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ThinLinc 4.1.1 Release Notes


A new ThinLinc release is finally here, version 4.1.1. It includes more than 70 enhancements. This is a minor update to the 4.1.0 version. For more information about the previous release, please see the release notes available at .

The most prominent features are:

  • Better sound support.
  • Faster HTML5-client, works on Android, dynamic resize.
  • Smart card authentication in the Mac OS X Client.
  • Windows 8.1 support.

Changes in This Release

In the list below, the bug number is given in parentheses. For more information, visit


  • ThinLinc works on most modern Linux distributions and Oracle Solaris (R). We recommend that you deploy ThinLinc on one of these tested platforms:
    • Red Hat (R) Enterprise Linux Server 6 (64-bit)
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 11 SP3 (R) (64-bit)
    • Ubuntu Desktop (R) 12.04 (64-bit)
    • Oracle Solaris (R) 10
  • When the master and agent services was restarted simultaneously, information about existing sessions could be lost. This has been corrected. (4380)
  • Compatibility with "systemd" distributions has been improved. (4765, 4842)


  • Elliptic curve (ECDSA) host keys are now supported. (4568)


  • Windows 8.1 and Windows Server 2012 R2 are now supported client platforms. (4803)
  • Multiple issues with sound redirection has been corrected, by upgrading to "PulseAudio 4.0". Audio sync should now work. (4411, 4569)
  • The Debian/Ubuntu client package has been improved and should now install without warnings. (3995)
  • A client package for "eLux RP" has been added. (4611)
  • Smart card authentication is now supported in the Mac OS X Client. (4690)

HTML5 Client

  • The HTML5 client is now faster. (4736)
  • On-screen Keyboard input should now work with the Chrome browser, making the HTML5 client usable on many Android devices. (4602)
  • The HTML5 client makes better use of the available screen area. A larger portion of the screen is used for the session. (4616)
  • It is now possible to send special keys such as Escape, Tab, Control, Alt from touch devices. (4759)
  • Dynamic resize support has been added to the HTML5 client. The remote session will automatically resize when the size of the local browser window changes, the tablet is rotated etc. (4642)
  • It should now be easier to "double click" when using the HTML5 client on touch devices. (4666)
  • The previous release of the web access service failed to verify if an account was expired. This has been corrected. (4829)

Smart Card Support

  • Multiple issues with the PC/SC Smart Card redirection has been fixed. The redirection should now work with the second generation Novell Client, used on Vista and newer systems. (4511, 4740, 4741, 4742, 4746)

Local Drive Redirection

  • Copying files between a server and a 64-bit client failed with an error in earlier versions, this has been corrected. (4592)


  • A problem with profile reordering was present in earlier releases. This has been corrected. (4719)

Desktop Customizer

  • The ThinLinc Desktop Customizer now supports the "Lightweight X11 Desktop Environment" (LXDE). (4739)

Windows (R) Integration

  • It is now easier to use Smart Cards with ThinLinc in a Microsoft environment, since the tool tl-ldap-certalias now supports Active Directory. (3069)
  • SeamlessRDP did not handle minimize/maximize/restore correctly when ThinLinc was running on a 64-bit system. This has been corrected. (4145)
  • SeamlessRDP now works better with with "topmost" windows. (4807)

Corrected Issues

ThinLinc has also been enhanced in many other ways. The complete list of corrected issues is:

1443, 1784, 2255, 2269, 2406, 2441, 2832, 3069, 3252, 3929, 3995,
4145, 4239, 4380, 4397, 4411, 4493, 4511, 4530, 4568, 4569, 4592,
4602, 4609, 4611, 4616, 4621, 4638, 4642, 4656, 4663, 4664, 4666,
4671, 4676, 4690, 4691, 4693, 4695, 4719, 4727, 4733, 4736, 4737,
4739, 4740, 4741, 4742, 4746, 4750, 4751, 4752, 4757, 4759, 4763,
4765, 4768, 4774, 4781, 4782, 4783, 4784, 4786, 4788, 4791, 4803,
4807, 4810, 4815, 4819, 4828, 4829, 4832, 4842, 4843, 4845, 4874
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eLux (R) is a registered trademark of UniCon Software GmbH.
Linux (R) is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds.
Mac OS X is a trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
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Solaris (R) is a registered trademark of Oracle Corporation.
ThinLinc (R) is a registered trademark of Cendio AB.
Ubuntu (R) is a registered trademark of Canonical Ltd.
Windows (R) is a registered trademark of Microsoft, Inc.