SUSE® and openSUSE® | ThinLinc by Cendio

The following information relates to installation of ThinLinc on a SUSE Linux Enterprise or openSUSE platform. The latest recommended version of this platform for use with ThinLinc can be found in the ThinLinc Administrator's guide, under "Server Requirements" .

Missing Web Server

SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 does not include a web server and can therefore not support the Web Integration.

ThinLinc Desktop Customizer and Gnome

The default configuration of the Gnome desktop in SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 uses an alternative menu called the "Application Browser". This menu doesn't work well with the ThinLinc Desktop Customizer (TLDC). Applications added to the root menu in TLDC will show up under "More Applications..., but applications added to submenus will not. If the TLDC is to be used with Gnome on SLED10, the recommended solution is to replace the "Application Browser" with a standard Gnome menu, something that can be done on a system-wide basis using Gconf.

Thinlocal and Firefox

The CUPS configuration on SUSE Linux Enterprise 10 does special processing of print jobs from Mozilla based applications (e.g. Firefox) that results in CUPS being unable to convert it to PDF for ThinLinc's local printer redirection. To disable this special processing, uncomment the following line in /etc/cups/mime.convs:

#application/mozilla-ps application/postscript 33 pswrite

Smart Cards

The version of OpenSC included in SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 uses an absolute path to, preventing ThinLinc smart card redirection from working.

To enable smart card redirection, make sure to make the following changes to '/etc/opensc.conf'.

Configure to use only 'pcsc' reader driver by adding the following line in 'app default', this fixes a bug were inserted card is not present:

reader_drivers = pcsc;

Configure the 'provide_library' to be used in 'reader_driver pcsc' section with following line:

provider_library =


See section AppArmor for general information about configuring AppArmor on this platform.