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id-card reader on K12Linux
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j***@telenet.be
2014-01-24 15:01:09 UTC
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dear All,

I'm trying to connect an id-card reader to a thinclient.

To make this work, I have Firefox and the id-card reader program running as local apps.

But the usb-cardreader is not seen by the thinclient. I tried two types of thinclient, one with and one without a hard drive.

In lts.conf I have added localapps=True, the user is added to fuse group, so he can use usb's.

Can anyone advise on what more is needed to make this work?

Friendly regards, J.
Jeff Siddall
2014-01-25 16:02:52 UTC
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Post by j***@telenet.be
dear All,
I'm trying to connect an id-card reader to a thinclient.
To make this work, I have Firefox and the id-card reader program running as local apps.
But the usb-cardreader is not seen by the thinclient. I tried two types
of thinclient, one with and one without a hard drive.
What do you mean "is not seen"? When you connect to the local console
of the client and tail /var/log/messages you should see something about
a USB device being disconnected/reconnected? If you do then it is being
"seen". After that you need to make sure the chroot kernel and all
supporting packages required by the reader are present _on the chroot_.
Post by j***@telenet.be
In lts.conf I have added localapps=True, the user is added to fuse
group, so he can use usb's.
I assume you added the user to the fuse group on the server? If so then
this won't affect the client directly but it's not likely an issue
either way.

Keep in mind that with respect to the USB id reader nothing configured
on the server matters, only the chroot.

Jeff
j***@telenet.be
2014-02-01 11:37:00 UTC
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Onderwerp: Re: [K12OSN] id-card reader on K12Linux
Post by j***@telenet.be
dear All,
I'm trying to connect an id-card reader to a thinclient.
To make this work, I have Firefox and the id-card reader program running as local apps.
But the usb-cardreader is not seen by the thinclient. I tried two types
of thinclient, one with and one without a hard drive.
What do you mean "is not seen"? When you connect to the local console
of the client and tail /var/log/messages you should see something about
a USB device being disconnected/reconnected? If you do then it is being
"seen". After that you need to make sure the chroot kernel and all
supporting packages required by the reader are present _on the chroot_.
Post by j***@telenet.be
In lts.conf I have added localapps=True, the user is added to fuse
group, so he can use usb's.
I assume you added the user to the fuse group on the server? If so then
this won't affect the client directly but it's not likely an issue
either way.

Keep in mind that with respect to the USB id reader nothing configured
on the server matters, only the chroot.

Jeff

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Hello Jef,

thanks for the reaction.

The user is added to the chroot.

I mean the card reader is not mounted under /media as a usb-device would.

I don't know how to connect to the local console of the client.

I have two types of thinclients, one Hp device with a hard drive and Linux on it, one being just a motherboard, no hard drive.

Greetings, J.

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Jeff Siddall
2014-02-04 22:15:39 UTC
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Post by j***@telenet.be
Hello Jef,
thanks for the reaction.
The user is added to the chroot.
I mean the card reader is not mounted under /media as a usb-device would.
If the client does mount it check in /media/<username>/ on the server
but I suspect the client isn't mounting it at all. It is certainly
picky about what it mounts with fuse. For example I never could get it
to mount anything in a USB DVD drive.
Post by j***@telenet.be
I don't know how to connect to the local console of the client.
You can try running ltsp-localapps xterm from the server.

Jeff

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