Minimum client expectations, LTSP Triage

Asmo Koskinen asmo.koskinen at
Sun Sep 14 17:11:05 BST 2008

Scott Balneaves kirjoitti:

> Certainly, within some small spaces, we may be able to optimize things, but the
> bottom line is, that old 486 with 16 megs of memory simply isn't going to work
> as a thin client any more.  You may view this as a minus, and it probably is,
> but I think the advantages probably outweigh the minuses.  We have a lot more
> features than we used to, and work with a lot of (albeit newer) hardware that
> we didn't before.

Good example for brand new hardware is Acer Aspire One. I have that 
notebook for testing just this night only.

Ubuntu 8.04.1 can not handle that notebook out-of-box, lan driver 
(r8169) fails.

I think it is this one:

But Ubuntu 8.10 Alpha 5 does. Here are screenshots from notebook as thin 

If you have very new hardware, you need very new distro/kernel and then 
LTSP5 works.

Best Regards Asmo Koskinen.

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