[FWD: RE: Is it just me, or is LTSP a mess?]
gerrylist at drouillard.ca
Tue Sep 9 23:15:50 BST 2008
rmcdaniel at indata.us wrote:
> -------- Original Message --------
> Subject: RE: Is it just me, or is LTSP a mess?
> From: <rmcdaniel at indata.us>
> Date: Tue, September 09, 2008 2:07 pm
> To: "R. Scott Belford" <scott at hosef.org>
> I can assure you that new thin clients have problems too... I have
> unsuccessfully tried setting up 3 labs, HP DL360 (2) quad core and 8GB
> RAM, (30) HP T5530 clients. I have spent countless hours/days trying to
> work out all of the problems. Everything looked great with one client,
> then I started running into problems with multiple clients booting. I
> applied the DirectX setting, tried all DHCP settings to no avail, ran
> all updates, still not reliable. I have since gone back to ole
> faithful, K12LTSP CentOS ver. 5. Run all updates and everything has
> worked like a charm:) The CentOS ver 5 will be supported until 2014, so
> I don't see any problems. As far as the desktop, that is easily
> Ron McDaniel
> rmcdaniel at indata.us
> Conecuh County Schools
> Technology Coordinator
Sounds similar to my specs. except that we have 32 T5135's. Today the
system appears to have worked fine today for us.
Things that seem to help:
-ltsp-build-client --with-sourceslist . Then
-the settings mentioned for the /etc/firefox-3.0/pref/firefox.js file.
-I noticed the /home/user/.xsession-errors file was complaining about
not finding the video driver so I install xorg-driver-fglrx on the
server. Not sure if the 5530's have the same video.
-My lts.conf file is: (http://k2.mtacademy.us:8081/tmp/lts.conf)
-You may want to disable the daemon server for tftpd-hpa as it is
enabled in inetd.conf
-adding to /etc/host.allow
nbdswapd: ALL: keepalive
Anybody looking for a kiosk type of setup? The following file may help
you out: /etc/X11/Xsession.d/10KioskCleanUp
if [ `stat -c %G $HOME` == guest ]; then
for goodbye in `ls -A $HOME/.`
do if [ ! -e "/home/doNotDelete/$goodbye" ]; then
rm -fR "$HOME/$goodbye"
chmod 700 $HOME
cp -r /etc/skel/* $HOME
cp -r /etc/skel/.[a-z]* $HOME
chown -R "$USER:guest" $HOME
Basically, anybody a member of guest gets their directory blown away on
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