How to modify the startup and splash screens on the thin client.
scott at redboot.biz
Thu Jan 18 12:08:16 GMT 2007
Paul, I'm glad you've asked this as it's something I've been wondering, too.
That is, is it easier to install Edubuntu and change the graphic look or
install Ubuntu and setup LTSP. Thanks for documenting that here. I'd be
eager to hear feeback from you after you've got this running.
Also, I noticed the page you referenced had an update date of 10-10-06 so,
is the version of LTSP this talks about the same as that used by Edubuntu
BTW, I wouldn't be too concerned about the "basic knowledge" comments. I've
been working to figure this LTSP stuff, too and there's not much resource
material available. O'Reilly needs to crank out an LTSP / MueCow admin book!
On 1/17/07, Paul J. Thompson <edubuntu001 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Yes removing packages is a basic skill and I can manage that :-) however
> you do need to know what to remove first, and that is the info that I was
> However, Oliver put me on the right track. You can install the LTSP
> packages into the standard Ubuntu or Xubuntu has them as an install option.
> see: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP/LTSPQuickInstall for
> installing ltsp ... Which is a least hassle option for what I want to do.
> Also (from Oli) to get rid of the splash on all clients, you can modify
> the /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.cfg/default file and remove the
> "splash" keyword. And before you tell me that removing the splash keyword is
> basic knowledge, yes, I know that but I did not know where to look :-).
> Unfortunately, every Linux distro seems to put there files in slightly
> (and sometimes not so slightly) different places. That kinda messes one
> around when you are new to Linux, no matter long you have been involved in
> IT. In my case 16 years but on mianframes.
> I post this here so that if anyone else is looking for this info one day
> they will find it when they follow this thread.
> Paul Thompson
> On 1/17/07, Gavin McCullagh <gmccullagh at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > On Wed, 17 Jan 2007, Paul J. Thompson wrote:
> > > Yes removing the Edubuntu artwork and replaceing it with Ubuntu is
> > what I
> > > want. How would I go about it?
> > > >I haven't done it but I suspect if you don't want the edubuntu themes
> > and
> > > >would prefer the ubuntu ones you could perhaps remove the
> > edubuntu-artwork
> > > >and edubuntu-artwork-usplash packages and make sure the
> > ubuntu-artwork
> > > >package is installed.
> > Again, I'll point out I haven't done this myself so I'm not certain if
> > it'll work perfectly. You use the synaptic package manager to remove
> > packages. The process is described in the administration section of the
> > edubuntu cookbook.
> > https://wiki.edubuntu.org/HowToCookEdubuntu/Chapters
> > I don't mean to poke my nose in here but if as you say, you're deploying
> > (ed)ubuntu thin clients to a business environment, you'd really want to
> > do
> > some homework on administering ubuntu. Removing packages is a very
> > basic
> > skill.
> > Good luck with it,
> > Gavin
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