Archive for October 2nd, 2013

Release: IGEL Linux V4 -> V5 Upgrade Firmware for UDx-x3x and UDx-x4x devices

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013





This is a description of the upgrade process:

1. Initiate the update

2. The updates for version 4.12.320 are downloaded and installed

3. After an automatic reboot the update to IGEL Linux 5 is installed. No user interaction is required.

4. The next automatic reboot boots up the new IGEL Linux 5 system.

Downgrade path:

ONLY devices that have been initially shipped with IGEL Linux 4.x are capable to downgrade to IGEL Linux 4.x again.

1. Install the firmware 4.x again

2. A reset to factory defaults is recommended.

Comment: Please note, the mentioned Firmware 4.12.320 is coming with this update and is included in the archive!

From the 4.12.320 Release notes:

Supported devices: UD2-x30 LX,UD3-x31 LX,UD5-x30 LX,UD3-x40 LX,UD5-x40 LX,
UD9-73x LX

Comment: The Upgrade Firmware to IGEL V5 comes with the Firmware Version 5.01.110 but the release note is similar to the 5.01.100 LX Firmware without a fixed password check. Iam not sure if the 5.01.100 will be also replaced but currently this is how it looks like. Have fun for your test’s!


P.S.: See also

Info: I just updated the article Upgrade IGEL Linux V4 to IGEL Linux V5 (Update)

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Hi Folks,

please read the reworked article.




Information: Upgrade IGEL Linux V4 to IGEL Linux V5 (Update)

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

Hello Folks,

as you see IGEL has released the IGEL Universal Desktop OS V2 (based on IGEL Linux V5) and the IGEL Linux V5.

What is important to know regarding the Upgrade?


IGEL Universal Desktop OS -> IGEL Universal Desktop OS V2 = Not supported

The hardware requirements have significantly changed (increased) and also some older hardware platform’s are not supported anymore with the V5. If you want to upgrade you need a seperate license / installer media and you MUST test it (OS V2) in advance!

Update: IGEL will release a update Firmware to upgrade from IGEL Universal Desktop OS to the new Linux V5 based Universal Desktop OS but you still require a new license (!). This update will be only available on request regarding the fact that the upgrade can make an installation unusable if no “new” licenses are in place and to prevent a not wanted upgrade.


IGEL Universal Desktop LX -> IGEL Linux V5 = Supported for new IGEL Dual Core devices, older devices with a single core CPU are not supported for an Upgrade. Update: The last Generation of single core devices is also supported, like UD3-730 for the Upgrade.

What is important here, a direct firmware update will not work! I’ve already test this so you can not mess up you existing installation in any way and the firmware files can be located in the same folder like the IGEL Linux V4 firmwares on your webserver, currently iam waiting for the “step between” to upgrade my dual core device’s but it’s not yet released(!).

Update: Upgrade pack is available for download here


Will i still receive updates for my IGEL Linux V4 devices = Yes, nothing changed here at the moment.


What  happens to Windows (W7)= Nothing, only a change for the Product Name after the update.
If i perform a upgrade from Linux V4 to V5, do i need to update my profiles in the UMS= If you want to configure new settings of course but you should not be forced to change existing configurations because the most settings should be similar. In any way the known basic rule: Test in advance!


Should i test the new IGEL Linux V5 before rolling out the firmware or Universal Desktop OS V2 to a bunch of devices= Yes, it’s a complete new product and it don’t have to work like the old one! …otherwise you would not deploy it, right?


What happens to my current order or if i don’t want the new IGEL Linux V5 in my IGEL Linux V4 environment= Check with the IGEL Sales Rep/Service, IGEL started shipping the new firmware and if you don’t want to deploy the IGEL Linux V5 you should check in advance what type of Linux or UDC incl. license will be shipped to you to prevent a bad supprise.


Update: Can i downgrade from IGEL Linux V5 to IGEL Linux V4: Yes and No; devices delivered with IGEL Linux V5 can not be downgraded, a device that was original delivered with Linux V4 and got a upgrade from V4 to V5 can be downgraded via a seperate Firmware package.


Please Note: Iam not responsible for the upgrade path’s or how the upgrade is handled, there might be changes in the future but this is based on the information’s i received until today from IGEL. If there are major updates i will blog it here like in the past. If you have seperate questions contact the IGEL Support Team, iam sure they will help you if possible.




P.S.: Regarding the new trial/test licenses (OS V2) or trial/test devices contact your Partner or IGEL Sales Rep.

Release: IGEL Universal Desktop OS V2 Version 5.01.100 (Update)

Wednesday, October 2nd, 2013

IGEL Universal Desktop OS V2
Version 5.01.100
Oct 01 2013

Dual monitor configuration for “unsupported hardware” works only if “native
driver support” works properly. It is a prerequisite to assure that the
native driver is really working, as the fallback VESA driver does not provide
any dual monitor configuration. Have a look at Application Launcher’s
About tab->Hardware-Graphics Chipset. If VESA is listed there the native
driver does not work and dual monitor configuration is not functional.

– Citrix Receiver
– Citrix Access Gateway Standard Plug-in
– IGEL Legacy RDP Client 1.0
– IGEL RDP Client 2.0
– FabulaTech USB for Remote Desktop 3.1.2
– VMware View client 2.1.0-1213173
– Quest vWorkspace Client 7.6
– Leostream Java Connect
– Ericom PowerTerm
– Ericom Webconnect
– IBM iSeriesAccess 7.1.0-1.0
– Firefox 17.0.8
– Totem Media Player 2.30.2
– Voip Client Ekiga 3.2.7
– Thinlinc Client 3.2.0
– NX Client 3.5.0-7
– Cisco VPN Client
– ThinPrint Client 7.0.58
– Xorg X11 Server 1.11.4
– Xorg Xephyr 1.7.6
– PC/SC Lite 1.8.1
– MUSCLE CCID Driver 1.4.5
– Omnikey CCID Driver 3.6.0
– Omnikey RFID Driver 2.7.2
– SCM Microsystems CCID Driver 5.0.27
– Safenet / Aladdin eToken Driver 8.0.5-0
– A.E.T SafeSign PKCS#11 Library 3.0.1785
– Gemalto .NET PKCS#11 Library 2.1.0
– SecMaker NetID PKCS#11 Library
– Client 0.8 for RedHat Enterprise Virtualization Desktops 3
– INTEL Graphics Driver 2.17.0
– ATI Graphics Driver 6.14.99_git20111219
– VIA Graphics Driver
– NVIDIA Graphics Driver 304.60
– 2X Client 10.1-1263
Known issues:
– Following features are not supported with IGEL RDP Client 2.0:
– Audio and Video Multimedia Redirection
– 16bit display color depth
Workaround: Enable RDP legacy mode in
IGEL Setup -> Sessions -> RDP -> RDP Global -> Options page

[Client for RedHat Enterprise Virtualization for Desktops 3]
– USB Redirection is not supported in this firmware

[Quest vWorkspace]
– Multimedia Redirection:
Sound redirection is not working with WMV/WMA streams
– USB Redirection does not work reliable

[NVIDIA graphics support]
– In dual screen configurations DPMS monitor saving mode creates
display content corruptions on secondary VGA display after resume

– Removed support for SAP GUI for the Java Environment session

– Removed support for NCP Secure Client

– Removed support for Dial Up ADSL connections
– 802.1x ethernet authentication can not be canceled, although registry key
“network.interfaces.ethernet.device0.ieee8021x.secure_only” or
is unchecked

– Removed support for German Health Care “Card Reader” session

New features:
– New IGEL RDP Client 2.0 based on FreeRDP Client 1.1:
– added support for RDP 8 based RemoteFX Adaptive Graphics virtual channel:
– Calista Codec (RemoteFX7)
– Progressive Codec
– Clear Codec
– Planar Codec
– H264 Video optimized remoting virtual channel
– Improved RemoteApp support
– Added support for Remote Desktop Web Access
accessible at “Sessions -> RDP -> Remote Desktop Web Access”
– Added a fallback for IGEL RDP Client 2.0:
– enable IGEL Legacy RDP Client 1.0 at
“Sessions -> RDP -> RDP Global -> Options -> RDP legacy mode”.
– the following features are not available:
– RDP 8 based RemoteFX support
– Remote Desktop Web Access

– Added new Citrix Receiver version
– Improved XenApp/Program Neighborhood login by supporting alternative domain suffixes like “user@alternativedomain” as the user name.
Hint: If you use alternative domain suffixes you should clear the domain list at setup page
“Sessions -> ICA -> Citrix XenApp/Program Neighborhood -> Server” and
set “Handling of domain in login window” to “hidden”.

– Improved handling of seamless application windows (e.g. Delphi applications) that were minimized when moved.
– the IGEL Setup -> Sessions -> ICA -> Citrix XenApp/Program Neighborhood -> Appearance
configuration was reworked. Added new filter for desktop placement of Citrix XenApp applications.
– Quick Start Buttons for XenApp/Program Neighborhood published applications
will appear in the taskbar as soon as the connection to the XenApp server is established,
if their application names are added to the list in
IGEL Setup -> Sessions -> ICA -> Citrix XenApp/Program Neighborhood -> Appearance ->
“Enable following applications in Quick Start Panel”. Wildcards * and ? are allowed.

– Updated Philips SpeechMike driver to version 5.0.10 for ICA and RDP supporting new devices:
SpeechMike Premium
DPM4 (mobile device)

– Quick Start Buttons for vWorkspace AppPortal (Quest) applications will appear in the taskbar
as soon as the connection to the AppPortal Farm is established, if their application names
are added to the list in IGEL Setup -> Sessions -> vWorkspace Client -> vWorkspace AppPortal ->
“Enable following applications in Quick Start Panel”. Wildcards * and ? are allowed.

[VMware Horizon View]
– Updated VMware Horizon View client to version 2.1.0-1213173
– added passthrough authentication for explizit Kerberos Logon
configurable at
“Sessions->Horizon View Client->Horizon View Client Sessions -> (Session Name) -> Connection settings”

– Updated Thinprint client to version 7.0.58

– Updated Leostream Java Connect to version

– Updated Mozilla Firefox Browser to version 17.0.8

– Updated Oracle Java Runtime Environment to version 1.7.0 update 25

– Added UDC hardware support
– Wyse D Class “DX0D”
– VXL Itona Md Series
– HP t510 and t610
– Acer Veriton N2110G
– Fujitsu Futro S700 and S900
– Removed hardware support for:
– IGEL P680
– IGEL G270
– IGEL G170
– IGEL P640
– Neoware E140
– Neoware E90
– Neoware C50
– Asus A7V400 MX
– Fujitsu Futro S100
– Removed graphics driver support for:
– VIA UniChrome Pro (CLE266)
– VIA UniChrome Pro (KM400/KN400)
– VIA UniChrome Pro (K8M800/K8N800)
– VIA UniChrome Pro (PM800/PM880/CN400)
– VIA UniChrome Pro (CN700/VN800/VM800/P4M800Pro)
– VIA UniChrome Pro (CX700/VX700)
– VIA UniChrome Pro (P4M890)
– VIA Chrome9 (K8M890/K8N890)
– VIA Chrome9 (CN896/VN896/P4M900)
– SiS [M]670/[M]770[GX]
– SiS [M]671/[M]771[GX]

– Completely reworked look & feel
– Added new starting methods for sessions:
The new methods can be configured on each “Desktop Integration” setup page.
– Application Launcher System Tab
– Start Menu System Tab
– Quick Start Buttons in Panel
– Desktop folder
– Menu folder
– Password protection
– Added composite manager for advanced graphical capabilities.
– Automatically activated for devices that fulfill the minimum requirements of CPU >= 1.1GHz and
activated color depth of 24bit (true color).
– Manually toggled at setup on page “User Interface -> Display -> Options”.
– Added graphically advanced start menu.
– Automatically activated for devices that fulfill the minimum requirement of CPU >= 1GHz.
– Manually toggled at setup on page “User Interface -> Display -> Desktop -> Startmenu”
– Added new start menu button configuration at setup on page
“User Interface -> Display -> Desktop -> Startmenu”:
– Hide system tab
– Enable or disable lock display, logout, restart, shutdown and about buttons
– Improved left and right taskbar position
– Disabled default start of Application Launcher. Autostart can be enabled at
“Accessories -> Application Launcher”.
– Disabled default start of keyboard layout indicator in taskbar. Autostart can be configured at
“User Interface -> Display -> Desktop -> Taskbar”
– Added new desktop integration configuration for the following accessories:
– Firmware Update
– Identify Monitors
– Disk Utility
– System Information
– System Log Viewer
– Touchscreen Calibration
– UMS Registering
– Smart Card Personalization
– Upgrade License
– Added new System Log Viewer to access device’s log files more easily at setup
“Accessories -> System Log Viewer”
– Added automatic activation of native graphics driver if device’s graphics card can be used.
The fallback still is VESA mode.
– Added support for DisplayPort resolution of 2560×1080
– Added configuration of DisplayPort(III) and HDMI(III) graphics outputs for Intel chipsets.
– Updated VIA Graphics driver to version

[base system]
– Updated timezone data to version 2013d-0ubuntu0.12.04
– Updated kernel to Ubuntu Precise kernel version 3.2.0-48.74
– Updated WFS size to 10MB and a maximum number of 5120 files
– Updated IGEL setup to version 4.5.7
– Updated German, French, Dutch and Chinese user interface translation.
– Updated base libraries and binaries to Ubuntu Precise version

– Improved fixed network linktype configuration for auto negotiation by enabling setup
“Network -> LAN Interfaces -> Interface 1/2 -> Force Autonegotiation” or the according
registry keys “network.interfaces.ethernet.device0.autoneg” and
– Updated Marvell sk98lin (yukon) driver to version
Updated Intel e1000e driver to version 2.3.2
Updated Intel igb driver to version 4.2.16.
– Added Network Manager framework to configure all network related properties.

– Added support for Ingenico ORGA 6041 L eGK eHealth BCS (reader for german health care cards) via USB.
The reader can be mapped in RDP and ICA sessions with COM Port Mapping.
Choose “USB COM 1” in COM Port Mapping setup as local device.
– Updated Identive/SCM Microsystems smart card reader driver to version 5.0.27 supporting new readers:
– SCR339 Keyboard SC Reader
– CLOUD 4700 F Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 4710 F Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 2700 R Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 2710 F Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 2700 F Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 2900 R Smart Card Reader
– CLOUD 2190 F Smart Card Reader
– STC4 DFU Adapter
– CLOUD 2910 R Smart Card Reader.
– Updated SecMaker NetID PKCS#11 Library to version


Update: This firmware is not available online anymore! There will be an updated release available soon.