Using nubae fatclient [was Re: which release to use?]

Sameer Verma sverma at
Wed Jan 21 19:53:31 GMT 2009

On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 11:47 AM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at> wrote:
> Yeah asking on the list is fine... or private to me otherwise... but
> this way others can benefit from the messages too. First... can u tell
> me your infrastructure (server, release, TC details.)

Server is a Dell Precision 670 with 4GB of RAM and Dual Xeon processors.

Thin clients are Dell Optiplex 745 with 2GB RAM and Intel Core 2 duo
processors, connected to the server via a Netgear switch.


> I'll take a look
> at the errors u are getting now and post on that soon.
> David (nubae)
> On Wed, Jan 21, 2009 at 8:37 PM, Sameer Verma <sverma at> wrote:
>> On Thu, Jan 15, 2009 at 8:33 PM, David Van Assche <dvanassche at> wrote:
>>> Well, considering fatclient is not 'officially' supported, bug reports
>>> are a bit irrelevant, though I would welcome any help with getting the
>>> script working under Hardy.  To be honest I haven't looked at the
>>> fatclient script in a while, but I'll set up a test environment with
>>> hardy and go from there. I'll let you know where I get stuck, and if
>>> you can help, that would be much appreciated. Last time I checked, one
>>> couldn't even get to the ldm screen if I remember correctly.
>>> kind Regards,
>>> David Van Assche
>> Since the fatclient script from nubae is not officially supported, I'm
>> not sure where I should post questions. I'm going to post them here
>> and hope I can get some answers. I'm trying out the fatclient script
>> from
>> (David's site) and get a bunch of errors. I took a few photos of the
>> thin client when it boots up (I couldn't capture the log on the thin
>> client because the system becomes unusable quickly). Photos are at
>> My questions:
>> 1) When running the script as indicated on the site, I get to a point
>> where it asks for main user with root privileges. I am assuming this
>> is the user on the server who has root privileges via sudo?
>> 2) What went wrong? (see photos at
>> Any help would be great. The default thin client works fine, but the
>> server gets overloaded when using multimedia apps, which is what we'll
>> be doing this semester (begins next week). If nothing works, I'll fall
>> back to the default thin client.
>> Sameer
>> --
>> Dr. Sameer Verma, Ph.D.
>> Associate Professor of Information Systems
>> San Francisco State University
>> San Francisco CA 94132 USA

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