This article is desgined to help setup a Wyse T50 for first time use with vWorkspace, whilst in most instances INI files are recommended to configure thin client settings and connections available to users on the T50, in this particular blog post, we will look at setting up the vWorkspace connector directly on the device.
Getting Started - Thin Client Configuration
I have taken some information from the following Wyse Support document
If your T50 has already has been in use and you would like to work from a fresh machine you can restore to the default settings.
1. Power off the device.
2. Press and hold the P key while pressing and holding the Power button to power on the device. (Make sure you are using a Wyse keyboard to start this process!!)
3. When the Activity light (next to the Power button) blinks, release the Power button.
4. When the one-time boot menu of options is displayed, select the Recovery option and then press Enter.
Allow the device to restore and login as admin*.
The default usernames and passwords are as follows:
1. admin - admin
2. thinuser - thinuser
* It is highly recommended that you change the default password by using the User Administration dialog box in System Settings
Step 1 - Download & Install the Connector
The Wyse T50 is based on ARM architecture (runing Ubuntu) so we have a specific connector available to download
N.B. There is an inbuilt VNC server on the box (found under System Settings), so this can make your life easier by configuring remotely.
Once the connector is downloaded, open Terminal from the desktop and run the following commands:
tar –zxvf vworkspace-t50-188.8.131.52.tgz
sudo cp –r t50/usr/local/bin/* /usr/local/bin
sudo cp –r t50/etc/* /etc
sudo cp –r t50/usr/local/man/* /usr/local/man
sudo cp -r t50/usr/local/src/* /usr/local/src
Now we need to use vi to add the following two lines to /etc/userlevel/rsync-file-list.txt
This allows any config setup under the admin account to persist across reboots.
sudo vi /etc/userlevel/rsync-file-list.txt
Add the following two lines (Press i to insert a line)
Hit ESC to exit editing then type:
to save the file.
N.B. There are more install options under the t50_install.txt provided in the download.
Now it is important to restart to allow this change to complete.
Step 2 - Setup the vWorkspace Connection
On the Desktop click on "Enter Edit Mode"
Click on Custom and add in the following:
Click on Exit Edit mode and the vWorkspace Custom connection will be present on the desktop.
Step 3 - Setting up the vWorkspace Farm
Now you can configure the vWorkspace connector manually to connect to your farm, whatever settings you save here will be available for your 'thinuser'.
More details on setting up the farm are available in the Linux Connector guide here:
Automatically Setting Up and Auto Connecting to Farm
If you want to have a hosted preset config.xml file and have the farm connected to as soon as your "thinuser" opens the vWorkspace connector, we recommend a slightly different approach to the "Quick Setup".
Whilst logged on as "admin":
1. Firstly remove the following two lines (if you have added them) from your rsync-file-list.txt
2. Delete the ./config/Quest/vWorkspace.conf file if it exists
3. Delete the following if it exists:
4. Place the config.xml that you want to use on a webserver that is resolved by " http://vworkspace" or " http://provision". (All connectors check this location for config.xml files on start up if no farm already exists).
It may take a few seconds for the config.xml file to be pulled down.
More details on config.xml files here
5. Once downloaded the farm's settings can be modified. So to start hit the vWorkspace Icon and then hit the cog to access the settings:
6. Make sure automatically connect is ticked:
7. Click on locations and make sure ask before using is unticked and that the location is set as default:
8. You can also turn off 'startup Tootips' if you so wish. Exit vWorkspace and restart the connector and make sure the farm is autoconnected as desired
9. Copy the admin conf file.
cp /home/admin/.config/Quest/vWorkspace.conf /etc/userlevel/home/.config/Quest/vWorkspace.conf
10. Check that the file has the owner of admin and the group users has read access, you can use the following command.
11. Reboot the Wyse Thin Client
12. Log in as thinuser
Start vWorkspace and it should automatically connect to your farm!
I hope you found the information here useful, please ask any questions or queries on the vWorkspace discussion section of the community.
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