The Status Module

The Status module allows you to view or manipulate the following aspects of ThinLinc, by selecting the relevant submenu:

  • Licenses allows you to view current and historic license usage, as well as the current number of licenses.

  • Load allows you to check the current server load on the ThinLinc agents.

  • Sessions allows you to terminate, shadow or view details of sessions. This feature is described in more detail in the next section, The Sessions Menu

The Sessions Menu

When you select the sessions menu, a table with all currently active users is displayed. To perform additional tasks, click on the corresponding user name. This will bring up the session details page, which displays all the session parameters for each session the user has running. The information table is described below.

  • Agent Server: The DNS host name of the server that is hosting this session. If you only have one ThinLinc server, this server will host all sessions. If you have several ThinLinc servers in a cluster, new sessions will be created on the server with the lightest load.

  • Display Number: Each session on a certain server has a unique number, the X Window System display number. Display zero is reserved, and never used for ThinLinc sessions.

  • Terminal ID: An identification of the thin terminal. This is the terminal’s ethernet hardware address (MAC address).

  • Framebuffer Size: The size (resolution) of the active session.

  • Local Screen Size: The size (resolution) of the terminal’s screen.

  • Session process ID: The PID (process identification number) of the tl-session process, which is the parent for all processes belonging to a certain session.

  • Command: The command line that was specified when starting this session. This is usually empty for full desktop sessions.

Below each table, there are two buttons:

  • Terminate Session: By clicking this button, you can terminate a session immediately. Caution: This can lead to data loss, since applications running on the ThinLinc servers may not hold unsaved data.

  • Shadow Session: This button will generate a ThinLinc “launch file” (see Launching the Client from a Web Page) that starts the native ThinLinc client, preconfigured to shadow the current user.


    The user will not be informed that shadowing is in progress, unless tl-shadow-notify is enabled.