My Negative Gutsy Experience
dmelnik at regent.ru
Wed Nov 14 12:41:51 GMT 2007
> > 1) Local devices stopped mounting.
> > Rarely a floppy icon appears at some user's desktop.
> > Rarely an USBkey or CD mounts. But this happens without
> > any relationship with username or computer. The fact is
> > that only one user have an access to local devices at
> > a time. Of course, all users are allowed to mount local
> > devices.
> Have you had a chance, yet, to learn that lts.conf should be in
> /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/ ?
> Also, a newly installed Gutsy server will have this directory
> that has good lts.conf examples and descriptions. Mine
> currently looks
> like this (note that I specify local devices)
Thank you, Scott, for your answer.
With all my troubles will fresh installation be the best
solution? Is it true that upgrade doesn't supply all
> > 4) Sound works from time to time. In Flash clips it
> > doesn't work at all. In control panel sound works.
> > And sound icon in righthand upper corner always
> > looks as 'mute'.
> This has been just recently solved on this list in other
> threads. The
> question that lead to the answer was
> Do you have libflashsupport installed?
Is 'mute' icon results from [possible] absent
> > 5) One user's desktop background have disappeared after
> > ordinary logon. In this user's session gnome-panel started
> > to fail loading modules. When he tried to add Switch-user
> > module to the panel, he got the same failure message.
> > By the way, how to setup default (again 'default')
> > collection of panel modules, i.e. switch-user,
> > keyboard-layout, etc.?
> Sabayon would fix this, I believe.
What about lost background? By the way, I forgot to mention:
right click on desktop should open context menu,
but it does not.
> > 6) Server downloads and installs updates and display
> > an icon asking to reboot after that. But reboot menu
> > at client reboots the client only. To reboot the server
> > I have to 'shutdown -r now' at command prompt. Clients
> > should get a message that allow them to finish their
> > work. But alas, they are forcibly logged off.
> This is probably a good thing. I consider it a bonus that clients
> reboot themselves, not the server.
Either admins should have an option to reboot server from
client or the update notification should explain how to
reboot, I think. In both ways clients should be notified
to finish their work, IMNSHO.
> > After all the troubles I couldn't prove Linux to be the
> > good choice if needed. Whether IT teacher wasn't
> > interested in it.
> > Unfortunately, I have to establish Edubuntu Gutsy
> > is far far away from system ready for non-IT admins.
> The teacher that I have been helping made the same statement.
Worst of all is that Edubuntu administration doesn't become
more clear nor usable. Beautiful and nice-looking - yes, but
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