I looked into some VNC options and I found one called TurboVNC. According to Wikipedia it is capable of displaying 1280x1024 images at over 20 frames per second on a 100megabit network. That would suit our needs perfectly if it works. I also found another VNC program that allows you to view everyone's computer screens if you're into that big brother stuff. I'll be trying it out on Monday to see how it works. Also from what I can see it's under the GPL.
Thursday, February 17, 2011
Wednesday, February 16, 2011
Yesterday I installed the SMART Slate. The bluetooth dongle worked out of the box (how far linux has come) and connecting the slate was simple. Two problems, one of which may be a feature. At the moment when you turn off the slate and turn it back on it does not reconnect to the computer. It's probably an Ubuntu problem since the connecting light blinks until it gets tired of connecting to nothing. The other problem is the slate acts as a mouse. This means you must move the stylus across the board to get to where you want to write unlike a smart board where it is where you click. The SMART website seems to say it should work like a SMART board so once we get the bluetooth working we'll work on that.