go in Preferences, Remote Desktop and you allow the sharing of your desktop:

vnc 

Your are then presented with the screen below : you can share and / or allow remote users to take control of your desktop. 

sharingg desktop 

Then, from a remote location, you start your browser and connect to http://Desktop_IP_adress:5800. You are connected to the desktop.
 

Friday Nov 02, 2007

Nevada build 76 (OpenSolaris) : been there, done that!

I have just upgraded my Nevada build 68 (OpenSolaris) to Nevada build 76 on my Toshiba Tecra PC and it works! Download is here.

But, to be honest it did not run ok at the fisrt upgrade. OpenSolaris requires sufficient space to upgrade. My / partittion was filled up to 86%, and there was not enough space.

So i went in /var, and then runs  du -ks \* | sort -n (thanks Jérome) and make some house keeping (removing the /core directory)

So what's new with this release:

  • First at boot, a new entry in Grub : Solaris xVM: yeah, cool XEN available on Solaris, ability to run multiple OS, including Windows (but for that one, you need a the latest cpus from Intel or Amd integrating virtualization capabilities (intel VT or Pacifica). I will ask my boss for a new PC as my Tecra does not have such a cpu. By the way, i can add new virtualized OS like Solaris or Suse with command virt-install. But before, read the xVM manual : man xVM
  • a new gnome 2.14
  • nwam : Network auto magic, after boot, the network is automatically discovered and configured
  • i did not have to reinstall my PucnhIn vpn
  • Compiz : if you were using it in build 68, you have to make this symbolic link : ln -s /usr/lib/libwnck-1.so.22 /usr/lib/libwnck-1.so.18 (thanks Erwann)

Go ahead and installs Nevad build 76!


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