Plan B Edubuntu Terminal Server Install Problem

Sameer Verma sverma at
Fri Apr 18 05:31:48 BST 2008

dbclinton wrote:
> 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.
Install something like iptraf on the server and see what it spits out in 
terms of network traffic...

>> 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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