Is it just me, or is LTSP a mess?

David Van Assche dvanassche at
Wed Sep 10 14:03:21 BST 2008

How do u know it is not working? can u paste some data?

David Van Assche

On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 1:26 PM, Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 5:05 AM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at>
> wrote:
>> I've taken a look into the email in question, and can answer some
>> questions. I in no way am affiliated with canonical, though I do work
>> within the ed/ubuntu community. Firstly, Scott mentions not using
>> 8.04, clearly you should upgrade as that will solve 50% of your
>> issues... the other issues are all valid, and I guess the problem is
>> one of communication between developers and end users. Lets address
>> the issues seperately:
>> - The gnome lingering process problem
>> Agreed.. this is a heavy issue that is a pain in the behind, but it is
>> not LTSP centric... the fault lies with gnome. Right now the
>> workaround is a watchdog script, which seems to work ok, but is by no
>> means a fix... This needs to be tackled from the gnome side... Right
>> now the solution is in monitoring and ending misbehaving processes
>> through the script or by hand via pkill -u or killall. It makes sense
>> to clean all processes at least 1 time per day... consider it
>> maintenance.
> I'm actually running the gnome-watchdog package that Philipp Hanselmann
> wrote. It's not working, he's never tested it on 8.04, so it's hardly his
> fault. I sent an email asking if I had to do something extra to make it
> start working and got no answer.
> Also, note that, useful as gnome-watchdog is, it's not in any of the
> official repos. Given that it's essential, someone official should have
> adopted it and pulled it into the repos.
> Todd

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