Local Apps Support
You must run the ltsp-server-tweaks script for local apps including Firefox to be able to access the Internet. Please read the important notes in the Devel/ltsp-server-tweaks page to learn more.
These instructions are to run Firefox as a local app on K12Linux EL6.
- Go to adobe.com and download the flash-plugin i386.rpm. Move it into /tmp.
- On the server as root user, run these commands to install Firefox into the chroot.
mv /tmp/flash-plugin*i386.rpm /opt/ltsp/i386/tmp/ cd /opt/ltsp/i386 setarch i386 chroot . mount -t proc proc /proc yum install firefox rpm -Uvh /tmp/flash-plugin*i386.rpm umount /proc exit
- Login as a non-root user to a thin client.
- To test local apps support, run: /usr/bin/ltsp-localapps /usr/bin/xterm
- An xterm should pop up, with a shell running as your non-root user. Exploration of this shell will show that it is in fact running on the client, not the server. You can run Firefox and other apps you install in /opt/ltsp/i386 from this shell.
- You can create a menu or desktop launcher that runs: /usr/bin/ltsp-localapps /usr/bin/firefox