Archive for the ‘UDC migrated 3rd Party Hardware’ Category

Info (Updated): IGEL Universal Desktop OS 5.08.100 will not work on Microsoft Hyper-V anymore

Monday, December 14th, 2015

Hi Folks,

if you used the IGEL Universal Deskop OS as virtual Test/Demo System together with a Microsoft Hyper-V Server, please note that this will not work anymore after updated to Version 5.08.100. The VM will not boot…

So if you still want to use it on Hyper-V you have to stay on the 5.07.100 Version.

Update: This will be fixed with an private build, please contact the IGEL Support to receive the update!

Cheers

Michael

Info: Converted with Universal Desktop OS INTEL NUC Kit DE3815TYKHE Atom processor E3815

Friday, May 29th, 2015

Hello Folks,

today i converted a INTEL NUC Kit DE3815TYKHE Atom processor E3815 (Thanks to Intel for providing the device) with the IGEL Universal Desktop OS 5.06.10x with the following results.

intelnuc

Video: Intel HD working (thru VGA and HDMI Port)
Audio: Headset/Mic and HDMI Audio are working
Network: 1GB Ethernet and internal Wifi (Realtek, not included by default) working
USB Ports: 2.0 and 3.0 Ports are working
Internal eMMC Hardisk: Not supported thru Universal Desktop OS
SATA Controller with SSD: Working
RAM: 2GB (not included by default)

From the performance point the device is ok and quite fast for a single core INTEL Atom CPU, it do not provide a high end multimedia performance for local Youtube and Movie playback but for typical office scenarios it’s ok for a device at this price point. The power consumption is very low end is round about 5w during regular use. The case comes with a vesa mount and the device can be placed behind a display without any issues.

Cheers

Michael

New IGEL Universal Desktop OS Firmware 5.05.100 and Microsoft Hyper-V

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Hi Folks,

if you run a Universal Desktop OS VM in a Microsoft Hyper-V environment you should not perform the update to the new Firmware 5.05.100, after the update the VM will not boot anymore.

If you boot the VM in verbose mode (from boot menu, ESC key after you power on the VM) it will look like this:

505100error

In the release notes is mentioned that some drivers are removed, so i strongly recommend to test the new Firmware in advance for UDC migrated devices running the IGEL Universal Desktop OS.

Thank you IGEL!

Cheers

Michael

Migrated with IGEL UDC V2: HP ProBook 6360b

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Hello Folks,

i got some reports about some successfull migrated devices, for the migration the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter 2 was used.

hp6360b

One device is the HP ProBook 6360b , the device is reported as fully compatible.

Cheers

Michael

P.S.: Regarding the fact that i don’t have a HP ProBook 6360b  available i was not able to reproduce the result. Test in advance!

Migrated with IGEL UDC V2: Lenovo L440

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Hello Folks,

i got some reports about some successfull migrated devices, for the migration the IGEL Universal Desktop Converter 2 was used.

LenovoL440

One device is the Lenovo L440, the device is reported as fully compatible.

Cheers

Michael

P.S.: Regarding the fact that i don’t have a Lenovo L440 available i was not able to reproduce the result. Test in advance!

Migrated with IGEL UDC V2: Dell Optiplex 7010

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Hello Folks,

today we migrated a Dell Optiplex 7010 with success, we used IGEL Universal Desktop OS 5.03.190.

DellOptiplex

GFX Card incl. Dual Monitor support: Working (Note: Display Port 2 seams to be not to work with DP->DVI Adapters, DP->VGA are working; this seams to be an issue with the GFX Card in general (BIOS already fail to initiate the connected Display without any IGEL Software loaded)
Network card: Working
USB Ports: Working
Audio: Working
DVD-Drive: Not tested
WiFi: Not available

Note: Disable “Deep Sleep Control” in the Energy configuration in the Dell device BIOS!

Cheers

Michael

P.S.: Of course we are not responsible for any damage related to this article, test in advance if you want to migrate similar devices.

Migrated with IGEL UDC V2: Dell Optiplex 790

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Hello Folks,

today we migrated a Dell Optiplex 790 with success, we used IGEL Universal Desktop OS 5.03.190.

DellOptiplex

GFX Card incl. Dual Monitor support: Working
Network card: Working
USB Ports: Working
Audio: Working
DVD-Drive: Not tested
WiFi: Not available

Cheers

Michael

P.S.: Of course we are not responsible for any damage related to this article, test in advance if you want to migrate similar devices.

Migrated with IGEL UDC V2: Dell Optiplex 780

Thursday, September 11th, 2014

Hello Folks,

today we migrated a Dell Optiplex 780 with success, we used IGEL Universal Desktop OS 5.03.190.

DellOptiplex

GFX Card incl. Dual Monitor support: Working
Network card: Working
USB Ports: Working
Audio: Working
DVD-Drive: Not tested
WiFi: Not available

Cheers

Michael

P.S.: Of course we are not responsible for any damage related to this article, test in advance if you want to migrate similar devices.

Migrated with UDC2: HP ProBook 6530b

Tuesday, May 13th, 2014

Hello Folks,

today i migrated a HP ProBook 6530b Intel i7 based Laptop.

hpprobook6530b

Here are the Test results with the IGEL Universal Desktop OS Version 5.03.100:

Inbuild Touchpad: Working
Inbuild Ethernet 10/100/1000: Working, Intel 82577LM
Inbuild Audio Card: Working, Intel 3400 HD chipset
Inbuild WiFi: Working, Intel Centrino N 6200
Inbuild SD/MMC Card Reader: Working
Inbuild GFX Chipset: Working, Intel Arrandale
Inbuild Keyboard: Working incl. Mouse key
Inbuild Webcam: Working, HP Webcam 2MP
Inbuild USB Ports: Working, Intel 3400 USB2 Enhanced Host Controller
Inbuild SATA Controller incl. external ESATA Port: Working, Intel 3400 Series SATA controller
Inbuild PCI-Express Slot: Working

Cheers
Michael

Tip (Update): Runtime display resolution change for IGEL Linux based devices (without UMS and local IGEL Setup)

Friday, November 15th, 2013

Hi Folks,

i got a request for a resolution change solution which allows the user a resolution change without contact the helpdesk or using the IGEL Setup via an icon on a desktop or maybe a hotkey.

First of all: This will not have an impact on running session like RDP/ICA or whatever, the user needs to do this before he starts any session!!!

Preparing the solution:

You need to figure out what display types/connector’s you are using for example for the UD2 Multimedia/IZ1 you have VGA and DVI-D. If you are not quite clear what you have to use here go to the client which should get the solutions and open a terminal session, log in as root and execute the command “xrandr -q”. This command will give you all supported resolutions including the available display connector names. Write it down and also the resolutions you want to use (this can be more or less as mentioned in the IGEL Setup depending on the connector/display(!)).

Okay… Now the funny part, open the profile in the UMS and/or the local IGEL Setup; in my sample i will create two add-on sessions to switch between 1280×1024 and 1024×768 for the VGA and the DVI-D port on a IZ1/UD2-Multimedia.

In the profile/igel setup browse to System->Firmware Customization->Custom Commands->Desktop Commands->Custom Command Desktop Final and add the following script.

#Generate 1280×1024 script
echo “#!/bin/sh” > /config/sessions/res0
echo “xrandr –output VGA –mode 1280×1024 –pos 0x0 –rotate normal” >> /config/sessions/res0
echo “xrandr –output DVI-D –mode 1280×1024 –pos 0x0 –rotate normal” >> /config/sessions/res0
chmod 777 /config/sessions/res0
#Generate 1024×768 script
echo “#!/bin/sh” > /config/sessions/res1
echo “xrandr –output VGA –mode 1024×768 –pos 0x0 –rotate normal” >> /config/sessions/res1
echo “xrandr –output DVI-D –mode 1024×768 –pos 0x0 –rotate normal” >> /config/sessions/res1
chmod 777 /config/sessions/res1

Update:

If you want to start the last user display configuration after a thin client restart use this script:

#Generate 1280×1024 script
echo “#!/bin/sh” > /config/sessions/res0
echo “xrandr –output VGA –mode 1280×1024 –pos 0x0 –rotate normal” >> /config/sessions/res0
echo “xrandr –output DVI-D –mode 1280×1024 –pos 0x0 –rotate normal” >> /config/sessions/res0
echo “cp /config/sessions/res0 /wfs/lastres”>>/config/sessions/res0
echo “chmod 777 /wfs/lastres” >> /config/sessions/res0
chmod 777 /config/sessions/res0
#Generate 1024×768 script
echo “#!/bin/sh” > /config/sessions/res1
echo “xrandr –output VGA –mode 1024×768 –pos 0x0 –rotate normal” >> /config/sessions/res1
echo “xrandr –output DVI-D –mode 1024×768 –pos 0x0 –rotate normal” >> /config/sessions/res1
echo “cp /config/sessions/res1 /wfs/lastres”>>/config/sessions/res1
echo “chmod 777 /wfs/lastres” >> /config/sessions/res1
chmod 777 /config/sessions/res1
chmod 777 /wfs
/wfs/lastres

This will copy the last executed script to the /wfs folder and will execute it during the boot up (last line in script), of course you can use also a custom application with the enabled autostart option for this. Attention: in this case we have to make the /wfs folder writable for the user to copy the script in the permanent folder, this could be a security issue depending on other applied configurations like a teminal session that is available for the user. This will also bypass any resolution configuration coming from the UMS!

This will create two scripts in the /config/sessions folder, i’ve added two xrand lines per script to bring both available display connectors to the same resolution (if they are available or not…). You can also add different resolutions to it or configure the rotation, for more options see the xrandr documentation here: http://www.x.org/wiki/Projects/XRandR/

Good.. Now we have the script(s) and need to bring them available for the user… In the same profile browse to custom appliaction which is also located in the System part of the profile/setup. Per script you want to deploy add a custom application and configure it like shown in the screenshot:

 

Configure the session to switch to a resolution

Configure the session to switch to a resolution

You can configure the Desktop Integration Options as you like: A hotkey, where should the session be shown and so on.

Apply the configuration/profile and you are good to go after a thin client reboot…

You can do much more with it (screen rotation and so on), feel free to play around with it but please note: As soon you reboot the client (if script one is used) or apply a new configuration thru the IGEL Setup/UMS the default resolution is applied again! If a script is not working check out that you have configured a valid resolution/display connector like mentioned above.

Update: You can also use xrandr -s 1440×900 (resolution) if you don’t want to configure seperate screens, this will always configure the default screen. See also the xrandr documentation for the exact syntax because wordpress will corrupt some characters in the script syntax.

Have Fun

Michael

P.S.: This is not official supported by IGEL Technology, no warranty or anything else from my side… 🙂

Migrated with UDC2: Asus EeePc 1011PX

Wednesday, October 16th, 2013

Hello Folks,

i already tested the device with the old Version of the UDC and now i tried it again with the Universal Desktop Converter 2.

Asus EeePc 1011PX

Asus EeePc 1011PX

 

Ethernet 1000/100/10: Working, Qualcom AR8152

WiFi: Working

Touchpad: working

USB Ports: Working

Audio: Working

Webcam: Working

SD Card Reader: Working

GFX Card: Intel Pineview working with native driver

The result compared to the old UDC is nearly similar but with the new UDC 2 Version also the onboard network card is working fine and this provides now a perfect result.

 

Cheers

Michael

Migrated with UDC2: Acer Aspire V5 – 131

Tuesday, October 15th, 2013

Hello Folks,

i got the results for one of the first Universal Desktop Converter 2 (Universal Desktop V2 5.01.110)  migrations, thanks to Kent for providing these results!

 

Acer Aspire V5 - 131

Acer Aspire V5 – 131

 

Ethernet 1000/100/10: Working

WiFi: Not working, using an Dlnk DWA131 USB.

Touchpad: working

USB Ports: Working

Audio: Working

Webcam: Not tested

SD Card Reader: Not available

Smart Card Reader: Not available

Fingerprint Reader: Not available

GFX Card: 1366 x 768 are working fine.

 

Cheers

Michael

Migrated with UDC: Fujitsu Lifebook E751

Wednesday, May 15th, 2013

Hello Folks,

i got new results for a UDC (Universal Desktop OS) conversion of a Fujitsu Lifebook E751. Thank’s to Falk for providing the results to me!

lifebooke751

Ethernet 1000/100/10: Working

WiFi: Working

Touchpad: working

USB Ports: Working

Audio: Working

Webcam: Not tested

SD Card Reader: Not tested

Smart Card Reader: Not tested

Fingerprint Reader: Not available

GFX Card: VESA Mode but the resolution of 1280×1024 and 1680×1050 are working fine

Please note: All results are without any warranty, you have to test it by your own too!

 

Cheers

Michael

 

UDC migrated: HP Elitebook 6930p

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Hi (…again) !

i just tested migrated a HP Elitebook 6930p with the IGEL Universal Deskop OS Version 4.11.170 (non public release) and here are the results:

HP Elitebook 6930p  

Ethernet 1000/100/10: Working
WiFi: Working
Touchpad: Synaptics (working with 4.11.170, not working with 4.11.100: if you’ve issues with touchpads ask the IGEL Support for this none official release)
USB Ports: Working
Audio: Working
Webcam: Working
SD Card Reader: Working
Smart Card Reader: Not working
Fingerprint Reader: Not tested
GFX (Intel GM45): Native Driver support is working (requires Advanced License from IGEL) incl. Dual Screen (cloned and extension)

Cheers
Michael

Migrated with UDC: HP Elitebook 8560p

Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013

Hi,

i just tested migrating a HP Elitebook 8560p with the IGEL Universal Deskop OS Version 4.11.170 (non public release) and here are the results:

  HP Elitebook 8560p

Ethernet 1000/100/10: Working
WiFi (Atheros): Working
Touchpad: Synaptics (working with 4.11.170, not working with 4.11.100: if you’ve issues with touchpads ask the IGEL Support for this none official release)
USB Ports: All working incl. the USB 3.0 ports (!)
Audio: Working (Need to be switched from HDMI to Analog Audio, see here: http://blog.cloud-client.info/2012/12/18/tip-solving-audio-issues-with-igel-universal-deskotp-os-udc-migrated-devices/
Webcam: Working
SD Card Reader: Working
Smart Card Reader: Not tested
Fingerprint Reader: Not tested
GFX ( ATI 7400m): Only VESA Mode supported, no dual screen support but no issue regarding the display resolution: 1600×900 did also work with VESA mode during my test.

Cheers
Michael

Migrated with UDC: HP Compaq NC8430

Thursday, December 20th, 2012

Hi,

today i migrated an old HP Compaq NC8430 Laptop based on a INTEL Centrino CPU. The results are not bad, i used Universal Desktop OS Version 4.11.100 for the test.

HP Compaq 8430

GFX Card (ATI M56P): VESA Mode only but possible resolutions are supported/working, no dual screen as extended display available.
Ethernet Network (1000/100/10): Working
WiFi Adapter (Broadcom): Working
Audio (In- / Output): Working
SD-Card Slot: Working
Smart Card Reader: Not working
RS232 Port: Working
USB Port’s (2.0): Working
Touchpad: Working (first i got working with Version 4.11.100)
DVD Drive: Working

Result’s are without any warranty, verify by your own please!

Cheers
Michael

Tip: Building a mobile/flexible UDC (Universal Desktop OS) test device

Wednesday, December 19th, 2012

Hi Folks,

currently IGEL provides free test licenses to test the IGEL Unversal Desktop Converter solution but if you test a lot of devices or need to do a lot of demo’s and test’s this way is mostly a little bit complicated and you’re required to pick up licenses from IGEL every time and maybe for devices that are not working/not supported.

So it would be cool to have a flexible solution and this can be done with a few trick’s.

Note: This way is legal and the IGEL license system by assigning a license to an MAC-ID will not be bypassed; it’s not a crack or something similar!

The IGEL License system assign’s a license to an onboard ethernet network card (MAC-ID) and by default this can not be bypassed for the general license assignment but the trick is to use a mobile device like an USB WiFi Adapter.  Disadvantage: You can not assign a license during the installation or thru the IGEL Universal Management Suite to an WiFi MAC-ID. So you can do two things: Install the software in a VM and use the MAC-ID of your WiFi card for the virtual ethernet card, then you can assign a license thru the UMS to the device or directly request a license from IGEL by providing the MAC-ID of your WiFi device; last one should be the easiest way. The license system inside the Universal Desktop OS will also work with a WiFi adapter, so only installation and assigning a license is tricky.

If you got a license from IGEL you mostly get also a small manual to deploy the license thru the local command line, this will work here to deploy the license after the Universal Desktop OS is installed to an USB Memory (i recommend to use a 1 or 2GB USB memory). The UDC can also directly install the Universal Desktop OS to an USB Memory (…without license), so no issue here and the license deployment is done with a few console commands. Be careful, don’t forget to select the USB Memory during the installation; otherwise you blow up your HDD!

My Universal Desktop OS test environment.

Important: You need to enable the WiFi Setup in general in the IGEL Setup! If no wireless LAN is assigned, the boot process will take a few times longer. Make also sure that the USB WiFi device in general is supported by the Universal Desktop OS in advance, this can be tested quite simple because you don’t need a license for this.

Disadvantage: Deploying/Assigning a license require’s a little bit time (only required one time), regarding the WiFi Setup the boot process will take longer (permanent).

Advantage: A not limited, fully licensed and always available Universal Desktop OS test environment without wasting licenses or time for requesting a trial license.

If you want to test a WiFi device, for an Laptop or similar, it should also work; the USB WiFi device is mostly the second WiFi device for Linux and will be only used to validate the license, not for a WiFi connection. If not, no problem: Unplug your USB WiFi device (license dongle 🙂 ), you can test WiFi in general without a assigned license (but without sessions in this case).

Make also sure that you disable native graphic card driver support (if used) each time before you test a new device, otherwise it might happen that the device will not boot and you will get a wrong result because you believe the device is not supported in general!

This solution is not designed or useful for a single test but if you’re working in larger installation’s or have the job do test a bunch of devices and you want to be flexible for these test’s and demo’s: than this is your choice to go.

Update: This is not official supported by IGEL in any way!

Cheers

Michael

P.S.: I can’t guarantee that this will work for the future but as said: it’s not a legal fault and currently i see no reason why IGEL should discontinue the way how it works. I’ve used it now for months and never got a issue, so i can now recommend it.

P.S.2: Of course no written guarantee or something similar, you’re mostly old enough. 😉

P.S.3: It would be cool if you support this blog by reporting your device test results, so everyone incl. IGEL has an advantage!

Tip: Solving audio issues with IGEL Universal Desktop OS (UDC) migrated devices

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Hello Folks,

sometimes if you migrate a Laptop or PC with the IGEL Universal Desktop OS it can happen that audio playback doesn’t work. Very often users assume that the audio device is not supported: this is mostly wrong!

During my last test nearly always the audio device was not set right or better: the wrong device was selected. This can happen if you’re migrating a device with more then one audio output device, as sample the most Laptop’s are coming with a HDMI port and a onboard sound card providing two Audio devices at all. In my test’s nearly always the HDMI Output was selected by the Universal Desktop OS as default and i only need to change this one time in the Sound Mixer/Sound Preference configuration (audio tool in the local taskbar if the taskbar is not hidden thru the configuration) to solve the issue. Just change the Output device/channel to the device you want to use and check the audio output again. That’s it…. 😉

Cheers
Michael

Migrated with UDC: HP Elitebook 8460P

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Hello,

today i migrated also a HP Elitebook 8460P with the following result:

 HP Elitebook 8460P

GFX Card (Radeon HD 6470m): No native graphic driver support, VESA mode only but with high resolutions; no dual screen support
Ethernet (1000/100/10): Working
Wifi (Intel Centrino): Working
USB Ports: Working
Audio In-/Out: Working
Internal Webcam: Working
Touchpad: Like mostly… Not working with 4.11.100, use 4.10.100 if you require the inbuild touchpad

Tested IGEL Universal Desktop OS Version: 4.11.100 and 4.10.100

Cheers
Michael

Image Source: notebookcheck.de

P.S.: Like always, no guarantee and test it by your own too!

Succesfull migrated Hardware with the IGEL UDC: Dell Latitude E6510

Tuesday, December 18th, 2012

Hello Folks,

today i migrated a Dell Latitude E6510 Laptop with the IGEL Universal Desktop OS 4.11.100 (IGEL UDC) and the test run’s nearly perfect.

Dell Latitude E6510

WiFi (Broadcom): Working
Ethernet (1000/100/10): Working
GFX (Intel Arrandale): Native graphic driver support->Working incl. Dual Screen (Extended and Cloned), requires Advanced License from IGEL
Audio: Working In- and Output
USB: All 4 USB Port’s are working
Inbuild Webcam: Working
Docking Station: Working incl. add-on RS232, USB and Ethernet Port
Internal Smart Card Reader: Working
Internal SD-Card Reader: Working
Touchpad: Like mostly with the Firmware Version 4.11.100=Not working

I’ve tested a Microsoft RemoteFX and also a Citrix Session (XenApp 6.5) and regarding the old Intel I7 M640 CPU and the native graphic driver support the performance is outstanding.

Cheers
Michael

Image Source: Bitdynasty

P.S.: Without any guarantee, you need to test it too.