TITLE: HP t5725 Thin Client Control Panel Package Update VERSION: 1.0.3 Rev. 2 DESCRIPTION: This package updates the control panel applet that originally shipped with the HP t5725 Thin Client. It works with the supported operating systems. NOTE: This package does NOT contain the actual software, but contains a text file that provides instructions for installing the update. To install the actual software, see the Installation Instructions. PURPOSE: Recommended SOFTPAQ NUMBER: SP35590 SUPERSEDES: None EFFECTIVE DATE: April 16, 2007 CATEGORY: Operating System - Enhancements and QFEs SSM SUPPORTED: No PRODUCT TYPE(S): Thin Clients HARDWARE PRODUCT MODEL(S): HP t5725: All Models SOFTWARE PRODUCT(S): None OPERATING SYSTEM(S): Debian GNU/Linux 3.1 LANGUAGE(S): US English ENHANCEMENTS: - Adds a kiosk applet that enables basic control of the HP Connection Administrator or Firefox in a kiosk mode. The applet also enables the administrator to hide the Start menu, desktop icons, and/or window manager. Additionally, this applet enables auto launching of the HP Connection Administrator. NOTE: User auto-login has moved from the users' applet to the kiosk applet. - Enhances the printer configuration support for PPD filters and the ThinPrint tab. The printer configuration is a GUI-based interface to install printer support for HPIJS, LPRNG, and ThinPrint. - Enhances network support to enable the HP t5725 Thin Client network name to be discoverable. - Changes the start-up script to check for a new monitor and, if found, to reset the resolution. - Improves monitor applet performance. PREREQUISITES: None INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS: Because the HP t5725 Thin Client is based on Debian, the image comes preloaded with both Aptitude and Synaptic package management programs. For more information, see the "HP t5725 Thin Client Administrators Guide." Aptitude is a command-line and/or text-based GUI program for connecting to Debian repositories and managing Debian packages locally. The Debian package is the generic term for all software, drivers, features, and so forth, that are "wrapped" in code. These elements enable the software to be easier and more logical; to automatically install into proper directories; and to check for any other dependences that are required to ensure they work properly once installed. Once created, packages reside in various repositories that are maintained by the Open Source Community for open source packages. HP hosts a unique repository for updates and features specifically for the HP t5725 Thin Client. Additionally, the HP t5725 Thin Client image comes with Synaptic, a GUI-based package management tool, which enables Debian package software and driver packages to be easily added and removed. Synaptic and Aptitude must be run as root, and cannot be run at the same time. HP hosts a repository specifically for HP t5725 Thin Client options, add-on, and package updates, such as new ICA and rdesktop updates. Both Synaptic and Aptitude refer to /etc/apt/sources.list for the locations of the repositories. The sources list can be changed with a text editor or from within Synaptic by clicking the Settings menu and then clicking Repositories (Settings->Repositories). To use Aptitude to install this package, complete the following steps: 1. Go to an xterm session (that is, click the xterm icon on the Start bar). 2. Type: aptitude update && aptitude install -R hptc-control-panel NOTE: If deploying package installations or upgrades by using a script, you may want to add -y after the -R to enable unattended installation. The -y option automatically accepts the package installation. 3. If prompted to accept or decline the package, read the message carefully, and if you agree and want to proceed, accept the package. To use Synaptic to install this package, complete the following steps: 1. Click the Synaptic icon on the desktop to launch Synaptic. NOTE: If this is the first time the icon has been clicked, the script for the icon connects to the Debian repositories to install Synaptic. When the installation is complete, the icon changes and then the process continues. 2. Click the Reload icon (located at the top of the Synaptic application), to load the latest list of available packages. 3. Click the Search icon, then type the name of the package for which you are searching. For this package, type: hptc-control-panel 4. Once the hptc-control-panel package is located, click the result, and then right-click the package and select "Mark for Upgrade". 5. Click Apply. 6. Confirm the action, if prompted. NOTE: If you are trying to create a repository, and want to put the HP packages in the new repository, the actual packages can be found by going to the following URL and downloading the corresponding .deb package: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/tcdebian/pool/main/ Copyright (c) 2007 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P.