RDesktop + Sun Rays = no screensaver before login?
From: Armand (hey.armand_at_gmail.com)
Date: 24 Oct 2005 07:59:02 -0700
We have a Solaris 9 server powering 50 Sun Ray workstations at the high
school where I work. I just recently got the Controlled Access Mode
pushing out an rdesktop connection to our Windows 2003 Terminal Server.
Everything seems to be working great except for one detail - there is
no screensaver on the terminals before a user logs in.
The root of the problem is simply that the Sun Ray session doesn't get
a chance. After displaying the Windows login window for three minutes
(exactly), the session restarts, does a little reconnect thing with the
unlocked padlock and then bounces back to the Windows login window.
After a user logs in this behaviour stops and the screen is blanked
normally after sitting idle for a while.
Is this an rdesktop or Sun Ray thing? Is it a Windows 2003 Terminal
Server timeout limit that I've missed? I have no idea but I'd like to
get this figured out before our Sun Rays burn-in the ghostly figure of
a login box to their monitors. ;)
A bit more about our environment:
Windows 2003 SP1, Novell Client 4.91 SP1 installed
Sun Ray server powering 50 Sun Ray devices:
Solaris 9 running Sun Ray Server Software 3.0
CAM installed and configured for 60 users
Wrapper script running rdesktop:
/usr/local/bin/rdesktop -f -k en-us -N -a 16 -5 -n $USER -r sound:local
<IP of Terminal Server>
(The reason I used a script rather than entering the rdesktop command
directly was the Sun Ray Server Software kept removing the $USER
variable from kiosk.conf, which makes the hostname unique for each Sun
Ray's connection to the Windows terminal server.)
Any input and suggestions are welcome. Thank you for your time.
Swan Valley School Division