CUPS won't start on fat client

David Groos djgroos at
Fri Mar 4 23:48:14 UTC 2011

Hey Todd, not sure if this will help, but if you go to the /var/lib/ 
tftpboot/ltsp/your.fat.image/lts.conf file and type:
(without the bullets, and maybe with a restart of your client).  Then,  
when you reboot and are sitting at a client you hit F2 and you will be  
brought into maybe it's called, "console" but I think of it as  
"terminal" but on the local client, not on the server.  Of course you  
can do any change on the client, remove this and that or whatever, and  
upon reboot you get a fresh system without your modifications.   
Anyway, hope this works on fat clients, not just thin clients--I'm  
still trying to figure out fat clients.  Anyone?


On Mar 4, 2011, at 12:16 PM, Todd O'Bryan wrote:

> I can't get CUPS to start on a fat client. This is more complicated,
> because I can't sudo to check anything, because once the user logs in
> on the fat client, it doesn't use the server's user database anymore.
> So, two questions:
> 1. Does anyone know if CUPS not starting on an AMD64 LTSP fat client
> running 10.04 is a known problem with a known solution. (This is
> regular Ubuntu LTSP, not Edubuntu, but the LTSP part makes this list a
> lot more useful, I think.)
> 2. How do I get sudo access on the client?
> Thanks muchly,
> Todd
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