No Client Login

murrah boswell otrcomm at
Wed May 13 14:20:16 UTC 2009

Phydeaux wrote:
> At 03:14 AM 05/13/09, murrah boswell wrote:
>> Hello All,
>> I know you guys are busy with development work, but there is virtually no traffic on the k12osn list so I wanted to ask you guys.
>> I just setup my first liver server system on a usb stick and got the client to connect but there is no Login box to enter a username. My client is a Dell Latitude C600 with 3Com miniPC nic. Any ideas why the login screen would not produce? I can see the Sponsered by RedHat at the bottom and can go into the Preferences box, but no Login box. I just get this constant flicker where the K12Linux logo should be. I can move the mouse across where the Login box should be and the cursor changes to like it is over a text box but that is about it.
>> Is the problem with the Dell box?
> I've seen what I think are similar problems caused by a failure to detect the proper
> video card.  In my case, half of the login box was visible on the screen.  I replaced
> the VGA cable with a DVI cable and all was well with the world.  Can you select the
> login box at all?  If you can manage to use the keyboard to log in it should work fine
> from there -- even though you might not be able to see everything in the login box.

Unfortunately the client box I am testing with is a Dell C600 laptop, so I can not easily replace the video cable or video controller.

I am out the door to work, but will try you suggestion later today and report back. Thanks for your reply!


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