Plan B Edubuntu Terminal Server Install Problem

dbclinton dbclin at
Fri Apr 18 05:59:00 BST 2008

On Thu, 2008-04-17 at 18:33 -0700, operationsengineer1 at wrote:

> i tried to connect three computers.  first, i connected my laptop
> (toshiba laptop circa 2005) which got me to the boot screen.  i logged
> in with the admin password.  the desktop displayed shortly thereafter,
> however, there was high pitched hum coming from the speakers (a ray
> gun sound came to mind) and none of the icons did anything.  the mouse
> did move, though.  i hate to hold the power button to shut down the
> laptop.

I have to admit that this is a bit above my pay scale, but you might
want to ensure that you've got enough server resources and that they can
get through the network: How much RAM is on the server? Is it actually
being read during boot? Are your cables, switch and NICs all at least
10/100 mb/s?
Again, you might also want to look at syslog during and after the
clients boot to see if there's anything strange there.

> also, i didn't realize the clients would be prompted for a password.
> how do i set the username and password for the specific clients?

While logged on as admin, click on "System - Administration - Users and
Groups - Add User"
Good luck,

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