Edubuntu and Compaq Evo T30 Thin Clients

Nick romenick at
Tue Sep 18 15:23:06 BST 2007

-----Original Message-----
From: Philipp Hanselmann [mailto:philipp at] 
Sent: 18 September 2007 13:34
To: Nick
Cc: edubuntu-users at
Subject: Re: Edubuntu and Compaq Evo T30 Thin Clients

Nick schrieb:
> Hello all,
> I am installing and Edubuntu Lab in my school and everything was going 
> fine until I decided to try real Thin Clients instead of the old PIV 
> we have. I have bought 3 Compaq Evo T30 after I read on a website that 
> someone was using them in their school without any problem and they 
> were perfect. This is the first time I try to use a thin client so my 
> fear is that I am missing something very simple.
> My first question is: do they work with Edubuntu LTSP or not? The 
> Compaq T30 is a Geode 300 Mhz with 64 Mb Ram and 64 MB of Flash memory.
> After I have had this question answered I will check all cables, 
> hardware and settings to check if the problem is somewhere else. 
> Thank you in advance for your help and feel free to ask clarification.

What is not working? Does these solid state thin client get an IP 
address from the server?
What is the last message on the screen, during his boot phase ?


Hello Philipp the Thin Client will boot and start looking for a Cytrix
server and then look for a Windows Terminal Server and then it just says
network and it says no dhcp server found and they sit there. The thin
clients are connected to a test network with 1 Edubuntu server with two NIC
cards and a laptop with vmware connecting as a thin client. So the server
does work but not with them.

I have to understand if someone is using Compaq T1010, T20, T30 and similar
machines to make sure that I am not losing time. 

Is anyone also using SUMO thin clients by any chance?

Thank you all again for the help ... sending these emails make me feel like
I am not alone!


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