Debian Edu Project
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Ltsp-client
Debian Edu LTSP client packages

This metapackage depends on various packages required on all LTSP client installations in the Debian Edu Blend.

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Debian Edu Ltsp-client packages

Official Debian packages with high relevance

Acpi-support-base
scripts for handling base ACPI events such as the power button
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wheezy0.140-5+deb7u3all
sid0.142-8all
buster0.142-8all
stretch0.142-8all
wheezy-security0.140-5+deb7u3all
squeeze0.137-5all
jessie0.142-6all
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This package contains scripts to react to various base ACPI events such as the power button. For more extensive ACPI support, including support for suspend-to-RAM and for various laptop features, install the package "acpi-support".

Alsa-utils
Utilities for configuring and using ALSA
Versions of package alsa-utils
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buster1.1.6-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
stretch1.1.3-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
jessie1.0.28-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mipsel,powerpc,ppc64el,s390x
wheezy1.0.25-4amd64,armel,armhf,i386,ia64,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,s390x,sparc
squeeze1.0.23-3amd64,armel,i386,ia64,mips,mipsel,powerpc,s390,sparc
sid1.1.6-1amd64,arm64,armel,armhf,i386,mips,mips64el,mipsel,ppc64el,s390x
Debtags of package alsa-utils:
adminconfiguring, hardware, kernel
interfacetext-mode
roleprogram
uitoolkitncurses
useconfiguring
works-withaudio
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Included tools:

  • alsactl: advanced controls for ALSA sound drivers
  • alsaloop: create loopbacks between PCM capture and playback devices
  • alsamixer: curses mixer
  • alsaucm: alsa use case manager
  • amixer: command line mixer
  • amidi: read from and write to ALSA RawMIDI ports
  • aplay, arecord: command line playback and recording
  • aplaymidi, arecordmidi: command line MIDI playback and recording
  • aconnect, aseqnet, aseqdump: command line MIDI sequencer control
  • iecset: set or dump IEC958 status bits
  • speaker-test: speaker test tone generator

ALSA is the Advanced Linux Sound Architecture.

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Debian-edu-artwork
Debian Edu themes and artwork
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sid2.10.0.3-1all
squeeze0.0.32-2all
wheezy0.45-1+deb7u1all
jessie0.52-2all
stretch0.902-3all
buster2.10.0.3-1all
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This package contains a collection of images, themes, wallpapers and splash screens for use with Debian Edu.

This package contains files that all Debian Edu themes have in common.

Desktop-autoloader
Accelerate Diskless Workstation systems by pre-loading a dummy Desktop Session
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This package is for diskless Linux clients as you often find them in school class rooms running an LTSP based fat client environment.

The logon into and the initial session startup on such diskless workstations can be considerably slow, because all applications need to be fetched from one server hosting the fat clients' filesystem.

The situation gets worse, if 24 computers in the same class room get switched on simultaneously or the teacher tells the students to open the same application (e.g. Libreoffice) at the same time.

However, this issue only occurs to the first student using a diskless workstation that day. If the diskless machine is equipped with enough RAM, other students see all applications being launched within a couple of seconds.

Reason: once an application has been launched, it ends up in the diskless machine's filesystem cache in RAM.

So, this package pre-loads a desktop session of the admin's choice plus some extra popular applications. It does this before 7:30 in the morning, only. So, combine this package with Wake-On-LAN or an RTC Timer to make sure systems are booted before 7:30am. With such a setup in place, the diskless machines will have been prepared for work before the first students enter the class room.

Sitesummary-client
Generate site summary of submitting hosts (client part)
Versions of package sitesummary-client
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jessie-security0.1.17+deb8u2all
wheezy-security0.1.8+deb7u2all
wheezy0.1.8+deb7u1all
squeeze0.0.68all
sid0.1.34all
stretch0.1.28+deb9u1all
buster0.1.34all
jessie0.1.17+deb8u3all
Debtags of package sitesummary-client:
adminmonitoring
networkclient
roleprogram
usemonitor
works-with-formattar
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The sitesummary system makes it easier to keep track of a lot of machines, by allowing each machine to report their existence once a day to a central collector, and using this collector to make summary reports about the hosts.

This package is the client part, reporting in to the server after boot and once a day.

*Popularitycontest results: number of people who use this package regularly (number of people who upgraded this package recently) out of 194431