VNC as an alternative to LTSP on laptops?
sverma at sfsu.edu
Sat Jan 24 18:42:10 GMT 2009
On Fri, Jan 23, 2009 at 9:31 AM, Jeffrey LePage
<jeffrey_lepage at yahoo.com> wrote:
> At our school we have a bunch of old laptops (vintage 1999, PII 400MHz, 256MB RAM). Believe it or not they're still fairly functional. They're running Xubuntu, but with openbox instead of XFCE. With openbox and a few other tweaks I've been able to extend their useful life significantly. However, we really need to get some better hardware, or find a better solution.
> I tried to get LTSP running on these machines, but because of the lack of PXE support in pcmcia I was unable to get a decent LTSP setup running.
Have you looked at etherbooting these instead of pxebooting? This can
be done from a floppy (I'm assuming your thinclients have floppy
drives) http://etherboot.org/wiki/etherboot-software and
> I was wondering: has anyone used VNC or other remote desktop technologies as an alternative to a full-fledged LTSP setup? If so, does sound work?
> Please avoid sending me Word or PowerPoint attachments.
> See http://www.gnu.org/philosophy/no-word-attachments.html
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