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errors, omissions, or misleading information that may be contained in this manual.
Production note: This manual was entirely designed, written, edited, and illustrated on Neoware thin
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FCC regulatory and safety information
FCC regulatory and safety information can be found in the Quick-Start Guide that came
with your appliance, and on the Support section of the Neoware website which can be
found at:
http://www.neoware.com/support.html
CANADA ICES/NMB-003 Class/Classe (B)
This Class B digital apparatus complies with Canadian ICES-003.
Cet appareil numérique de la classe B est conform à la norme NMB-003 du Canada.
Neoware Hardware Warranty
Neoware hardware warranties can be found in the Quick-Start Guide that came with your
appliance, and on the Support section of the Neoware website which can be found at:
http://www.neoware.com/support.html
FCC regulatory and safety information
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Safety Instructions
Please read these safety instruction carefully and keep this user’s manual for later reference.
1 Before removing the outer case from the appliance always disconnect the AC power cord to pre-
vent the possibility of dangerous electrical shock.
2 Before cleaning, disconnect the appliance from AC power. Do not use liquid or sprayed cleaning
products to clean the unit. Instead, use a moistened sheet or cloth for cleaning.
3 Be sure not to expose the appliance to excessive humidity.
4 Be sure to install the appliance on a secure surface. A falling appliance could cause injury.
5 Place the power cord in such a way to avoid people stepping on it. Do not place anything over
the power cord.
6 Be sure to note all cautions and warnings on the appliance.
7 If the appliance is not used for a long period of time, disconnect the AC power to avoid damage
caused by voltage transients.
8 Never pour any liquid into any appliance openings: This could cause fire or electrical shock.
9 If one of the following situation occurs, be sure to get the appliance checked by a qualified service technician:
a. The power cord or plug is damaged.
b. Liquid penetrates the appliance case.
c. The appliance is exposed to moisture.
d. The appliance does not work well or you cannot get it to work according to the user’s manual.
e. The appliance has been dropped or damaged.
f. If the appliance has obvious signs of breakage.
10 The appliance should be stored and used only in temperature and humidity controlled environments. Storing appliances below -20°C (-4°F) or above 60°C (140°F) may cause damage.
11 The sound pressure level at the operators position according to IEC 704-1:1982 is equal or less
to 70dB(A).
12 The input power cord shall be minimum H05VV-F, 3G, 0.75mm², rate minimum 6A.
13 The appliance should be used only where ambient air temperatures are maintained below 40°C.
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Introduction
Overview 9
Purpose and intended readers
Topics covered 10
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Arranging Your Work Area 21
Getting comfortable 21
CHAPTER 2
Getting more information 13
The Internet 13
Technical support 13
Configuring Your
Network Settings 23
Selecting the network settings 23
Do you need to configure? 23
Accessing network settings 23
Setting Up Your Thin
Client 15
Unpacking your Neoware thin client
15
Determining the release version of your
software 19
Accessing the Help | About Status dialog
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What is a Thin Client Appliance? 10
A new way to use Windows 10
ezConnect 10
Neoware thin clients 11
NeoLinux software builds 11
CHAPTER 1
Packaging contents
Connecting the components 16
Back panel connectors 16
Connecting the cables 17
Connecting parallel and serial peripheral
devices 17
Connecting USB peripheral devices for use
with Citrix ICA 18
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Network Settings dialog 24
Network Devices tab 24
DNS tab 26
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ezUpdate tab 28
Advanced tab 31
Saving network settings changes
32
Viewing current network settings 33
Accessing information about status and
configuration 33
The Network tab 34
Configuring the Neoware 802.11b USB Wireless
Ethernet Adapter 34
Factory reset the thin client 35
Power off the thin client 35
Insert the USB Wireless Ethernet Adapter’s
USB connector 35
Power on the thin client 35
Open Network Settings 36
Select the Advanced tab 36
Select the Network Devices tab 36
Disable the on-board Ethernet interface 37
Configure Wireless Settings 37
Wireless Settings 37
Click OK to save settings 39
CHAPTER 3
ezConnect - The
NeoLinux Connection
Manager 41
Managing connections 41
ezConnect Connection Manager
Creating connections 42
Editing connections 42
Deleting connections 43
Copying connections 43
Using connections
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Establishing a connection 43
Ending a connection 44
Switching between connections
Session management 44
44
Appliance properties 45
Security 45
Printers 47
Sound 48
Servers 49
Setting the date, time, and time zone
Desktop settings 52
Messages and console 55
Factory reset 55
51
Connection properties menu 55
Global ICA settings 55
Obtaining information about the desktop
device 57
Accessing device status information 57
General tab 57
The Network tab 58
Snap-Ins tab 59
CHAPTER 4
ICA Connections
Configuring ICA connections 61
Creating an ICA connection 61
Editing an ICA connection 65
Using the PNAgent interface 66
Automatically starting and restarting a
PNAgent connection 67
Securing the ezConnect Connection
Manager 67
Log on to the Citrix Server 68
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RDP 5
Connections
Table of Contents
69
Configuring RDP 5 Connections 69
Creating an RDP 5 connection 69
Editing an RDP connection 73
CHAPTER 6
Netscape
Connections
75
Configuring Netscape connections 75
Creating a Netscape connection 75
Editing a Netscape connection 78
Printing Netscape pages 79
CHAPTER 7
Basic Terminal
Connections 81
Configuring Basic Terminal Connections 81
Creating a Basic Terminal connection 82
Editing a Basic Terminal connection 84
CHAPTER 8
X Window
Connections
85
Configuring X Window connections 85
Creating an X Window connection 86
89
Editing an X Window connection 90
CHAPTER 9
Overview
IBM 3270/5250
Emulator for
NeoLinux 91
How to determine if the IBM 3270/5250
terminal emulator client is installed in your
software 91
What are IBM 3270 and 5250
emulations? 92
How do I know which emulation I need? 92
IBM 3270/5250 Emulator Setup Wizard 92
Creating an IBM 3270/5250 Emulator
connection 92
Editing an IBM 3270/5250 Emulator
connection 96
Full screen operations with IBM 3270/5250
Emulator 96
What is full screen mode? 96
How do you set full screen mode? 97
Moving between simultaneous full screen
connections 97
Starting new sessions in full screen
mode 98
Windowed operations with IBM 3270/5250
Emulator 98
Moving between windowed connections
Starting new sessions in windowed
mode 99
99
Detailed help on IBM 3270/5250 Emulator
software 99
Global IBM Emulator settings 100
Precedence of settings 101
Accessing Global IBM Emulator
settings 101
3270 Emulation global settings 102
5250 Emulation global settings 103
Locale tab 105
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CHAPTER 10 Custom
Connections
107
Configuring custom connections 107
Creating a Custom connection 107
Editing a Custom connection 109
CHAPTER 11 TeemTalk
Terminal
Emulation
Connections 111
Configuring TeemTalk terminal emulation
connections 111
Creating a TeemTalk Terminal Emulation
connection 112
Editing a TeemTalk Terminal Emulation
connection 115
Printing text screens 115
Setting up a text printer 115
CHAPTER 12 Using
the NeoLinux
Desktop 117
Getting Started
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Table of Contents
Overview 117
Using the Taskbar 118
Using the Desktop Divider
118
Using NeoLinux Windows 119
Using the window controls 119
CHAPTER 13 Using
the NeoLinux
Print Manager
utility 121
Getting Started 121
Overview 121
Accessing NeoLinux Print Manager
utility 121
Adding printers using Print Manager 123
Open Print Manager utility 123
Adding a local printer 123
Saving changes 128
Adding a network printer 129
Security in Print Manager
Printer Jobs dialog
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Introduction
This chapter describes the purpose and main topics of this manual, as
well as the basic features of the Neoware thin clients.
Overview
Purpose and
intended readers
This manual explains how to use thin client devices that are running Neoware NeoLinux Software Release 3.0. The intended audience is primarily system administrators and users of NeoLinux on
thin clients. (To find out which release version of software is running on your thin client, see “Determining the release version of
your software” on page 19.)
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Introduction
Topics covered
Neoware recommends that you read the chapters in this manual in
order. The main topics covered are:
• Unpacking and setting up your thin client.
• Configuring your thin client for your network.
• Changing settings on your thin client.
• Creating and using connections to servers, mainframes, and intra-
nets.
The appendix, Advanced Neolinux Configurations, provides additional topics that you may need to know.
What is a Thin Client Appliance?
A new way to use
Windows
Thin clients (also called “thin client appliances”) are smart devices
that provide access to programs running on network servers. Once a
connection is made to a server, depending on the version of software
installed, you can use your favorite Windows programs such as
Microsoft Office or Adobe Photoshop in the familiar Windows desktop, connect to LINUX/UNIX servers, mainframes and
minicomputers via telnet, terminal emulations, and X Window connections, and connect to intranet / Internet applications through a
Web browser.
Generally as you work, your thin client sends keystrokes and mouse
clicks to the server, which responds with screen updates for your
monitor. Most of the processing occurs on the server. Due to the
speed of modern computer networks, this exchange happens as fast
as, and frequently faster than, processing on a personal computer.
Thin clients aren’t difficult to use. If you know how to use a personal
computer, or even if you don’t, you can use a thin client.
ezConnect
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Neoware ezConnect, the NeoLinux connection manager, consists of
a simple, easy, and highly customizable user interface for Linux that
What is a Thin Client Appliance?
Introduction
shields users from the complexity of the Linux operating system. It
has been designed specifically for thin client computing applications. ezConnect allows users or administrators to create a variety of
connections to run Microsoft Windows applications on servers,
UNIX applications via the X Window protocol, terminal connections
to servers, mainframes and minicomputers, Netscape Navigator
Internet sessions for applications such as kiosks, and custom connections to launch virtually any Linux application. ezConnect also
allows users to customize the operation of the device.
Neoware thin
clients
Neoware thin clients are sleek computing devices that contain no
hard drive, fan, or other moving parts, making them extremely reliable, and completely silent. They can be used with standard VGA,
SVGA, and XVGA-type monitors, PS/2 or USB mouse and keyboard, and other pointing devices.
Configurations vary with respect to the specific number of parallel
port, serial port(s), and USB ports that are provided. When available,
these ports may be used for peripheral devices that may include
printers, modems, floppy drives, zip drives, cd-roms, and bar code
scanners. The version of software installed in your thin client will
determine which types of peripherals may be used.
Your thin client can automatically connect to either 10BaseT or
100BaseT (twisted-pair) Ethernet networks, as well as make serial
port connections with or without a modem.
NeoLinux software
builds
Your thin client arrives with Neoware’s NeoLinux software internally pre-installed in the local Flash disk memory of your thin client.
Note: This manual is intended to cover a number of different
Neoware thin client models. Since the primary difference between
models is the client software included with each model, this manual
may contain references to client software packages that are not
What is a Thin Client Appliance?
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Introduction
included in your particular model. Shown below are the client software packages currently provided in Neoware thin client models:
Part Number
Model Name
ICA
BE-02-BA
Capio One – Single
Session
X
BE-A2-BB
Capio One – Multiple Sessions
X
RDP
X
Basic VT Netscape XDM /
TeemTalk Terminal Browser X.11 R6
X
CP4A-AA
Capio 500 16/32
X
X
CP4S-CB
Capio 500 32/64
X
X
X
X
X
X
CP4S-EC
Capio 500 64/128
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
X
BA-EON2000E-6 Eon 2000 16/32
X
X
BA-EON2000X-6 Eon 2000 16/64
X
X
X
X
BA-EON4000S-6
Eon 4000 32/64
X
X
X
X
X
BA-EON4000T-6
Eon 4000 64/64
X
X
X
X
X
X
BA-EON4000N-6 Eon 4000 16/64
(Network Boot)
X
X
X
X
X
BH-02-CB
Eon e100 32/64
X
X
X
X
X
X
BH-02-EC
Eon e100 64/128
X
X
X
X
X
X
BD-02-EB
Eon e300 64/64
X
X
X
X
X
X
Using NeoLinux, your thin client can initiate simultaneous, multiple
connections (some models are restricted to one session, only) to
Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, Windows NT Terminal Server, UNIX-based servers, mainframes, midrange computers,
intranets, and the Internet, depending on the software version
installed in the thin client.
FYI
To make Windows connections using ICA, the
server must be running
Citrix MetaFrame, or
WinFrame.
Connections to Windows Server 2003, Windows 2000 Server, and
NT-based servers are made via Citrix’s Independent Computing
Architecture (ICA) protocol, as well as Remote Desktop Protocol
(RDP). Access to UNIX-based servers can be made by telnet connections and by X Window protocols. In addition, the optional
TeemTalk suite provides more than 30 terminal emulations.
NeoLinux supports DHCP and BOOTP remote configuration services, and NFS file transfer protocol. In some models, a local
Netscape Navigator browser is also included.
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Getting more information
The Internet
Current and archival information about Neoware products, including
the latest software updates, can be found at:
http://www.neoware.com
Also, this user manual and other Neoware documentation are available on the Neoware Web site for reading or downloading.
Technical support
For the quickest response to technical support needs, register your
support need at
http://www.neoware.com/support/support_request.html
You can also call Neoware at +1.610.277.8300.
Getting more information
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CHAPTER 1
Setting Up Your
Thin Client
This chapter describes how to unpack and set up your Neoware thin client
thin client.
Unpacking your Neoware thin client
Packaging contents
Neoware thin client devices are typically is shipped in cartons.
Depending on the shipping configuration, one or more of the following items may be contained in separate shipping cartons (such
as a monitor, keyboard, and mouse):
Neoware Thin Client
• A keyboard with cable attached.
• A mouse with cable attached.
• A power cord.
• A stand for stabilizing your thin client in a vertical orientation.
• Neoware thin client Quick-Start Guide.
Monitor
• A monitor power cord (attached to some monitors).
• A monitor video cable (attached to most monitors).
• A tilt/swivel base, attached or unattached.
When unpacking your thin client, open the cartons carefully,
remove the components, and save the packing materials in the
event you need to repack the device.
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Setting Up Your Thin Client
Connecting the components
Back panel
connectors
The following bulleted list provides explanations about the different
connections that can be found on the back panels of Neoware thin
clients.
• MOUSE is a PS/2-type mouse port (green-colored connec-
FYI
The serial and parallel
ports can be used with
ICA and terminal emulation connections.
tor marked with the word “MOUSE” or with the icon displayed here). NeoLinux also supports USB mice, plugged
into one of the USB ports.
• KEYBOARD is a PS/2-type keyboard port (purple-col-
ored connector marked with the word “KEYBOARD” or
with the icon displayed here).
• LAN is an RJ-45 jack. The thin client automatically
detects and connects to either 10BaseT or 100BaseT
(twisted-pair) Ethernet.
• PARALLEL is a standard DB-25 parallel port for local
printers.
• COM 1 and COM 2 are DB-9, RS-232 serial ports.
Depending upon which software version is loaded in the
thin client, serial ports may be used for peripheral devices such as
modems, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and bar code scanners.
• USB ports (two Type A USB ports). NeoLinux supports
USB mice, including scroll mice. NeoLinux automatically recognizes which type of mouse is attached at bootup. If a
mouse is changed, a reboot is necessary.
• MIC is a 3.5 mm microphone jack.
• LINE IN is a 3.5 mm line audio input jack.
• LINE OUT is a 3.5 mm audio output jack.
• MONITOR is a standard DB-15, high-density, VGA-type
monitor connector.
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Connecting the components
Setting Up Your Thin Client
• The internal or external power supply connects through the sup-
plied power cord. It automatically detects and accepts from 100
to 240 VAC line voltage.
Connecting the
cables
1 Arrange your thin client and monitor in your work area.
2 Connect the monitor power cord into a power receptacle.
3 Connect the thin client power cord into the socket. Ensure the
thin client is powered off.
4 Connect the keyboard cable into the KEYBOARD (purple) port.
5 Connect the mouse cable into the MOUSE (green) port.
6 Connect the monitor video cable to the MONITOR port.
Don’t overtighten the screws. The video cable connection to the
monitor varies. Some monitors have attached video cables.
7 Connect a twisted-pair, 10BaseT or 100BaseT Ethernet cable into
the LAN jack.
Connecting parallel
and serial
peripheral devices
You can connect a modem, printer, bar code scanner, and other
peripheral devices to your thin client.
1 If your thin client is powered on, log off all its open connections,
and then power off the device.
2 For a local printer, connect its cable to the PARALLEL port. You
can also attach local serial printers to either serial port: COM 1 or
COM 2.
3 For an external modem, bar code scanner, or other serial device,
connect its cable to a serial port (COM 1 or COM 2). Which
serial port devices will work with your thin client, depends
entirely upon the software version loaded in the device. Not all
software versions support all serial devices.
4 Power on your thin client, and then the peripheral device.
Connecting the components
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Setting Up Your Thin Client
Connecting USB
peripheral devices
for use with Citrix
ICA
Note
To install and use USB
peripheral devices, it is
necessary that the USB
Controller settings in
your thin client’s BIOS
be enabled. If upgrading from an earlier version of NeoLinux, you
will need to enable this
setting. For information
on changing this setting
in the BIOS see
“Enabling the USB Controller in the thin client
BIOS” on page 119.
You can connect USB external drives to your NeoLinux thin client,
including floppy drives, zip drives, and CD-ROM drives. (USB
devices are not supported in Capio 504.)
1 In the ezConnect (Neoware Connection Manager) menu bar,
select Settings | Connection Properties | Global ICA Settings.
Click
Here
2 When the Global ICA Connection Properties tabbed dialog
appears, select the Drive Maps tab.
3 Click the Enable Drive Mapping checkbox.
4 Click the Add button.
5 When the Setup Drive Mapping dialog appears, select the drive
letter to represent the USB peripheral device you are setting up,
and type the path of the drive in the path field. When finished
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Setting Up Your Thin Client
Click OK.
Note: Depending upon the device you are connecting, the path
will be one of the following:
• Zip drive - /usb/zip
• Floppy Drive - /usb/floppy
• CD-ROM drive - /usb/cdrom
• Other (USB Flash drives, etc.) - /usb/usb-drive
6 Click OK in the Global ICA Connection Properties tabbed dialog.
The external USB drive will now work a) when using the NeoLinux
operating system, and b) when connecting to ICA sessions with
MetaFrame servers.
Determining the release version of your software
Accessing the Help
| About Status
dialog
By accessing the Help | About Status dialog using ezConnect Connection Manager you can determine which release version of
NeoLinux your thin client is running.
1 In the ezConnect (Neoware Connection Manager) menu bar,
select Help | About Status, or press F3 any time the ezConnect
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Setting Up Your Thin Client
Connection Manager screen is visible on-screen.
Click
Here
2 The About information box appears. This box shows which
release version of NeoLinux is installed in your thin client, and
which release version of ezConnect Connection Manager is
installed.
ezConnect
Release
Information
NeoLinux
Release
Information
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Setting Up Your Thin Client
Arranging Your Work Area
Getting comfortable These tips will help reduce eye strain and body fatigue when using
your thin client:
• Adjust your chair seat level so that your feet are flat on the floor,
•
•
•
•
your legs form a right angle with the floor, your knees are free of
the chair seat, and your lower back is fully supported.
Adjust the chair height so the keyboard and mouse are at elbow
height so your wrists are straight and supported.
Maintain a neutral neck posture with the top of the monitor no
higher than your eye level.
Adjust the monitor and lighting to reduce glare on the screen and
to place the monitor at a correct distance for your vision.
Take periodic breaks to stretch your arms and wrists and rest your
eyes.
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CHAPTER 2
Configuring Your
Network Settings
This chapter describes how to initially configure your thin client
for your network.
Selecting the network settings
Do you need to
configure?
FYI
DHCP and BOOTP automatically supply the IP
address and other setting for your appliance
when it starts up.
Accessing network
settings
Your thin client must be assigned a unique Internet Protocol (IP)
address in order to communicate on your network. Your network
may also require other settings.
If your network uses a remote configuration service such as the
Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol (DHCP) or the Bootstrap
Protocol (BOOTP), the thin client will configure itself. In that case,
all you do is turn on the thin client. Your network or system administrator will tell you if your network uses DHCP or BOOTP (in
which case you may not need to configure network settings) or if
you need to manually enter network settings.
To configure your thin client’s network settings, select Settings |
the ezConnect (Neoware
Connection Manager) menu bar or press the F2 key.
Appliance Properties | Network from
Click here to
set your thin
client
network
properties
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Configuring Your Network Settings
Network Settings dialog
The Network Settings dialog includes four tabbed pages allowing an
administrator to configure the thin client network settings, including
defining an ezUpdate server. When a thin client security password has
been set, the password must be supplied before changes in this dialog
are effected.
Network Devices
tab
The following values may be set on the Network Devices tab. If more
than one network interface is installed in your thin client appliance,
you may choose between the settings for each device on this tab.
Network Device: If more than one network interface is detected by the
thin client, each may be controlled separately by selecting from the
drop-down list (click on the down arrow to see the list). All Neoware
thin clients will have at least one network interface showing in this
field: “Built-in Ethernet (default).”
F3 Hotkey Tip
To see the network settings currently in use by
your thin client, press the
F3 key when the ezConnect screen is displayed.
Enable Device: [Default: Selected] This checkbox allows an administrator to disable one or more installed network interfaces. When
selected, Enable Device checkbox allows the network interface showing in the Network Device field to operate.
For example: When using a Wireless Ethernet device (Wi-Fi), the
built-in Ethernet adapter must be disabled to avoid conflicts during
software update operations.
Configure Using: [Default: DHCP/BOOTP] Choose from the dropdown selection list whether to use a dynamic network addressing
scheme (DHCP or BOOTP) or a static IP address. If your network uses
DHCP or BOOTP for configuration, you may not need to make any
adjustments to network settings on the thin client appliance.
However, if you wish to manually assign the network address, select
from the drop-down list (click on the down arrow in the field).
Static
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Network Settings dialog
Configuring Your Network Settings
You will need to obtain the entries for the fields on this tab from
your network administrator if you choose static addressing.
Click here to
select static
network
addressing
Note on DHCP/BOOTP operation:
When a thin client connects to the network with dynamically-provided (DHCP/BOOTP) information, the information is saved in the
thin client. At the next thin client bootup, if the client cannot reach
the DHCP server, the client will connect to the network using the
saved network information provided that the initial lease time has
not expired.
IP Address: Uneditable (grayed-out) if dynamic network addressing
(DHCP/BOOTP) is selected. The IP (Internet Protocol) address
assigned to the appliance. Entered in a dotted-decimal format (for
example, 10.10.10.10). Ask your network or system administrator.
Network Mask: Uneditable (grayed-out) if dynamic network
addressing (DHCP/BOOTP) is selected. If required, type a dotteddecimal subnet mask number. The network mask distinguishes your
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Configuring Your Network Settings
local network from a larger network. For example, 255.0.0.0. Ask
your network or system administrator.
Broadcast Address: Uneditable (grayed-out) if dynamic network
addressing (DHCP/BOOTP) is selected. If needed, type a dotteddecimal network mask number. Specify how broadcast requests are
sent from your appliance to the network. Typically, the setting is
255.255.255.255 or 0.0.0.0. Ask your network or system administrator.
Gateway: Uneditable (grayed-out) if dynamic network addressing
(DHCP/BOOTP) is selected. If your thin client accesses servers on
different networks from the one on which it is installed, type the IP
address of the router or gateway computer that connects them. Ask
your network or system administrator.
Link Speed: [Default: Auto Sense] Select from the drop-down list
the speed to be used with the network adapter listed in the Network
Device field. The default Auto Sense setting should be selected,
unless your network environment requires manually selecting speed
and duplex mode.
DNS tab
FYI
Domain Name Service
(DNS) is a server-based
program that translates text-based server
names into IP
addresses.
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The Network Settings DNS tab provides the mechanism by which
you can change the thin client’s network name (“hostname”), set the
default domain string, and add additional domain nameservers for
the device to use:
Hostname: [Default: NEO-<Last six digits of MAC address>] This
name is used by network devices (UNIX/Linux systems use this as
the hostname, ICA and RDP servers use this as the “client name” or
“computer name”). The default Hostname utilizes the last six digits
of the device’s MAC address as the last six digits of the Hostname.
Since the serial number of each thin client appliance also ends in the
last six digits of the MAC address, the default Hostname enables
Network Settings dialog
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easy asset management when used in conjunction with ezRemote
Manager.
Default Domain: [Default: <Empty>] If your network uses
dynamic addressing (DHCP or BOOTP), the default domain string is
typically provided by the DHCP/BOOTP server, if required. When
the default domain string is provided by DHCP or BOOTP, this field
will normally be empty.
In static addressing, you may be required to type the domain name,
for example: neoware.com. Ask your network or system administrator.
Nameservers: In networks that use dynamic addressing, name
server information is provided from the DHCP or BOOTP server. To
add domain nameserver entries in manual or static environments, or
to add additional nameserver addresses to those provided by DHCP/
BOOTP servers, enter the IP address of the nameserver(s) you wish
to add to the list, and then click Add. When nameserver addresses are
added manually in the Namerservers field and nameserver addresses
are provided by a DHCP/BOOTP server, the manually-entered
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addresses are appended to the nameserver list used by the thin client
at networking startup.
When networking starts, the thin client goes through the list and performs a port check to verify that each DNS server is operating, deleting from the list any that does not respond. After the check, the thin
client will copy into the client resolver file and use only the first
three listed addresses that responded to the port check.
Highlight a nameserver address in the list and click Move Up or
Move Down to adjust that address’s placement in the list. Click
Delete in order to remove the address from the list.
ezUpdate tab
Click on the ezUpdate tab on the Network Settings dialog to change
or view ezUpdate settings.
The default
ezUpdate settings
allow an
unconfigured thin
client to
automatically
receive
configuration and
software updates
from an ezUpdate
server.
What is ezUpdate?
ezUpdate is the mechanism that allows Neoware thin client appliance configurations and software to be automatically updated from
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servers. Instructions for using ezUpdate and setting up ezUpdate
servers are available in the ezRemote Manager User Manual.
ezUpdate servers can provide the following types of automatic configuration updates:
• Full image software updates
• Modular software updates (Snap-ins)
• Thin client appliance connection definitions
• Thin client appliance device configurations
ezUpdate settings
Enable automatic configuration and software updates: [Default:
Selected] When checked, this setting allows the appliance to automatically receive and apply configuration and software updates.
Since this is the default configuration, once an ezUpdate server is
configured and a DHCP server is providing ezUpdate-specific tags,
newly installed thin client appliances will automatically be configured at first bootup.
Override manual settings with DHCP tag: [Default: Selected]
When checked, this setting forces a booting-up thin client to use
DHCP information received in DHCP tag 137 (or other tag number
entered here) instead of any configuration information manually
entered on the ezUpdate tab. In a configured ezUpdate environment,
DHCP tag 137 is used to define the location of the ezUpdate server.
By deselecting this checkbox, administrators can test new configurations being installed on the ezUpdate server without exposing those
configurations to production use.
DHCP tag: [Default: 137] If a DHCP tag other than 137 is used to
distribute ezUpdate server location information, enter the number in
this field.
Server access time out: [Default: 20] This setting sets the maximum time (in seconds) for the thin client to wait for a response from
the ezUpdate server. If the ezUpdate server does not respond within
20 seconds (or whatever value is set here), the thin client will boot as
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if it did not receive information in DHCP tag 137 (or tag number as
redefined), by-passing the ezUpdate startup sequence.
ezUpdate script file: [Default: netconfig.nl] By default, the script
file name that is initially obtained from the ezUpdate server is netconfig.nl.
Appliance profile: [Default: <Empty>] By default, the profile name
field is empty. To maintain multiple device configurations using
ezUpdate, the appliance profile name can be used. Creating separate
profiles on the ezUpdate server allows you to point one or more
appliances to a specific profile using this field.
Specify manual settings: [Default: unchecked] This allows administrators who are configuring an ezUpdate server with a new profile,
to override the existing ezUpdate settings for one or more appliances. This provides the ability to test a new configuration without
exposing all installed appliances to the untested profile. By checking
this checkbox, and using the manual settings fields below (which are
not grayed out when the checkbox is checked), an individual appliance can test a configuration on any server.
Protocol: By default, this setting is not available. If the Specify
manual settings checkbox is checked, you can choose between ftp
and nfs protocols for communication with the ezUpdate server.
Set DHCP server as ezUpdate server: By default, this setting is not
available. If Specify manual settings is checked, and this is
unchecked, then you can define a server other than the DHCP server
to provide the ezUpdate software or configurations by replacing the
@DHCPSERVER entry to the IP address or DNS name of the ezUpdate server.
Directory: By default, this setting is not available. If Specify manual settings is checked, you can define a directory or path within the
ezUpdate directory structure other than the default /neoware.
Username: By default, this setting is not available. If Specify manual settings is checked, you can define a username for accessing the
ezUpdate server.
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Password: By default, this setting is not available. If Specify manual settings is checked, you can define a password to be used with
the username for accessing the ezUpdate server.
Advanced tab
The Advanced tab of the Network Settings dialog allows the system
administrator to adjust default settings for network communications:
DHCP Client:
Timeout (seconds): [Default: 10] The number of seconds the device
will wait when attempting to communicate with a DHCP server
before retrying communication, or if all allowed retries have been
attempted, before ceasing to attempt to establish communication.
Retries: [Default: 2] The number of times the device will attempt to
make contact with a DHCP server before ceasing the attempt.
Lease Time (hours): [Default: 168 = 7 days] The IP address lease
period that is requested by the thin client upon communication with
the DHCP server.
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DNS:
Timeout (seconds): [Default: 3] The number of seconds the device
will wait when attempting to communicate with a DNS server before
retrying communication, or if all allowed retries have been
attempted, before ceasing to attempt to establish communication.
Retries: [Default: 3] The number of times the thin client will
attempt to make contact with a DNS server before ceasing the
attempt.
Port Check Timeout (seconds): [Default: 20]
During bootup, NeoLinux checks networking functionality by calling a port check function. This setting allows the administrator to
change or eliminate the length of time the software awaits a
response.
Default Interface: [Default: Built-in Ethernet]
If more than one network interface adapters are recognized by
NeoLinux, then the administrator may select which one is use by
default as the primary network connection. In that case, all network
traffic that doesn’t get routed through any other interface will automatically be routed through the defined default interface.
Saving network settings changes
Once you make changes to your network settings, click OK and a
confirmation dialog will appear. Click OK to restart the appliance
networking and apply the changes or Cancel to return to the Network
Settings dialog.
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Viewing current network settings
In order to view current network settings, particularly useful when
dynamic network addressing (DHCP/BOOTP) is in use, use the
About This Appliance dialog.
Accessing
information about
status and
configuration
To view configuration information about your thin client, including
the current network settings, select Help | About Status from the
ezConnect (Neoware Connection Manager) menu bar or press the F3
key.
Click here to
view current
status
information
about your
thin client
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The Network tab
Click the Network tab of the About This Appliance dialog to view
current network settings:
If more than one network adapter is in use by the thin client appliance, select among the available interfaces through the drop-down
list in the Interface Name field.
Configuring the Neoware 802.11b USB Wireless Ethernet Adapter
Any Neoware NeoLinux thin client with USB ports can be configured to use the Neoware 802.11b USB Wireless Ethernet Adapter.
For easiest configuration, use the following procedure:
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Factory reset the
thin client
If the thin client to which
the USB Wireless Ethernet
Adapter is
being attached
has previously been
used with a
wired Ethernet LAN (10
BaseT or 100
BaseT), first factory reset the thin client before attaching the thin client. From the ezConnect screen, select Factory Reset from the Settings | Appliance properties menu. If a configuration password has
been set, it will be required before the factory reset can be accomplished.
Power off the thin
client
After the thin client beeps during the factory reset reboot, use the
power switch to turn the power off.
Insert the USB
Wireless Ethernet
Adapter’s USB
connector
While the power is turned off, insert the USB connector from the
Wireless Ethernet Adapter into one of the thin client’s available USB
ports.
Power on the thin
client
Use the power switch to turn the thin client on with the Wireless
Ethernet Adapter plugged in to one of the USB ports.
TIP
Configure the display to
1024x768 or higher
resolution for easiest
interaction with the
Network Settings dialog.
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Open Network
Settings
Click on
Advanced
tab
When the ezConnect
Connection Manager
screen appears and is
highlighted, press F2 to
quickly access the Network Settings dialog, or
select Network from the
Settings | Appliance
properties menu.
Select USB
Wireless (1)
Select the Advanced
tab
Click on the drop-down arrow in the Default Interface field and
select: USB Wireless (1).
Select the Network
Devices tab
Select the Network Devices tab to configure the Wireless Ethernet
adapter.
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Disable the onboard Ethernet
interface
It is very important that the on-board Ethernet adapter be disabled
Disable Builtin Ethernet by
unchecking
the Enable
Device
checkbox.
!
Critical Step
Disable the on-board
Ethernet interface when
you install a Wireless
Ethernet Adapter.
when using a Wireless Ethernet adapter. Failure to disable the Builtin Ethernet adapter will cause software updates to fail.
Disable the Built-in Ethernet by unchecking the Enable Device
checkbox.
Configure Wireless
Settings
On the Network Devices
tab, first select the USB
Wireless (1) from the Network Interface selection
choices. Because you
selected this interface as
the default, it now shows
as (default) in the field.
The following fields that
are specific to wireless
Ethernet configuration
will now appear on the
Network Devices tab
under Wireless Settings.
Wireless Settings
SSID: [Default: any] The SSID (service set identifier) is also called
the network name. This is the identifier for the wireless LAN
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(WLAN) to which you wish to connect. The SSID must be provided
to you by your system administrator.
Wireless Mode: [Default: Infrastructure] Infrastructure sets
NeoLinux to connect to wireless Ethernet access points. Ad-Hoc sets
NeoLinux to connect to other desktop devices with wireless Ethernet
adapters.
Channel: [Default: (Grayed-out 6 - 2.437 GHz)] Only applicable for
Ad-Hoc networks, the user can choose between 13 wireless Ethernet
channels.
Transmission Speed: [Default: Auto] The default value Auto allows
the software and the wireless Ethernet device automatically adjust
the transmission speed according to the environment. The user may
also select between 1, 2, 5.5, and 11 Megabits/second transmission
speeds.
Encryption: [Default: Disabled] This setting determines whether
the wireless Ethernet adapter uses WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy)
keys to encode the communication between the thin client and the
access point. If a wireless access point is set to use WEP encryption,
then all wireless adapters communicating with that access point
must also be set to use WEP encryption, and use identical WEP keys
to the one in use by the access point.
The choices for encryption types are:
• Disabled (the default value). With this setting, the wireless Ethernet adapter does not use encryption.
• Open system. The wireless adapter is allowed to receive nonencrypted packets from the access point.
• Restricted system. The wireless adapter is only allowed to
receive encrypted packets from the access point.
WEP Keys
The user may define up to three WEP keys that may be used for
communication with wireless access points that are configured to
use WEP encryption.
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To add or change a WEP key, click on a Change button adjacent to
the WEP key field. Enter the WEP key, and click OK to restart wireless networking using the new key.
Note on WEP keys: NeoLinux supports 64-bit and 128-bit encryption. For 64-bit encryption (actually 40-bit encryption plus a 24-bit
initialization vector), the WEP key must be 10 characters long. For
128-bit encryption (actually 104 bits plus the 24-bit initialization
vector), the WEP key must be 26 characters long. These keys are
provided by your system administrator and must be in hexadecimal
format (“HEX” numbers and characters instead of ASCII characters).
If you define more than one WEP key, all of the keys must be the
same length.
Default WEP key use
If more than one WEP key is defined for use on your network, you
can select which one is used initially to establish communication
with the wireless network. Click 1, 2, or 3 to select the default key.
Click OK to save
settings
Click OK to save the settings. In order for the changes to take effect,
the thin client networking must be restarted.
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NeoLinux User Manual
CHAPTER 3
ezConnect - The
NeoLinux Connection
Manager
This chapter describes how to use ezConnect to create and use
connections on your Neoware thin client to connect to servers.
Managing connections
ezConnect
Connection Manager
ezConnect Connection Manager
ezConnect is the connection manager user interface that appears
when your NeoLinux thin client starts. ezConnect lets you configure and manage connections to servers.
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Creating
connections
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Click the Add button or select Connection | Add.
3 In the Add Connection dialog select the type of connection you
would like to create from the drop-down menu and then click OK.
The Add New Connection wizard will start, prompting you to enter the
configuration settings for the type of connection you chose to create,
with a series of dialogs. For more information concerning setting up
and managing the different types of connections, please see the chapters describing them.
Editing connections
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simul-
taneously press CTRL + ALT + END.
2 Select the connection from the con-
nection list that you would like to
edit.
3 Click the Edit button or select Connection | Edit.
4 In the Edit Connection dialog, select
the tab that contains the configuration settings to edit and make the
appropriate changes. When finished,
click OK.
Right-click on a
connection to
open a context
menu for
shortcuts to
connection
options.
When editing a connection, the user is
presented with a tabbed dialog that corresponds to the series of dialogs from
the Add New Connection wizard. (For a
description of these dialogs, see the
chapter that corresponds to the type of connection you would like to
edit.)
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Deleting
connections
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Select the connection from the connection list that you would like
to delete.
3 Click the Delete button or select Connection | Delete.
4 When the delete confirmation message appears, click OK to
delete the connection or click Cancel.
Copying
connections
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Select the connection from the connection list that you would like
to copy.
3 Click the Copy button or select Connection | Copy.
When the user copies a connection a new connection appears with
the title of “Copy of [connection copied].”
Using connections
Establishing a
connection
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Select the connection from the connection list that you would like
to run.
3 Click the Connect button, or select Connection | Connect.
Note: Other ways of starting a connection include double-clicking on the connection name, right-clicking on a connection name
and clicking Connect in the window that appears, as well as
selecting a connection and pressing the Enter key.
Your connection will start.
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Ending a connection 1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Select the connection from the connection list that you would like
to end.
3 Click the End button or select Connection | End.
Note: If you disconnect or logout from within a session, then you
automatically will return to the ezConnect screen. To learn how
this is done, consult the documentation concerning that connection.
Your connection will end.
Switching between
connections
Once you have multiple connections started you can switch between
them by:
• Typing the key sequence CTRL + ALT + ↑ or ↓ arrow key
• Starting a new connection from within the ezConnect connection
manager
• Accessing the Go To Window by clicking on the NeoLinux desktop background. Once the Go To Window appears click the active
connection that you would like to use.
Click on a
connection
to restore it
Session
management
Users can simultaneously disconnect from (or close) all of the sessions that are active on their thin client with a single selection from
the ezConnect connection manager.
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Select Connection | Session. Choose from the following options:
• Close All Connections - Disconnects from or logs off of all
active connections running on the thin client thin client
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• Restart - Disconnects from all active connections (leaving
them running on the server), and then restarts the thin client (a
warm boot).
3 Select either Close All Connections or Restart.
Appliance properties
Security
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Select Settings | Appliance properties | Security.
The Security Settings dialog will open.
Click here to set
password
Note: Neoware strongly recommends setting the appliance configuration password on every thin client when it is initially configured. Setting the same password on all thin clients in a group
or enterprise makes managing those devices easier. Once set, only
authorized administrators with access to the password can change
appliance properties and connection settings either at the device
or remotely.
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This dialog allows the System Administrator to selectively set
specific security options to limit a user’s ability to make thin client setting changes. These security options include:
• Set/Change Password (button)
Click here to set or change the configuration password for the
thin client.
• Require password to access ezConnect - Select this checkbox if requiring that the user type in the password to access the
ezConnect connection manager is critical. This option is useful
for thin client configurations where the end user is only to
have access to a specific autostarted connection. One example
of such a configuration would be an thin client running a
Netscape connection in Kiosk mode, set to autostart on appliance startup.
Timeout - Set the amount of time to allow the user to enter the
password to access ezConnect. After the timeout is reached,
the display automatically returns to the autostarted connection.
• Allow connections to be created or modified - Select this
checkbox to allow the user to create and configure connections
in ezConnect on the thin client. Compare this secured version
of the ezConnect Connection Manager interface to the unsecured version on page 41.
The Add, Edit,
Delete, and Copy
buttons are
removed when
ezConnect is
secured
• Allow remote X Window application to connect - Select this
checkbox to allow X window applications running on a remote
server to access your thin client. This does not affect X win-
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dow connections defined in ezConnect connection manager.
Note: Selecting this feature can create a security risk by allowing people to access your thin client remotely.
• Enable Virtual Terminal switching via hotkeys - Select this
checkbox to allow the user to switch between Virtual Terminal
connections using hotkeys. This can be accomplished by typing the key combination Alt + SysRq and then typing a Function key. For example, type Alt + SysRq and then type F3 in
order to access a diagnostic console. To return from a Virtual
Terminal type Alt + F4. Disabling Virtual Terminal switching
is frequently desirable for public-access kiosk type installations.
Note: You should not access the diagnostic console unless you are
familiar with Linux at a command line level. Accessing this mode
should only be attempted with the direction of Neoware Technical
Support personnel.
To use this mode, you must first set the configuration password
on the thin client (see page 45). At the login prompt, type” root”
and press the Enter key. Then enter the password (not echoed)
that you have set as the security password and press the Enter
key. At this point, you are at the NeoLinux command line. To
exit this mode type either Control + D, exit or logout immediately after the prompt ([[email protected]<machine-name> /root]#), then
Alt + F4.
Printers
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Select Settings | Appliance properties | Printers.
The Printer Settings dialog will open.
This dialog is a graphical print spool manager that allows you to
manage your local print jobs. It allows you to choose a default
printer, and remove print jobs that are waiting in the queue. The
user can also determine the status of the printer they are using.
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Note: The
Printer Settings dialog
only handles
print jobs
that originate on your
local thin client (for
example:
printing from
a terminal
emulation connection or from a Netscape connection). It will not
handle print jobs that come from external connections such as the
ICA client. However, printers defined within the Printer Settings
dialog can be accessed automatically by both Citrix MetaFrame
(through ICA connections), Windows 2000 Server and Windows
Server 2003 Terminal Services servers (through RDP connections).
For more information on the Print Manager utility, see see “Using
the NeoLinux Print Manager utility” on page 121.
Sound
1 If ezConnect isn’t on
screen, simultaneously press CTRL
+ ALT + END.
2 Select Settings |
Appliance properties | Sound.
The Sound Settings
dialog will appear on
your screen.
3 The Stereo Volume
slider adjusts the
line out and thin client speaker (if applicable) volume.
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4 The Stereo Balance slider adjust the left/right mix of your line out
sound.
Note: This will not affect the sound output of an thin client’s
internal speaker (if applicable).
5 The two Bell Settings adjust the pitch and duration of the system
bell. Click the Test Sound button to preview your settings.
6 Click OK to accept the changes.
Servers
Note: The Servers menu selection may not be available on your thin
client, depending upon the software version installed.
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Select Settings | Appliance properties | Servers.
The Server Settings dialog will
appear on your
screen. The Network Drives tab
is used to map
one or more network drive(s)
for NeoLinux
applications to
use. The X Window tab allows
you to specify
XDM and X
Font servers that
do not respond
to XDMCP
broadcasts (so that they are available when creating an X Window
connection). The usual reason for no response being obtained to
XDMCP broadcasts is that there is a router between the thin client
and the XDMCP machine(s).
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To map a network drive, continue with step 3. To specify XDM and
X font servers, continue with step 9.
Network Drives Tab
3 Select the Network
Drives tab and click
the Add button to
map a network drive
for NeoLinux applications to use. The
Add Network Drive
Dialog will appear.
4 In the Remote Server
field specify the host name or IP address of the server that contains the drive to be mapped.
5 In the Remote Path field, specify the full path of the directory to
be mapped.
6 In the Local Path field, specify the name of the local directory to
to be mapped to the network drive.
Note: The directory you specify here will be mounted and appear
in the path /var/mnt/.
7 The Type field defaults to nfs.
8 Click the Writable checkbox for NeoLinux Applications to be
able to write to the mapped network drive.
9 Click OK to map the specified network drive.
X Window tab
10 Select the X Window tab and click the Add button to specify
XDM and X Font servers that do not respond to XDMCP broadcasts. The Add Server dialog will appear.
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The X Window tab of the Server Settings dialog allows an administrator to prepopulate XDM and font server lists used when configuring individual connections. (For more information about
configuring individual X Window connections, see “Creating an
X Window connection” on page 86.)
Adding a server
in the X Window
tab is only the
first step. This
prepopulates
XDM and font
server lists used
in setting up
individual
connections
11 In the Add server Enter the host name or IP address of the server
that you would like to add.
12 Click OK to add the server.
Setting the date,
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
time, and time zone
END.
2 Select Settings | Appliance properties | Time & Date.
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The Date & Time Settings dialog
will appear on your screen.
3 Adjust the month, day, and year if
incorrect.
4 Adjust the time (using the 24-hour
clock) for your location.
5 Adjust the time zone for your loca-
tion. Click OK to accept the
changes.
Note: The names of the time zones
match those used in Windows. Also, the Time Zone affects local
applications as well as Citrix connections. Additionally, the
Time Zone affects the local clock, according to Daylight Savings
Time rules for that zone.
Desktop settings
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Select Settings | Appliance properties | Desktop.
The Desktop Settings tabbed dialog
will appear on your
screen.
3 Select the tab on the
Desktop settings dialog to make changes
to and adjust the
appropriate parameters.
• Display - Adjusts
display resolution
and color palette. Additionally, you can enable a screen saver
and determine the type and timeout.
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• Fonts - Control font servers and path settings for the fonts on
your thin client.
Note: The Fonts tab may not be available on your thin client,
depending on the software version installed.
• Touchscreen - If using the thin client with a touchscreen
device, configure and calibrate the touchscreen device from
this tab.
• Mouse - Specify and test
your input
device settings.
NeoLinux supports and automatically
detects both
PS/2 and USB
mouse types at
bootup.
Changing or
adding a
mouse should be done only when the device is powered off so
that NeoLinux can automatically detect and enable mice
plugged in to PS/2 and USB ports. The default Mouse Protocol
setting of Auto allows NeoLinux to find and use mice attached
on both the PS/2 and USB ports (even simultaneously).
Mouse speed and acceleration can be set on this tab as well as
left-handed mouse use.
• Keyboard - Specify and test the Repeat Rate and Delay for
keyboard. You can also specify the Keyboard Locale and
decide whether to enable NumLock at startup.
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• Shadow -
Specifies the
settings that
allow an
administrator
to shadow
(remotely view
and interact
with) the thin
client. The settings include
checkboxes
that control
whether ezRemote Manager or other VNC clients can be used to shadow the
thin client. If using a VNC client (not ezRemote Manager) to
shadow, you can specify a required password when a shadow
session is attempted. Additionally, you can specify Query Settings, which prompt the user to approve the shadowing of their
thin client. The thin client can also be set to allow shadowing if
a user does not respond to the query via the Query Timeout.
Finally, you can set the shadow Connection Priority to disconnect a shadowing connection if a) a second shadowing connection is established, b) to automatically share connections
allowing multiple shadowing connections, or c) to refuse concurrent connections, which will disallow any further shadowing connections if one is already established.
• Advanced - Choose whether the Taskbar of the NeoLinux
desktop is to Auto hide and/or appear on the ezConnect Neoware Connection Manager screen. You can also specify
whether the desktop is to appear on X display :1 instead of X
display :0. (Some X Window applications require the ability to
write to display :0 which otherwise is being used by NeoLinux
for ezConnect and client applications.)
Note: The Advanced tab may not be available on your thin client, depending on the software version installed.
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Messages and
console
The System Messages is a diagnostic log of system error messages
and other information. The Console Window is used by administrators to view system directories and files. To open them, click Settings | Appliance properties | Messages or Console from the
ezConnect menu bar.
Factory reset
Selecting this option from the appliance properties menu will restore
your thin client to its factory default state.
Connection properties menu
Global ICA settings
Click Settings |
Connection
properties | Global ICA Settings
to access a
tabbed dialog
used to customize settings that
apply to all ICA
connections
defined on your
thin client. Any
setting made in
the Global ICA Settings dialog, will become the default setting for
new ICA connections created using ezConnect.
These tabbed settings include:
• Preferences - Includes fields for setting the Keyboard layout and
type, as well as port and device settings.
Note: For your keyboard to work properly during an ICA session,
the Keyboard Layout setting must either be set to “Local Keyboard” or it must match the Keyboard Locale setting in the
Neolinux Desktop Settings dialog (see page 53).
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• Window - Permits you to set the default number of colors and
•
•
•
•
•
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screen size of all ICA connections.
Server - Allows you to define a list of primary Citrix browser
servers that can be accessed to determine the list of available ICA
connections (desktops and/or published applications). The default
network protocol (TCP/IP + HTTP server location) works only
with Citrix MetaFrame XP servers or later. Change the default
network protocol to TCP/IP for connecting to earlier versions of
MetaFrame and WinFrame.
Some models also include a selection called SSL + HTTPS server
location which provides Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) support.
This provides SSL-level server authentication, data stream
encryption, and message integrity checks.
Hotkeys - Lets you set standard hotkey combinations.
Drive Mapping - Allows you to specify thin client mounted
directories or drives to access within ICA sessions.
Advanced - Permits you to set specific ICA WFClient and Thinwire key item value registry entries.
Note: Modifications to these registry entries can cause the ICA
client to not run.
Firewall - Lets you configure the ICA client to connect to a Citrix server through a firewall.
Connection properties menu
ezConnect - The NeoLinux Connection Manager
Obtaining information about the desktop device
Accessing device
status information
To view configuration
information
about your
thin client,
including the
current network settings,
select Help |
About Status
from the
ezConnect
(Neoware
Connection
Manager)
menu bar or
press the F3 key.
General tab
Click here to
view current
status
information
about your
thin client
The default
tab when the
About This
Appliance dialog opens is
the General
information
tab.
Information
that is available on the
General tab:
• ezConnect
Connection Manager software version
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• NeoLinux software release version
• Linux kernel version
• Thin client appliance hardware family
• Thin client appliance CPU identification
• Thin client appliance current memory usage (Flash disk and
RAM, used memory and free space)
The Network tab
Click the Network tab of the
About This
Appliance dialog to view
current network settings:
If more than
one network
adapter is in
use by the thin
client appliance, select
among the
available interfaces through the drop-down list in the Interface Name
field.
Information that is available on the Network tab:
By interface device:
• Name of device
• Device status
• Device type
• IP address
• Network mask
• Broadcast address
• Interface statistics (received and sent)
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Other
• Default gateway
• DNS hostname
• DNS default domain
• DNS nameservers
Snap-Ins tab
Click the
Snap-Ins tab of
the About This
Appliance dialog to view
currently
installed software snap-ins.
The Snap-Ins
tab allows the
administrator
to view version
and size information about
software snap-ins installed in the NeoLinux thin client.
Click Close to exit.
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CHAPTER 4
ICA Connections
This chapter describes how to create and edit the configuration of
ICA connections.
Configuring ICA connections
ICA (“Independent Computing Architecture”) is a network protocol created by Citrix Systems, Inc. and used by Windows-based
servers running Citrix MetaFrame or WinFrame. After clicking the
Add button in ezConnect, follow these steps to properly set up your
new ICA connection.
Creating an ICA
connection
1 In the Add Connection dia-
log, select Citrix ICA Connection from the dropdown menu. When finished, click OK.
2 In the Select a Citrix Server
or Published Application
dialog, type a title for your connection and select one of the following ICA connection types:
• Citrix Server
• PNAgent
• Published Application
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3 For Citrix Server
and Published
Application connections, select the
server or application to which you
want to connect
from the drop-down
menu.
4 If you need to set
TIP
You can short-cut the
ICA connection setup
process by clicking
Finish on any dialog
screen.
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another primary Citrix server (for example, one located on a different subnet from the thin client), click the Server Location button.
For more information concerning the dialog that opens, see the
explanation of the Server tab in the Global ICA Settings section of
the ezConnect chapter, page 56.
When finished, click Next or Finish.
Note: When no server or application is listed in the drop-down
menu, or you know the name of the server or application, you can
directly enter the name or the IP address in the field.
If neither Citrix Server nor Published Application radio button produces a listing, and you are using MetaFrame with browsing
enabled, click on Server Location and set the Network Protocol to
“TCP/IP” instead of “TCP/IP + HTTP server location.” If your
servers can respond to only TCP/IP browser requests, you should
consider using the Global ICA Defaults dialog to make TCP/IP the
default network protocol. (For more information, see “Global ICA
settings” on page 55.)
When ICA browsing is required across a router, you will need to set
server location addresses using the Server Location dialog.
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ICA Connections
5 For PNAgent con-
nections, type the
Citrix server IP
address or name to
which users will
connect for
authentication.
When finished,
click Next or Finish.
For more information about using and configuring PNAgent sessions, see “Using the PNAgent interface” on page 66.
6 In the Startup
Options dialog,
you can select
whether this connection should
automatically start
at startup, and/or
automatically
restart the connection after it has
become disconnected.
When finished, click Next or Finish.
7 In the Specify
Application Information dialog, you
can optionally
enter the command line and
Working Directory of the application to be run.
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When finished, click Next or Finish.
8 If you choose,
specify logon
information, and
then click Next.
The Smart Card
Logon checkbox
allows smart cards
to be used when
logging on to Citrix ICA connections.
Note: Logon information not entered in this dialog (username,
password, or domain) will be requested when the connection
starts.
9 In the Select Win-
dow Options dialog, you can
override the
default settings for
Window Colors
and Window Size
for the connection
being defined.
Deselect the Use
Default checkbox to change the settings from the default. See
“Global ICA settings” on page 55 for information about setting
the defaults.
When finished, click Next or Finish.
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10 The Select Con-
nection Options
dialog allows you
to set Sound Quality, SpeedScreen
options, and
Encryption Level.
When finished,
click Next or Finish.
11 The Setup Firewall
Options dialog
allows you to
override (for the
connection being
defined) the Global ICA Settings.
Deselect the Use
default checkbox
to change the settings. See “Global ICA settings” on page 55 for information
about setting the defaults.
When finished, click Next or Finish.
Editing an ICA
connection
When editing an ICA
connection, you are
presented with a
tabbed dialog with
each tab corresponding to the series of
dialogs contained in
the Add ICA Connection wizard. (For specific information
concerning the
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detailed settings contained in these tabs, refer to the Creating an ICA
connection instructions above.)
Using the PNAgent interface
For Citrix environments where applications are published and access
assigned to user groups or individuals through Program Neighborhood, configuring the NeoLinux device to use the PNAgent interface
will allow:
• User authentication before being able to access any application or
desktop through the thin client device
• Dynamic assignment of application or desktop availability based
on user authentication
• Better security and control with respect to exposing server names
or published application names to unauthorized users
• Easy access to seamless window ICA sessions on the NeoLinux
desktop
PNAgent connections
may be used in conjunction with more
direct ICA desktop or
published application
connections in the
ezConnect Connection Manager, or may
be set up in a kiosktype mode so that
every thin client user
must authenticate with
username, password
and domain before accessing their individualized list of published
applications and desktops. The description below assumes setting
the NeoLinux to use a single PNAgent connection to create a Citrixaccess NeoLinux kiosk.
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Automatically
starting and
restarting a
PNAgent
connection
The first step for
making a PNAgent
kiosk is to create the
ICA PNAgent connection selecting the
following Startup
Options:
• Select checkbox
Automatically
start connection
at startup so that
whenever the NeoLinux thin client is powered
up, the PNAgent session will automatically launch.
• Select checkbox Automatically restart disconnected sessions so
that when an individual user logs out of a session, a fresh
PNAgent session will automatically launch.
An already-defined PNAgent connection also may be modified to
automatically start and restart by editing the connection, and changing the Startup Options on the Startup tab.
Securing the
ezConnect
Connection
Manager
The second step for making a PNAgent kiosk is to lock down the
ezConnect Connection Manager user interface. For kiosk-mode
operations, individual non-administrator users should not be able
access or change the kiosk-mode connection settings.
From the ezConnect
screen, open the Settings menu, Appliance Properties |
Security Settings dia-
log.
If you have not
already assigned a
configuration security
password, do so by
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clicking Change Password. Click OK to apply the password.
Deselect all checkboxes except for Require password to access
ezConnect. Set the Timeout to 1 second.
Click OK to save the settings and restart the thin client.
Power the thin client on and off (or select Session | Restart from the
ezConnect Connection menu).
Log on to the Citrix
Server
When the thin client restarts, the
PNAgent log in
dialog appears on
the NeoLinux
desktop.
Enter the appropriate Username,
Password, and
Domain in order
to authenticate on
the Citrix server
and view the published applications and desktops available to the specific user
through the PNAgent Connection Manager.
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CHAPTER 5
RDP 5 Connections
This chapter describes how to create and edit the configuration of
Neoware RDP 5 connections.
Configuring RDP 5 Connections
Note: This manual is intended to cover a number of Neoware thin
client models. Depending upon the software version included with
your thin client, it may not have the RDP 5 client installed. For a
listing of clients included with each model, see “NeoLinux software builds” on page 11.
RDP connections utilize the open source RDP client to connect to
Windows NT Terminal Server and Windows 2000 Servers using
the RDP protocol. After clicking the add button in ezConnect, follow these steps to properly setup a new RDP connection.
Creating an RDP 5
connection
1 In the Add Connection dia-
log, select Neoware RDP 5
connection from the dropdown menu. When finished, click OK.
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2 In the Enter Connec-
tion and Server dialog, type a title for
your connection in
the name field, and
then type the name or
IP address of the
server to which the
connection will be
made. When finished
click Next or Finish.
Note: By clicking the Finish button at the end of this step, or any
subsequent step, a connection will be created using the default settings for the remaining configuration options.
3 In the Specify Appli-
cation Information
dialog, choose either
to display the desktop
or start an application when the connection is established. Be
sure to specify both
the Application File
Name (command
line) and a Working Directory for the application to start when the
connection is established. When finished, click Next or Finish.
4 Optional: Specify
logon information.
When finished, click
Next or Finish.
Note: If you don’t
type logon information now, it will be
requested when the
connection starts.
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5 In the Specify Win-
dow Options dialog, choose the
connection window size and color
depth. A Windows
Size choice of Full
Screen causes the
connection to be
displayed without a
border using the current screen size defined for the thin client.
When finished, click Next or Finish.
6 In the Select
Connection
Options dialog, specify
the options to
be applied to
the RDP connection.
The following options
can be applied
to RDP connections
• Client Name - specifies the RDP client name.
Note: If the Client Name is left blank, the RDP connection
will use the Hostname in the Network Settings DNS tab (see
Hostname on page 26).
• Keyboard Layout - Select the type of keyboard you are
using.
Note: If the Keyboard Layout is set to “Local Keyboard,” it
will use the Keyboard Locale that is set in the ezConnect
Desktop Settings Keyboard tab (see “Desktop settings” on
page 52). Keyboard Layout can be used to specify keyboards
not listed in the Desktop Settings Keyboard.
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• Disable Encryption - Selecting this checkbox disables
•
•
•
•
encryption, allowing your thin client to connect to French versions of Windows NT 4 servers running Terminal Server Edition.
Disable sending mouse movements to server - This option
reduces the amount of network traffic and should be used for
low bandwidth RDP connections.
Use off-screen backup window - This improves the screen
refresh. [Enabled by default.]
Note: This option uses system memory and can result in a
slight performance decrease or a decrease in the maximum
number of simultaneous sessions that can be sustained.
Use RDP4 Protocol - This forces the Neoware RDP client
software to use only RDP 4 protocol communications with the
server.
Enable Sound - [Enabled by default.] When connecting to a
Windows Server 2003 server, or to a Windows XP Professional PC, this setting allows audio events to be transported
and heard from the thin client’s internal speaker and/or external speakers.
7 Printers that are
defined locally in
the NeoLinux thin
client using the
Print Manager utility are automatically made
available to Windows 2000 Server,
Windows Server
2003, and Windows XP Professional connections.
• The default selection of Use Print Manager Settings will automatically make available to the Windows server all printers
that have been defined with a Windows printer driver name in
the Print Manager Advance Information dialog.
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• The alternate selection of Specify Manually allows you to
specify a single printer for the connection, not necessarily one
defined in the NeoLinux Print Manager.
Note: For more information on using the NeoLinux Print Manager utility, see “Using the NeoLinux Print Manager utility” on
page 121.
8 In the Startup
Options dialog, you
can select whether
this connection
should automatically start at startup, and/or
automatically
restart the connection after it has
become disconnected.
When finished, click Finish.
Editing an RDP
connection
When editing an RDP
connection, a tabbed
dialog is displayed,
with each tab corresponding to the series
of dialogs contained in
the Add RDP Connection wizard. (For specific information
concerning the
detailed settings contained in these tabs, refer to the Creating a RDP connection instructions above.)
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CHAPTER 6
Netscape
Connections
If your thin client has the optional Netscape software installed,
then this chapter describes how to create and edit Netscape connections.
Configuring Netscape connections
Note: This manual is intended to cover a number of different thin
client models. Depending upon the software version included with
your thin client, you may not have the Netscape Navigator client
available.(For a listing of clients included with each model, see
“NeoLinux software builds” on page 11.)
A Netscape connection
allows you to establish a
connection to the Internet,
or a local intranet site
using the embedded
Netscape browser. After
clicking the add button in
ezConnect, follow these
steps to properly set up a new Netscape connection.
Creating a Netscape
connection
1 In the Add Connection dialog, select Netscape from the drop-
down menu. When finished, click OK.
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2 In the Enter
Connection
Name and Start
Page dialog,
enter a title for
your connection in the
Name field, and
then specify the
URL (Uniform
Resource Locator) of the Web page you choose to appear when starting the connection. When finished, click Next or Finish.
Note: By clicking the Finish button at the end of this step, or any
subsequent step, a connection will be created using default settings
for the remaining options.
3 In the Select
Netscape Mode
dialog, choose
whether
Netscape is to
run in either the
“Standard
Netscape” or
“Kiosk Mode.”
When finished,
click Next or
Finish.
Note: The Netscape kiosk mode runs the browser full screen. This
allows the administrator to disable certain features of the browser
to provide the users of this connection with a more secure connection. This is accomplished in step 5 of the Add Netscape Connection Wizard.
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4 In the Startup
Options dialog, you can
select whether
this connection is to automatically start
at startup,
and/or automatically
restart the
connection after it has become disconnected. To create a
Netscape Kiosk connection, click Next. To create a Standard
Netscape connection, click Finish.
5 If you chose
the Kiosk
Mode in step
3, the Configure the User
Interface dialog will
appear. In
this dialog,
you choose
which features are to be enabled or disabled in the Netscape browser user
interface for this defined connection only. To enable a feature, it
must have a check in its corresponding checkbox. To disable a
feature, the corresponding checkbox must be empty. Set the features to either enabled or disabled. When finished, click Next.
6 You can click on the Netscape icon in the Modify Netscape Pref-
erences dialog to start the Netscape Preferences Editor. This
allows you to easily access configuration options that are blocked
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when you have disabled the menu bar in step 5.
If you have disabled
the menu bar in
step 5, clicking here
opens the Netscape
Preferences Editor
which can only be
accessed from the
menu bar.
FYI
The Netscape Preferences Editor allows
changes to be made to
the software appearance,
font, color, home page,
history, programming
language support, cookies, cache, and proxy settings.
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Once you have finished modifying the Netscape Preferences,
click OK and then select Exit from the File menu in the Netscape
browser. Then select Finish in the Modify Netscape Preferences
dialog to complete the Netscape connection.
Note: (For more information on editing the Netscape browser
preferences, refer to Netscape’s documentation.)
The Netscape connection will appear in the ezConnect connection
list.
When editing a
Netscape connection, you are
presented with a
tabbed dialog
with each tab
corresponding to
the series of dialogs contained in
the Add
Netscape Connection wizard.
(For specific information concerning the detailed settings contained
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in these tabs, refer to the Creating a Netscape connection instructions above.)
Printing Netscape
pages
The local Netscape Navigator browser prints to PostScript printers,
only.
• To print Netscape
pages, select File |
the
Netscape menus (or
simultaneously
depress Alt + P keys),
and then click Print.
Print from
• The lpr print com-
mand will send the
print job to the
NeoLinux Print Manager utility. At least
one printer must be defined using the Print Manager utility in
order for the lpr print command to work properly. If more than
one printer has been defined in Print Manager, then a selection
window will appear to allow the user to select among the alreadydefined printers for the current print job.
For more information on configuring printers in NeoLinux, see
“Using the NeoLinux Print Manager utility” on page 121.
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CHAPTER 7
Basic Terminal
Connections
This chapter describes how to create and edit Basic Terminal connections.
Configuring Basic Terminal Connections
Note: This manual is intended to cover a number of thin client
models. Depending upon the software version included with your
thin client, you may not have the Basic Terminal Connection client
available. (For a listing of clients included with each model, see
“NeoLinux software builds” on page 11.)
A Basic Terminal connection allows the user to connect to a UNIX,
or Linux server, using a Telnet session. This differs from the more
full-featured TeemTalk terminal emulation suite; that allows the
user to select from a variety of different terminal emulations, print
from terminal sessions, create macros, and run scripts in sessions.
It is also different from the IBM 3270/5250 Emulation available for
certain NeoLinux models. (For more information on using these
more advanced emulations, see “TeemTalk Terminal Emulation
Connections” on page 111, or see “IBM 3270/5250 Emulator for
NeoLinux” on page 91.)
After you have clicked the Add button in ezConnect, follow these
steps to properly setup a new Basic Terminal connection.
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Creating a Basic
1 In the Add Connection
dialog, select Basic TerTerminal connection
minal from the drop-down
menu. When finished,
click OK.
2 In the Specify Title and
Server dialog, enter a title
for your connection. Then
enter the name or lP address and the port of a host to connect to.
When finished, click Next or Finish.
Note: By clicking the Finish
button at the
end of this step,
or any subsequent step, a
connection will
be created using
the default settings for the
remaining configuration options.
3 In the Startup
Options dialog,
you can select
whether this
connection is to
automatically
start at startup,
and/or automatically restart if it
becomes disconnected.
When finished, or, to not enable these options, click Next or Finish.
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4 If you want,
select a window size for
your connection, and then
click Next.
5 To specify
which font
size to use,
select the font
size to use
from the drop-down list. When finished, click Next.
6 To specify the
foreground
and background colors
for your connection, select
them from the
drop-down
lists. When
finished, click
Finish.
The Basic Terminal connection will appear in the ezConnect connection list.
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Editing a Basic
When editing a
Terminal connection Basic Terminal
connection, you
are presented
with a tabbed
dialog, with each
tab corresponding to the series
of dialogs contained in the Add
Terminal Connection wizard.
(For specific information concerning the detailed settings contained
in these tabs, refer to the Creating a Basic Terminal connection
instructions above).
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CHAPTER 8
X Window
Connections
If your thin client contains this software option, then this chapter
describes how to create and edit X Window connections.
Configuring X Window connections
Note: This manual is intended to cover a number of different thin
client models. Depending upon the software version included with
your thin client, you may not have the X Window Connections client available. (For a listing of clients included with each model, see
“NeoLinux software builds” on page 11.)
An X Window connection allows you to connect to XDM servers
for remote X desktops. After clicking the add button in ezConnect,
follow these steps to properly setup a new X Window connection.
Note: Certain dialogs in the Add X Window Connection wizard
contain “Use Main Desktop Settings” checkboxes. By enabling this
option, Main Desktop Settings checkboxes will equate to the corresponding Appliance properties Desktop setting (see “Desktop settings” on page 52).
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Creating an X
Window connection
1 In the Add Connection
dialog, select X Window
from the drop-down
menu. When finished,
click OK.
2 Enter a
name for
your X Window connection. When
finished,
click Next.
3 In the Enter
XDM Server
dialog, enter
the name of
the XDM
server to
connect to,
and then specify the type of X connection you are creating. When
finished, click Next.
Note: There
are four
types of
XDM sessions:
direct,
chooser,
indirect, and
broadcast.
• Direct
requires
specifying the
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server you will connect to using this connection.
• Chooser presents you a list of possible servers at connection
time. This list consists of a combination of servers located by
a broadcast and servers specified by an administrator in the
Server Settings dialog (for more information about preconfiguring XDM server lists, see “X Window tab” on page 50.)
• Indirect works similarly to direct, but allows the specified
server to redirect you to another server.
• Broadcast will connect to the first server that responds to a
location broadcast.
4 In the Configure Display Settings dialog, adjust the display reso-
lution and color palette. Additionally, you can enable a screen
saver and determine the type and timeout.
The display settings for X Window connections can be any
desired resolution and color depth supported by the thin client,
even if they are different from the ones set in ezConnect for the
standard thin client desktop. However, setting different resolutions can increase the time required to switch between connections / sessions.
When finished, click
Next.
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5 Enter the
font server
and the font
server port
to be used.
When finished, click
Next.
6 In the Select
Mouse
Options dialog specify
and test your
input device
settings.
When finished, click
Next.
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7
In the Configure VNC
Settings dialog, you can
opt to allow
or disallow
shadowing
of the thin
client by
specifying
the Query
Settings, and
specify one
of three different Connection Priority choices.When finished, or, to not enable these
options, click Next. (For a complete explanation of this dialog,
view the VNC Shadow description on Page 37 of this document.)
8 In the Star-
tup Options
dialog, you
can select
whether this
connection is
to automatically start at
startup, and/
or automatically restart
if it becomes
disconnected.
When finished, or, to not enable these options, click Finish.
The X Window connection will appear in the ezConnect connection
list.
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Editing an X
Window connection
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When editing
an X Window
connection, you
are presented
with a tabbed
dialog, with
each tab corresponding to the
series of dialogs contained
in the Add X
Window connection wizard.
For specific
information
concerning the
detailed settings contained in these tabs, refer to the Creating an X
Window connection instructions above.
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CHAPTER 9
IBM 3270/5250
Emulator for NeoLinux
Use this chapter to find out how to create and edit IBM 3270/5250
terminal emulator connections if your software installation
includes the optional IBM software.
Overview
This manual is intended to cover a number of different thin client
models. Depending upon the software version installed on your
thin client, you may not have the IBM 3270/5250 Terminal Emulator client available. (For a listing of standard clients included with
different model packages, see “NeoLinux software builds” on page
11.) However, your System Administrator may also have added the
IBM 3270/5250 terminal emulator software to your thin client
using a snap-in.
How to determine if
the IBM 3270/5250
terminal emulator
client is installed in
your software
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT
+ END.
2 Click the Add button or select Connection | Add.
3 In the Add Connection dialog open the drop-down menu.
4 If you see “IBM Emulator Terminal Connection” in the list of
available connection types, then the IBM 3270/5250 emulator
client is installed.
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What are IBM 3270
and 5250
emulations?
Instead of using dedicated text terminals to access applications running on IBM AS/400® computers and IBM S/390® computers, customers can use terminal emulation software to communicate to those
host computers. The terminal emulation software communicates to the
host computers by mimicking the display of the original text terminals,
(on the client device) and mimicking the behavior of the text terminal
with respect to data exchanged with the host computer.
IBM® developed this IBM 3270/5250 emulator software package
originally for IBM Network Station thin clients, and later ported it for
IBM NetVista N2200 and N2800 thin clients. Unique among the various 3270/5250 emulator software packages available today, only this
one was developed at IBM by IBM 3270/5250 programmers.
How do I know
which emulation I
need?
IBM 5250 emulation mode is used to access IBM AS/400® applications.
IBM 3270 emulation mode is used to access IBM S/390® applications.
IBM 3270/5250 Emulator Setup Wizard
Creating an IBM
3270/5250
Emulator
connection
1 In the Add Connection
dialog, select IBM Emulator Terminal Connection from the drop-down
menu. When finished,
click OK.
2 In the Specify Name,
Server, and Emulation
dialog, enter a name for your connection, the name or lP address of
a server where you will connect, and the emulation you plan to use.
When finished, click Next or Finish.
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Note: By clicking the Finish button at the end of this step or any
subsequent step, a connection will be created using default settings for the remaining options.
Select either
IBM 3270
or
IBM 5250
3 In the Star-
tup
Options
dialog, you
can select
whether
this connection is
to automatically start
whenever
the thin client starts
(or restarts), and/or automatically restart the connection if it
becomes disconnected. When finished, or, to not enable these
options, click Next or Finish.
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4 In the Spec-
ify Windows Size
and Location dialog,
enable Full
Screen for
the emulator session
to completely fill
the thin client monitor, or deselect the Full Screen box to set initial window size and
placement.
Full Screen operations
When Full Screen is enabled, the emulator session is displayed
on the thin client desktop, identical to the corresponding text terminal. No window borders or controls are visible on screen,
although the mouse can be used to interact with menus, pop-up
configuration dialogs, and help screens. (For more about full
screen operations, see “Full screen operations with IBM 3270/
5250 Emulator” on page 96.)
When you have finished defining the window size and location,
click Next or Finish.
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5 In the
Optional
Advanced
Settings
dialog, type
any information
required
for the connection
being
defined.
When finished, click Finish.
Session Title. You can enter the name of the session being
defined, if you choose it to be different from the name that
appears in ezConnect connection manager. For windowed sessions, the session title will appear in the title bar of the session’s
window. If nothing is entered in this field, the name defined in
step 2 above will appear in the title bar of a windowed session.
Emulator User ID. You can enter a user ID that will be passed
to the host server when the connection starts.
Emulator Password. You can enter a password that matches the
user ID entered in the field above. In combination, the user ID
and password can allow a thin client to automatically log on to a
server using 3270 or 5250 emulation when the connection has
been set to automatically start or to automatically reconnect if
disconnected. See step 3, above.
Other Parameters. Optional startup parameters entered in this
field will be passed to the host server when the connection starts.
The IBM Emulator connection will appear in the ezConnect connection list, with the name entered in step 2, above.
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Editing an IBM 3270/5250 Emulator connection
When editing an IBM 3270/5250 Emulator connection, you are presented with a tabbed dialog with each tab corresponding to the series
of dialogs contained in the Add IBM Terminal Connection wizard.
(For specific information concerning the detailed settings contained
in these tabs, refer to the Creating an IBM Terminal Connection wizard instructions above.)
Full screen operations with IBM 3270/5250 Emulator
What is full screen
mode?
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You can set any IBM 3270/5250 Emulator connection to appear as a
full screen desktop. Instead of having the connection session appear
inside a window on the NeoLinux desktop, the full screen connection fills the entire screen. For many users who are accustomed to
working with standard text terminals, full-screen mode is less con-
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IBM 3270/5250 Emulator for NeoLinux
fusing; it looks identical to the text terminal screen they have used in
the past.
IBM 5250 Emulator in Full Screen Mode
How do you set full
screen mode?
You specify whether a specific connection is to appear in full screen
mode when you create the connection. (See Step 2 in “Creating an
IBM 3270/5250 Emulator connection” on page 92.) You can change
a connection from windowed to full screen mode by editing the connection in ezConnect, and clicking on the Window tab.
Moving between
simultaneous full
screen connections
Moving between multiple, simultaneously active IBM Emulator full
screen sessions is accomplished by using the NeoLinux desktop hotkeys:
To...
Press...
Display the ezConnect Manager desktop
Ctrl + Alt + End
Display the next/previous active session
Ctrl + Alt + ↑ or ↓
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Starting new
sessions in full
screen mode
To prevent new sessions from being lost behind other full-screen sessions, new sessions cannot be created from within a full-screen connection session. (Note that the New 5250 Command menu item is
not available in the screen shot, above.) To create multiple full
screen sessions, use ezConnect connection manager to create multiple sessions, each one with a unique name.
Windowed operations with IBM 3270/5250 Emulator
You can also
define IBM
3270/5250
Emulator connections to
appear as a
windowed
application on
the NeoLinux
desktop. Deselect the Full
Screen checkbox in the
setup wizard
and select your
desired window size and offset parameters.
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IBM 3270 Emulator in Windowed Mode
Moving between
windowed
connections
Starting new
sessions in
windowed mode
Moving between windowed IBM Emulator sessions (and other
NeoLinux active connections) is accomplished by using the
NeoLinux desktop hotkeys:
To...
Press...
Display the ezConnect Manager desktop
Ctrl + Alt + End
Display the next/previous active session
Ctrl + Alt + ↑ or ↓
Change window focus on current desktop
Ctrl + Alt + Tab
You can create new sessions from within an active windowed IBM
3270/5250 Emulator connection by clicking on the Command menu
and selecting New 3270 (or 5250) Session (as shown in the screen
shot, above).
Detailed help on IBM 3270/5250 Emulator software
The IBM 3270/5250 Emulator software contains extensive, contextsensitive help files. To access help for the emulator software, click
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the Help menu on the menu bar. The Help dialog can also be
accessed from within preferences dialogs.
Global IBM Emulator settings
Click Settings | Connection properties | Global IBM Settings to
access a tabbed dialog used to customize settings that apply to all
IBM 3270/5250 Emulator connections defined on your thin client.
Different global settings can be applied to 3270 emulations and 5250
emulations separately.
Many of the settings can be used to lock down the emulator to prevent the unauthorized user from accessing sensitive menus and features.
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Precedence of
settings
Settings made in the Global IBM Terminal Settings dialogs affect all
connections made using the IBM 3270/5250 Emulator software.
However, connection-specific settings take precedence over conflicting global settings.
For example, if you define an Emulation User ID in the Global IBM
Terminal Settings dialog for 3270 emulations, you can override that
ID for a specific connection by entering a different ID in the connection setup wizard (see “Creating an IBM 3270/5250 Emulator connection” on page 92).
Accessing Global
IBM Emulator
settings
1 If ezConnect isn’t on screen, simultaneously press CTRL + ALT +
END.
2 Select Settings | Connection properties | Global IBM Terminal
Settings.
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3270 Emulation
global settings
Click on the 3270 Settings tab. The available settings include:
• Key Mapping - Enabled (default), Disabled, or Hidden
• Keypad Capability - Yes (default), Keypad use only, or Hidden
• Record/Playback - Enabled (default), Playback only, or Hidden
• Custom Colors - Basic, Advanced (default), Disabled, or Hidden
• Appearance - Key for Enter - Enter Key (default), or Control
•
•
•
•
•
•
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Key
Appearance - Desktop file - Yes (default), Yes - read only, or No
Allow use of - Command menu - Yes (default), No - allow
close, or Hidden
Allow use of - Print menu - Yes (default), No menu - keyboard
only, or Hidden
Allow use of - Font menu - Yes (default), No, or No - no resize/
move
Allow use of - Edit Menu - Checkbox (enabled by default)
Allow use of - Option Menu - Checkbox (enabled by default)
Global IBM Emulator settings
IBM 3270/5250 Emulator for NeoLinux
• Allow use of - New Session IP Window - Checkbox (enabled by
•
•
•
•
•
5250 Emulation
global settings
default)
Allow use of - Help Menu - Checkbox (enabled by default)
Allow use of - Misc Prefs - Checkbox (enabled by default)
Emulator User ID - Text field
Emulator Password - Text field (password disguised)
Other Parameters - Text field
Click on the 5250 Settings tab. The available settings include:
• Key Mapping - Enabled (default), Disabled, or Hidden
• Keypad Capability - Yes (default), Keypad use only, or Hidden
• Record/Playback - Enabled (default), Playback only, or Hidden
• Custom Colors - Basic, Advanced (default), Disabled, or Hidden
• Appearance - 132 Columns - Checkbox (enabled by default)
• Appearance - Column Separators - Checkbox (disabled by
default)
Global IBM Emulator settings
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• Appearance - Desktop file - Yes (default), Yes - read only, or No
• Allow use of - Command menu - Yes (default), No - allow
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
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close, or Hidden
Allow use of - Print menu - Yes (default), No menu - keyboard
only, or Hidden
Allow use of - Font menu - Yes (default), No, or No - no resize/
move
Allow use of - Edit Menu - Checkbox (enabled by default)
Allow use of - Option Menu - Checkbox (enabled by default)
Allow use of - Help Menu - Checkbox (enabled by default)
Allow use of - New Session IP Window - Checkbox (enabled by
default)
Allow use of - Control Menu - Checkbox (enabled by default)
Allow use of - Misc Prefs - Checkbox (enabled by default)
Emulator User ID - Text field
Emulator Password - Text field (password disguised)
Other Parameters - Text field
Global IBM Emulator settings
IBM 3270/5250 Emulator for NeoLinux
Locale tab
The Locale tab allows the user to select the keyboard layout and
input locale.
Keyboard Layout
• Local Keyboard – Emulator will use the keyboard layout specified in the Settings | Desktop | Keyboard menu dialog. (See
“Desktop Settings - Keyboard” on page 53.)
• Other layouts – Other language keyboard layouts are available
in the drop-down menu: Belgian, Brazilian, Canadian, Canadian
French, Danish, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Latin American, Norwegian, Portuguese, Spanish, Swedish, Swiss French,
Swiss German, United Kingdom, and US English.
Input Locale
This setting controls the language used in the IBM 3270/5250 Emulator user interface (menu bar, dialogs, etc.). It also controls the character set code page used to encode and decode the character traffic to
and from the server.
The available options are: English (US - default), English (United
Kingdom), Danish, Dutch (Belgium), Dutch (Netherlands), Finnish,
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French (Belgium), French (Canada), French (France), French (Switzerland), German (Germany), German (Switzerland), Italian (Italy),
Italian (Switzerland), Norwegian, Portuguese (Brazil), Portuguese
(Portugal), Spanish (Latin America), Spanish (Spain), and Swedish.
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NeoLinux User Manual
CHAPTER 10
Custom
Connections
If your thin client has this software option, then this chapter
describes how to create a Custom connection.
Configuring custom connections
Note: This manual is intended to cover a number of different thin
client models. Depending upon the software version included with
your thin client, you may not have the option of configuring a custom connection.
A Custom connection allows the user to define an executable command that is run as if from a command line to start a connection.
After clicking the Add button in ezConnect, follow these steps to
properly setup a Custom connection.
Creating a Custom
connection
1 In the Add Connection
dialog, select Custom
Connection from the
drop-down menu.
When finished, click
OK.
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2 In the Specify Name
and Command, enter
the name for your
connection, and the
executable command
to use to start your
custom connection.
When finished, click
Next or Finish.
Note: By clicking
the Finish button at
the end of this step, or any subsequent step, a connection will be
created using default settings for the remaining options.
Example of a custom connection
To create a custom connection that spawns a window with a vi-like
text editor, enter the following in the Command field:
rxvt -e vi
This will produce a
windowed connection that looks like
this:
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Custom Connections
3 In the Startup
Options dialog,
you can select
whether this connection is to automatically start at
startup, and/or
automatically
restart if it
becomes disconnected. When finished, or, to not enable these options, click Finish.
The Custom connection will appear in the ezConnect connection list.
Editing a Custom
connection
When editing a Custom connection, you are presented with a tabbed
dialog, with each tab corresponding to the series of dialogs contained in the Add Custom Connection wizard. (For specific information concerning the detailed settings contained in these tabs, refer to
the Creating a Custom connection instructions above.)
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NeoLinux User Manual
CHAPTER 11
TeemTalk Terminal
Emulation Connections
If your thin client includes the optional TeemTalk software, then
this chapter describes how to create and edit TeemTalk Terminal
Emulation connections.
Configuring TeemTalk terminal emulation connections
Alphanumeric Emulations
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
ADDS A2
AIXTerm
ANSI BBS
AT 386
AT&T 4410
Bull BQ 3107/7107
Data General DG410
DEC VT52, VT100, VT101,
VT102, VT125, VT131,
VT132, VT220, VT240,
VT320, VT340, VT400-7,
VT400-8, VT420
DOC 18
Hazeltine HZ 1500
Hewlett Packard 2392A,
2622A, 700/92
IBM 3151, 3270 2, 3, 4, 5
NVT Mode, 3270E, and 5250
• ICL 7561
• McDonnell Douglas Prism -8,
-9, -12
• Microcolor 2200
• Prime PT250
• SCO Console
• Siemens 97801
• Stratus V102
• Tandem 6526, 6530
• Televideo 910+, 920, 925, 950,
955
• Viewdata 40, 80, Split
• WYSE 50, 50+, 60
Graphic Emulations
• DEC VT340 (ReGIS)
• IBM 3270
• Retrographics VT640
• Tektronix 4010, 4014
• Westward 2119
Note: This manual is intended to cover a number of different thin
client models. Depending upon the software version included with
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your thin client, you may not have the TeemTalk Terminal Emulation
client available. (For a listing of clients included with each model, see
“NeoLinux software builds” on page 11.)
TeemTalk allows you to access mainframes or minicomputers. The
TeemTalk Terminal Emulation connection differs from the Basic terminal connection by offering advanced functionality, such as printing,
macros, and scripting. TeemTalk includes more than 30 alphanumeric
and graphic terminal emulations.
After you have clicked the Add button in ezConnect, follow these steps
to properly setup a TeemTalk Terminal Emulation connection.
Creating a
TeemTalk Terminal
Emulation
connection
1 In the Add Connection
dialog, select TeemTalk
Terminal Emulation from
the drop-down menu.
When finished, click OK.
2 In the Specify Name,
Host, and Emulation dialog, enter a name for
your connection, a name or lP address of a host to connect to
(optional), and the emulation you would like to use. When finished,
click Next or Finish.
Note: By
clicking the
Finish button
at the end of
this step, or
any subsequent step, a
connection
will be cre-
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ated using default settings for the remaining options.
3 In the Star-
tup Options
dialog, you
can select
whether this
connection is
to automatically start at
system boot,
and/or automatically
restart the
connection
after it has become disconnected. When finished, click Next or
Finish.
4 At the Modify User Interface dialog, choose the settings to be
applied to the TeemTalk user interface. Check the box of the corresponding option to set the feature.
• Menu Bar Items - Allows you to customize the menu bar displayed at the top of the TeemTalk Terminal window. You can
hide the entire Menu Bar, or disable one or more of the individual menus (File, Settings, and Help) or the Quit button on
the Menu Bar.
• Actions On Host Close - Lets you customize what occurs
when a terminal emulation session is closed. You can Exit
TeemTalk, Stay Alive (keep TeemTalk running without a session), Reconnect, or have a choice dialog that allows the user
to choose what will occur.
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• Toolbars -
Permits
you to hide
the toolbars in the
TeemTalk
Terminal
window.
You can
disable the
Status Bar,
Scroll Bar,
and the Soft Buttons.
When finished customizing the user interface, if necessary, click
Next or Finish.
5 In the
Optional
Advanced
Settings dialog, type any
command line
options you
choose to
append to the
TeemTalk
executable
command.
When finished, click Finish.
(For a list of the advanced command-line options that might be
entered in the Options field, click on the Help button.)
Note: The Use Local Keyboard option (selected by default)
causes your keyboard to be automatically configured using the
Keyboard Locale setting in the General Settings dialog (see
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Desktop Settings dialog on page 53). Unchecking this option
will require users to configure their keyboard for the TeemTalk
connection manually.
The TeemTalk Terminal Emulation connection will appear in the
ezConnect connection list.
Editing a TeemTalk
Terminal Emulation
connection
When editing a
TeemTalk Terminal Emulation
connection, you
are presented
with a tabbed
dialog, with each
tab corresponding to the series
of dialogs contained in the Add
Terminal Connection wizard.
(For specific
information concerning the detailed settings contained in these tabs,
refer to the Creating a TeemTalk Terminal connection instructions
above).
Printing text
screens
You can print TeemTalk text screens to a printer directly attached to
your thin client. (Your System Administrator can configure your thin
client to print to a network printer.) The local printer must be powered on and not currently printing other files.
Setting up a text
printer
Before printing to a locally attached printer, configure TeemTalk to
use a locally-defined printer.
• While running TeemTalk, select File | Printer Setup.
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• Select the appropriate printer
from the available printers
selection.
Note: The printer names that
appear in the Text Printer Settings dialog are created using
the NeoLinux Printer Setup
utility.
• If the status bar is turned on
(Settings | VT/ANSI/SCO dialog, Status Line = Indicator), Printer Ready appears when the settings
have been made.
• Select File | Save Settings in order to save the printer configuration for use in future sessions.
• When printing a
screen after setting up
the TeemTalk Printer
configuration with
multiple printers,
NeoLinux will pop up
a printer selection confirmation screen. Click
OK to continue printing. If a single printer
is defined, the print
job will be sent to the
defined printer without opening the Printer Selection pop-up.
For more information about setting up local printers in NeoLinux,
see “Using the NeoLinux Print Manager utility” on page 121.
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NeoLinux User Manual
CHAPTER 12
Using the NeoLinux
Desktop
This chapter explains how to use the NeoLinux desktop to manage
your program windows.
Getting Started
Overview
Many other competing thin clients only use full screen connections,
requiring you to know keyboard short-cuts to switch between multiple connections. NeoLinux thin clients, in addition to offering full
screen connections, also allow you to create windowed connections, so you can toggle between screens at the click of a mouse.
After
you
start a
windowed
connection,
that
connection
will
appear
on the
NeoLin
ux
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desktop. The NeoLinux desktop is a graphical user interface that lets
you manage multiple windows.
Using the Taskbar
The NeoLinux taskbar is a movable control bar. Every open Windows connection and NeoLinux window has a taskbar button.
• To open the Neoware menu, click the Neoware button on the
taskbar. Then click a menu item to select it.
To open the NeoLinux menu,
click the Neoware button.
To select a window, click its
taskbar button.
• To select a window or connection, (even when it isn’t on the
Note
Your system administrator can hide the
NeoLinux taskbar so
that it appears as a thin
line. When you point to
this line, the taskbar
appears. When you
point away from taskbar, the taskbar hides
again.
Using the Desktop
Divider
current NeoLinux desktop) left-click its taskbar button. To learn
how to use NeoLinux windows, see page 119.
• To move the taskbar, middle-click and drag the edge of the taskbar beyond the middle of the desktop. Then release the mouse
button, and the taskbar moves to the top or bottom.
• To resize the taskbar, left-click and drag an edge of the taskbar.
As you open more windows, you may want to enlarge the taskbar
to make its buttons more readable.
• To display the window properties, right-click its taskbar button.
To close a Properties box, click it.
The Desktop Divider, residing on the right hand side of the taskbar,
is a miniature representation of four desktops, in which you can open
and move NeoLinux windows. In effect, the Desktop Divider quadruples the work space available on the NeoLinux desktop.
• To display a NeoLinux desktop, left-click one of the colored
squares in the Desktop Divider to access the desktop it represents.
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Using the NeoLinux Desktop
• To move windows between NeoLinux desktops, Left-click on
the computer icon in the upper left-hand corner of the window
you would like to move. Highlight the Move to desk option in the
drop-down menu, and then from the drill down menu select a
Desk to place the window.
Using NeoLinux Windows
Using the window
controls
FYI
The title bar displays
the name of the program in the window.
When it’s highlighted,
the window is active,
meaning the keyboard and mouse
interact with that program.
Each program on the NeoLinux desktop operates in a separate window that you can maximize, minimize, and move.
Menu Button
Minimize
Title Bar
Maximize
Close
Window Control Menu
• To display the Window Control menu, click the Menu button.
Then click a menu command. For example, click Move, drag the
window, and then click the pointer at the desired position.
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• To reduce a window to a taskbar button, click its Minimize
•
•
•
•
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button (-), or select minimize from the drop-down menu. To
reopen the window, click its taskbar button.
To fill the desktop with a window, click its Maximize button
(❒), or select maximize from the drop-down menu.
To close a window and its program(s), left-click its Close button (X), or select close from the drop-down menu.
To move a window, left-click and drag its title bar. Or click and
drag a window edge or corner with the middle or right mouse buttons.
To resize a window, left-click and drag an edge or corner.
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NeoLinux User Manual
CHAPTER 13
Using the NeoLinux Print
Manager utility
This chapter explains how to use the NeoLinux Print Manager utility to create printers and manage local print jobs.
Getting Started
Overview
The NeoLinux Print Manager utility allows the administrator to
define printers in the local thin client device. Once defined, local
printers can be used by software running in the thin client (such as
TeemTalk and Netscape Navigator), can be used by network
resources (servers or other devices printing using lpd for remote
printing), and can be used by Windows servers through ICA and
RDP connections.
Since the Print Manager utility saves the configuration settings in
the NeoLinux registry, printers can be defined on one thin client
and those settings can be copied and cloned to other thin clients
running NeoLinux (Rel. 3.0 or later). Using ezRemote Manager or
ezUpdate, configurations are easily duplicated from one device to
hundreds or thousands of others.
When used in a secured, production environment, unauthorized end
users cannot change printer configurations, but can access the Print
Queue Manager in order to trouble-shoot any printing problems.
Accessing NeoLinux
Print Manager utility
1 If the ezConnect Connection Manager isn’t on screen, simulta-
neously press CTRL + ALT + END.
2 Select Settings | Appliance properties | Printers.
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The Printer Settings dialog will open.
Locally defined printers (and in some cases, locally defined printer
ports) appear listed in the Printer Settings dialog. The information
that is displayed for each printer:
• Printer Name – The name of the printer as defined when created
in the Print Manager utility.
• Type – The type of printer, whether it is defined as Local (a
printer attached to the thin client) or Network LPD Printer (a
printer available through LPD via an IP address).
• Default – If a printer has been defined as the default printer, Yes
will appear in this column.
For more information about using Print Manager printers from
within NeoLinux local client applications, see:
• For RDP 5 connections, see page 72.
• For Netscape Navigator connections, see “Printing Netscape
pages” on page 79.
• For TeemTalk host access terminal emulation connections, see
“Printing text screens” on page 115.
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Using the NeoLinux Print Manager utility
Adding printers using Print Manager
Open Print
Manager utility
See “Accessing NeoLinux Print Manager utility” on page 121 for
directions on opening Print Manager.
Adding a local
printer
A local printer
is one attached
to one of the
ports on the
thin client
device.
NeoLinux supports printers
connected to
the parallel
port, to the
serial ports, to
the USB ports,
and also
allows you to define a port by selecting Other.
FYI
The Print Manager utility generates NeoLinux’s
printcap file dynamically. Use the Advanced
Information dialog to
enter custom entries you
would normally make in
the printcap file.
Note: Do not make edits to a local printcap file in this version of
NeoLinux. The printcap file is generated dynamically from registry
entries when the Print Manager starts at device startup, and after
changes in the Print Manager utility. Special entries can be made
using the Additional printcap entries section on the Advanced Information dialog.
To add a new printer, click Add.
General Printer Information
In the Add A Printer: General Printer Information dialog, set the following configuration settings:
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• Printer name [required] – This is the name of the printer that
will be displayed in the Select Printer dialog. Each printer that
you define must have a unique name. Spaces may be used in
printer names, but the following characters may not be used:
/ \:$&?"<>|#[]’
This entry creates the following lines for this printer in the
dynamically-generated printcap file:
<Printer name>:\
:sd=/var/spool/lpd/<Printer name>:\
If this printer is set as the default printer, then the first line of the
entry will be:
lp|<Printer name>:\
• Local printer [required] – This button must be selected to add a
local printer to the thin client.
• Port [required] – Select the port to which the printer is attached.
Choices are: Parallel, Serial 1, Serial 2, USB, and Other.
• Device Name [required] – The device name is automatically populated based on the choice made in the Port field, except for
Other.
Parallel – /dev/lp0
Serial 1 – /dev/ttyS0
Serial 2 – /dev/ttyS1
USB – /dev/usb
Other – [empty]
The administrator may change the default device names if
desired, as long as they are valid device names to NeoLinux.
When Other is chosen in the Port field, then the administrator
must enter a device name in this field.
This entry creates the following line for this printer in the dynamically-generated printcap file:
:lp=/dev/<Device Name>:\
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• Enable direct printing (Streaming LPD) [optional] – When
selected, this checkbox sets the Print Manager utility to send an
incoming print job (coming from a remote LPD service) directly
to the defined printer port instead of saving it as a file in the print
spool directory. This setting is most often used when large print
files are typically associated with a specific printer and those files
typically exceed the available space on the thin client’s Flash disk
for writing spool files.
When selected, this entry creates the following line for this
printer in the dynamically-generated printcap file:
:dp:\
Click Next.
Advanced Information
The Advanced
Information
dialog provides settings
that are important if you
intend to use
the locallydefined printer
with ICA or
RDP connections, or if you
need to customize the
printcap file entries for the printer.
Note: Do not make edits to a local printcap file in this version of
NeoLinux. The printcap file is generated dynamically from registry
entries when the Print Manager starts at device startup, and after
changes in the Print Manager utility. Special entries can be made
using the Additional printcap entries section on the Advanced Information dialog.
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• Filter [default: Raw]– For most printers, the default Raw setting
will be satisfactory.
Raw – The printer spool file/stream is fed to the printer port without filtering or other modification. Printers other than text-only or
PostScript printers will require a printer driver to be executed on
the print-job-generating computer in order create the raw print
data that is fed to the printer.
Text – The setting to choose for text-only printers, the Text filter
(/usr/sbin/crlf-filter) inserts a CR characters before a trailing LF
characters before sending the data to the printer port.
When selected, this entry creates the following line for this
printer in the dynamically-generated printcap file:
:if=/usr/sbin/crlf-filter:\
Custom – Allows free-form definition of a print filter that should
be used for this printer. For an example, see Custom filter, immediately following this.
• Custom filter – This entry is used only when Custom is selected
in the Filter field. The filter may be a script, in which case the
path to the script should be entered in the Custom filter field. If
you have installed the ghostscript snap-in, and are setting up a
non-PostScript printer (Epson C40US), then you might enter the
following in the Custom Filter field:
/usr/local/bin/gs -q -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE
-sDEVICE\=stp -sModel\escp2-c40us
-dDensity\=0.8 -r1440x720 -dImageType\2
-sOutputFile\=- -
In this case, the print file would be sent to ghostscript for processing, along with the command-line settings detailed in the text
string.
When not blank, this entry creates the following line for this
printer in the dynamically-generated printcap file:
:if=/tmp/config/<Printer name>:\
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And a corresponding script file (/tmp/config/<Printer name>) is
generated that contains the contents of the Custom filter field. For
example, the example above for the Epson C40US generates a
file:
#!/bin/sh
/usr/local/bin/gs -q -dSAFER -dNOPAUSE -sDEVICE\=stp
-sModel\escp2-c40us -dDensity\=0.8 -r1440x720 -dImageType\2
-sOutputFile\=- -
• Windows printer driver [default: <blank>] – This entry must be
completed when a locally-defined printer is intended for use by
Windows server applications through either ICA or RDP connections. The value entered here is passed by the thin client software
back to the Windows application server in order to identify which
Windows printer driver should be used to prepare the print job.
Depending upon how the server software is configured, a printer
properly configured using the Windows printer driver can be
made automatically available to end-users when connecting from
the thin client.
The text value
entered in the
Windows printer
driver field must
match exactly
(including spaces
and capitalization
of characters) the
name of the printer
Exactly copy this
driver name into
driver on the Winthe Windows
dows application
printer driver field.
server. In Windows 2000 Server,
this name appears as Driver on the printer properties Advanced
tab.
When not blank, this entry creates the following line for this
printer in the dynamically-generated printcap file:
:wd=<Windows printer driver>:
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• Maximum file size [default: <blank>] – This entry allows the
administrator to specify a size limit for the print file when
spooled. The default blank value, or zero (“0”), results in an
unlimited spool file size.
When blank, this entry creates the following line for this printer
in the dynamically-generated printcap file:
:mx#0:\
• Additional printcap
entries [default: empty] –
This field allows administrators to add other entries
into the dynamically-generated printcap file.
Instead of directly editing a printcap file, click Add to open the Add Printcap Items dialog. Be sure to include the colon (“:”) at each end of an
expression. However, the escaped newline (“\”) is not required at
the end of the entry.
Click OK to enter the printcap item.
When not blank, this entry creates a line for this printer in the
dynamically-generated printcap file exactly as entered. For example, an entry of “:sf:” produces:
:sf:
Click Finish to return to the Print Manager utility dialog.
Saving changes
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Click on OK to save the newly created printer(s). The Print Manager
must restart print services in order to make the changes.
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Using the NeoLinux Print Manager utility
Adding a network
printer
You can also
define a
printer in Print
Manager that
is connected to
your network
and addressable by IP
address, and
which is
accessible
through an
LPD service.
Many network printers include an LPD capability built-in to the device. The
example shown above is for that type of network printer.
• Network address – Enter the IP address of the network printer or
LPD server.
This entry creates the following line for this printer in the dynamically-generated printcap file (using the IP address of 10.10.30.1):
:rm=10.10.30.1:\
• Remote queue – For an LPD server, enter the queue name. For a
network printer that is not using a queue, enter “<none>.”
This entry creates the following line for this printer in the dynamically-generated printcap file (using the queue name “<none>”):
:rp=<none>:\
Click Next for the Advanced Information dialog.
For details on the settings on the Advanced Information dialog, see
“Advanced Information” on page 125.
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Security in Print Manager
After the configuration password is set on a NeoLinux thin client,
then only a user with that password can add, edit, or delete printers
defined in Print Manager.
All users have
access to the
Print Manager
utility dialog.
But if the user
clicks on Add,
Edit, or Remove,
then the configuration password
must be provided in the
resulting dialog
before completing the action.
Printer Jobs dialog
Because all users
may need to
trouble-shoot
print problems,
access to the
Printer Jobs dialog is not
restricted. Highlight a printer.
Click View jobs.
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If a job has not started and must be cancelled, highlight the job name
and click Remove.
The Printer status field shows responses from the printer.
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Numerics
10BaseT Ethernet 17
3270/5250, emulations, IBM 91
enabling 29
automatic configuration, ezUpdate 28
B
A
About Status 33, 57
active windows, defined 119
ADDS A2 111
Ad-Hoc mode 38
Aixterm 111
alphanumeric emulations 111
ANSI BBS 111
Appliance Properties
Date and Time 51
Appliance properties
Console 55
desktop settings 52
Factory Reset 55
Messages 55
Printers 47
Servers 49
Sound 48
AS/400, IBM 5250 terminal emulation 92
AT 386 111
AT&T 4410 111
audio
ICA connections 65
Auto Sense, network adapter link speed 26
Automatic configuration and software updates,
back panel connections 16
bar code scanners 16, 17
Basic Terminal 81
connections
adding 82
creating 82
editing 84
BOOTP 23
Broadcast Address 26
Broadcast address 58
Bull BQ 3107 111
C
Channel 38
Citrix Server 62
COM ports 16
configuration, automatic 28
connecting
back panel ports 16
cables and monitor 17
modems 17
monitors 17
network cables 17
peripherals 17
printers 16, 17
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connections
adding 42
basic temrinal 82
Custom 107
ICA 61
Netscape 75
RDP 5 69
TeemTalk 112
X Window 86
Basic Terminal 81
copying 43
creating 42
basic terminal 82
Custom 107
Netscape 75
X Window 86
Custom 107
deleting 43
editing 42
basic terminal 84
Custom 109
ICA 65
Netscape 78
RDP 5 73
X Window 89, 90
editing TeemTalk 115
ending 44
establishing 43
managing 41
Netscape 75
RDP 5 69
running 43
session management 44
TeemTalk Terminal emulation 112
using 43
X Window 85
Console 55
Console window
opening
from ezConnect 55
CPU 58
Custom connections
134
Index
adding 107
creating 107
editing 109
D
Data General DG410 111
date, setting 51
DEC 111
DEC VT52, VT100, VT101, VT102, VT125,
VT131, VT132, VT220, VT240,
VT320, VT340, VT400-7*, VT400-8*,
VT420 111
Default Domain 27, 59
Default Gateway 28
Desktop Divider
using 118
Desktop Settings 52
DHCP
tag, setting ezUpdate server information 29
DHCP (Dynamic Host Configuration Protocol)
defined 23
DHCP/BOOTP server 24
DOC 18 111
Domain Name Server, adding addresses 27
Domain Name Service (DNS)
defined 26
dynamic network addressing 24
E
Encryption 38
Ethernet connector 17
ezConnect 10, 41
appliance properties 45
connection properties 55
copying connections 43
creating connections 42
deleting connections 43
displaying connection manager 42
editing connections 42
ending connections 44
managing connections 41
running connections 43
session management 44
using connections 43
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ezUpdate
appliance profile 30
script file 30
ezUpdate, automatic configuration 28
F
F2 hot key, Network Settings 23
F3 hot key, accessing information about
status 33, 57
F3 key, to display thin client information 24
F3, hot key access to About Status 19
Factory Reset 55
Firewall Options 65
Flash drive, with ICA 19
G
Gateway address 26
Global ICA Settings 55
Advanced tab 56
Drive Mapping tab 56
Firewall tab 56
Hotkeys tab 56
Preferences tab
keyboard layout/type 55
ports and devices 55
Server tab 56
Window tab 56
graphics emulations 111
H
Hazeltine 1500 111
help menu item, IBM 3270/5250 Emulation
software 100
Hewlett Packard 2392A, 2622A, 700/92 111
hostname 59
Hostname, DNS setting 26
hotkeys
moving between full screen sessions 97
moving between windowed connections 99
I
IBM 3151 111
IBM 3270 Models 2, 3, 4, 5 NVT Mode 111
IBM 5250 111
Index
ICA (Independent Computing Architecture) 61
audio settings 65
connections
editing 65
Global ICA Settings 55
overview 12
ICL 7561 111
Infrastructure mode 38
IP Address 25
IP address 58
K
kernel version 58
keyboard
connecting 16
KB port
location 16
setting 55
Keyboard layout 55
L
LAN 16
Link Speed 26
lpr
Netscape Navigator Print Command entry 79
M
MAC address, as part of default Client Name 26
McDonnell Douglas Prism-8, Prism-9 111
Messages 55
MetaFrame 12, 61
Microcolor 2200 111
Minimize button (Neoware windows) 120
modems 16
connecting 17
monitor
connecting 17
Monitor port 16
mouse devices
connecting 16
PS/2 type 16
USB type 16
Mouse settings
PS/2 53
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USB 53
N
nameserver 59
Nameservers, adding addresses 27
NeoLinux
desktop divider 118
desktops
displaying 118
moving windows between 119
using 117
taskbar 118
hiding 118
moving 118
opening active windows 118
properties box 118
windows 119
closing 120
maximizing 120
minimizing 120
moving 120
resizing 120
Neoware
technical support 13
Web site 13
Netscape 75
connections
adding 75
creating 75
editing 78
kiosk mode 76
preferences editor 77
printing from 79
Network Mask 25
Network mask 58
Network Settings 24
broadcast address 26
Default Domain 27
Default Gateway 28
DHCP/BOOTP 24
Enable Device 24
gateway 26
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hostname 26
IP address 25
link speed 26
nameservers 27
network mask 25
static address 24
Network tab 58
nfs, accessing network drives 50
O
Open system 38
Override manual settings with DHCP 29
P
peripheral devices
parallel and serial 17
usb 18
personal digital assistants (PDAs) 16
PNAgent 61, 63, 66
PNAgent kiosk 67
power cord 17
power jack 17
Prime PT250 111
printcap file
additional entries 128
Custom filter 126
do not edit 123, 125
dynamically generated 123
Windows printer driver 127
printers
settings 47
printing
connecting printers 17
Netscape pages 79
parallel port 16
serial port 16
TeemTalk connections
text screens 115
Properties box
from NeoLinux taskbar 118
protocols
ICA 12
RDP 12
RDP 5 69
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PS/2 mouse 16
Published Application 61, 62
PWR connector 17
Index
SpeedScreen 65
SSID 37
Static network address, setting 24
Stratus V102 111
R
RDP (Remote Desktop Protocol)
overview 12
RDP 5 (Remote Desktop Protocol) 69
Connection Options
Client Name 71
Disable Encryption (French NT4-TSE
servers only) 72
Disable sending mouse movements to
server 72
Keyboard Layout 71
Use off-screen backup window 72
connections
editing 73
Restricted system 38
Retrographics VT640 111
RJ-45 Ethernet jack 16
S
S/390 applications, IBM 3270 emulation 92
SCO Console emulation 111
Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) 56
Security Settings 45
set/change password 46
Serial port
location 16
serial ports 16
Serial Window accessory 55
Server access time out 29
Server Location button 62
Servers
settings 49
Set/change password 46
setting the date and time 51
Siemens 97801 111
Smart Card 64
snap-ins 59
Sound
settings 48
T
Tandem 6526, 6530 111
technical support 13
TeemTalk
alphanumeric emulations 111
creating connections 112
graphics emulations 111
Terminal emulation 112
upgrade option 12
TeemTalk connections
printing text screens 115
Tektronix 4010, 4014 111
Televideo 910, 925 111
Telnet 81
terminal emulation
TeemTalk suite 12
title bar (NeoLinux windows) 119
Touchscreen 53
Transmission Speed 38
U
USB mice 16
USB ports, locating 16
V
Viewdata 40, 80, Split 111
Virtual Terminal
switching via hotkeys 47
W
WEP 38
WEP key
adding, changing or deleting 39
WEP keys
64-bit and 128-bit encryption 39
Westward 2119 111
windows 119
active 119
buttons 119
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closing 120
maximizing 120
minimizing 120
moving 120
resizing 120
title bar 119
using the controls 119
WinFrame 12, 61
Wireless Ethernet
"open system" encryption type 38
"restricted system" encryption type 38
Ad-Hoc mode 38
channel 38
configuring 34
disabling on-board Ethernet 37
encryption setting 38
mode, infrastructure 38
138
Index
setting as default interface 36
SSID 37
transmission speed 38
WEP (Wired Equivalent Privacy) 38
WEP keys editing 39
Work Area 21
WYSE 50, 50+, 60 111
X
X Window 85
connections
adding 86
creating 86
editing 89, 90
X Window tab 50
XDM 85
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