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Old 08-01-2004, 10:39 AM   #1
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I want to make a terminal for my wife to log in on


I want to buy the minimum hardware for my wife to be able to log in to her account on the
Linux machine, and preferably/possibly run X .

If possible sharing the internet connection from the "main box" and utilising the cd burner etc.

As I understand it that these things can be done easily with a newish machine and a switch/router, cross over cable etc but it would be great if we can pick up some older hardware and get up and running, something like a serial terminal.

Thanks for any advice, I know nothing about this stuff so any ideas/suggestions are very welcome

mark
 
Old 08-01-2004, 10:54 AM   #2
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If you are using Linux, you can config one more monitor/Keyboard/mouse. As a result, 1 machine with 2 terminals.

Mail/post me if you want more detail.

Thx.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 02:56 PM   #3
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Why not just set up a separate login account for your wife on the Linux machine? Just run 'adduser' and create a new account. Buying and setting up a separate machine just to connect to the Linux box seems way more complicated than it needs to be. -- J.W.
 
Old 08-01-2004, 08:41 PM   #4
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Re: I want to make a terminal for my wife to log in on

@J.W.

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I want to buy the minimum hardware for my wife to be able to log in to her account on the Linux machine, and preferably/possibly run X

mark
I want her to be able to log in and wr0k at the same time as I am logged in and working

Thank you ,

mark
 
Old 08-02-2004, 02:13 AM   #5
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I did such a thing with an old second-hand laptop: minimal Mandrake8.2 installation with X11. It is a Toshiba 300CDS (P150MMX with 32MB RAM, and 2GB hard drive).
Connection was through XDMCP first. Then I switched to X11-tunneling by SSH (more secure). And now, I'll probably switch to VNC/X11/SSH.

Yves.
 
Old 08-02-2004, 08:35 AM   #6
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Multiple local XFree users under Linux

http://www.linuxplanet.com/linuxplan...orials/3100/1/
 
  


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