LTSP 5 and Fedora 8 (DHCP on a different server)

Alexandre Cavalcante Alencar alexandre.alencar at
Thu May 15 21:50:35 UTC 2008

Hi all,

I am trying to test LTSP 5 on Fedora 8 (server) and I get all setup,
my thin client boot up and show LDM screen, but when I inform my login
and password, my screen turns black and come back to LDM again. If I
change the session to Failsafe terminal, and login, it show me the
xterm terminal.

The install was made as described here

I get two lines on messages that say ldminfd started and exited (with
status 0) and all logs of secure saying that the user logged on and
logged off when I try to open the Default (should be GNOME) session.

Does anyone can give some light on this?

My DHCP server runs on another box  (Fedora 8 x64 with all updates)
and here is the relevant config

allow booting;
allow bootp;
deny unknown-clients;

ddns-updates                    on;
ddns-update-style               interim;

default-lease-time              21600;
max-lease-time                  21600;
one-lease-per-client            true;

option domain-name              "";
option time-offset              -10800;
use-host-decl-names             on;

option option-128 code 128 = string;
option option-129 code 129 = text;
option boot-server code 66 = string;

class "PXE" {
       match if substring (option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 9) = "PXEClient";
       vendor-option-space PXE;
       filename       "/pxelinux.0";

class "Etherboot" {
       match if substring (option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 9) = "Etherboot";
       option vendor-encapsulated-options 3c:09:45:74:68:65:72:62:6f:6f:74:ff;
       option option-128  e4:45:74:68:00:00;
       option option-129  "MOPTS=nolock,ro,wsize=2048,rsize=2048";
       filename       "/lts/vmlinuz-";

shared-network Aspec {

        subnet netmask {

                option ip-forwarding            off;
                option subnet-mask    ;
                option broadcast-address;
                option smtp-server    ;
                option ntp-servers    ;
                option time-servers   ;
                option netbios-name-servers;
                option domain-name-servers;
                option routers        ;

                group SUPORTE {

                        option tftp-server-name
                        option log-servers;
                        option root-path
                        option font-servers   ;
                        option x-display-manager;
                        next-server           ;
                        filename                        "/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.0";

                        host aspec-res-006 { hardware ethernet
00:E0:C5:5F:B7:C9; fixed-address; }




Alexandre C Alencar (Skarmeth)

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