My Negative Gutsy Experience

Bob Wooden bobwdn at watsonboyce.com
Wed Nov 14 14:52:16 GMT 2007


In what archive can I get libflashsupport?  I searched Synaptic and 
could not locate it.

Denis Melnikov wrote:
>>> 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
>>
>> /opt/ltsp/i386/usr/share/doc/ltsp-client-core/examples/
>>
>> that has good lts.conf examples and descriptions.  Mine 
>> currently looks 
>> like this (note that I specify local devices)
>>
>> [default]
>>      X_COLOR_DEPTH=16
>>      LDM_DIRECTX=True
>>      X_MODE_0=1024x768
>>      LOCALDEV=True
>>      SOUND=True
>>      NBD_SWAP=True
>>      SYSLOG_HOST=server
>>     
>
> 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
> needed files?
>
>
>   
>>> 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
> libflashsupport?
>
>
>   
>>> 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
> no more.
>
>
> Denis.
>
>
>   



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