Is it just me, or is LTSP a mess?
toddobryan at gmail.com
Wed Sep 10 14:25:22 BST 2008
Because when students log back in after a freeze, their desktop appears
without the top and bottom panels and they can't do anything until I slay
On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 9:03 AM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at gmail.com>wrote:
> 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 gmail.com>
> > On Wed, Sep 10, 2008 at 5:05 AM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at gmail.com>
> > 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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