a paper I can't find...

John Summerfield debian at herakles.homelinux.org
Tue Nov 27 07:39:46 UTC 2007

Frank Cox wrote:
> On Mon, 26 Nov 2007 22:35:39 -0600
> Frank Cox <theatre at sasktel.net> wrote:
>> You don't need a mainframe for that.  Take a look at http://www.ltsp.org

I don't think Tim was referring to thin clients.

An insurance company Daughter's working for's rolling out thin clients. 
She's not enthusiastic, she wants her real PC.

> This actually might be a good place to mention that, in order to get the most
> out of a Capio 600-series terminal (and, I suspect, most other thin client
> terminals with similar specifications) you need to install and run ltspswapd on
> the LTSP server.  When I set up this computer with F8/x86_64, I quickly
> discovered that all of the easily obtainable versions of ltspswapd were
> compiled for i386.  After spending most of a day hunting around I finally found
> the source code for a version of ltspswapd that I could compile and install and
> get working on an x86_64 system.
> If anyone else is in the same situation, I would be happy to email you my
> ltsp_ltspswapd-4.2.0-0.k12ltsp.6.0.0.x86_64.rpm, which works just fine for me.
> The only difference between this and the "official" i386 rpm, other than the
> obvious fact that it's compiled for x86_64, is that you must specify the swap
> directory using a slightly different syntax than what you find in the
> documentation.  Why?  I have no idea.  But it works.
> I wrote up compete instructions for how to make this work so I can send that to
> anyone who needs it, too.
Might be worth contributing back to LTSP.



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