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[K12OSN] Re: K12LTSP: ETA 02/12/02

Hi John,

I don't know if I had the chance to reply to your post.

I'm just checking in to see how your K12LTSP project is going.

We're always interested in making things easier. Share your thoughts with
the K12OSN redhat com list and let us know!

;-) Paul
----- Original Message -----
From: "John Baillie" <jsbaillie cfl rr com>
To: <k12ltsp riverdale k12 or us>
Sent: Friday, February 08, 2002 10:31 PM
Subject: K12LTSP: ETA 02/12/02

> Greetings,
> We are almost ready to go live. With assistance from the local lug our
> school's lab should have 30 terminals running on Monday morning when the
> school bell rings. Barring any more hardware issues with the legacy pc's
> we are using, we might also have some disk based terminals deployed in
> the classrooms. We are using Gateway G5's 133 MHz - 200 MHz for the
> K12LTS terminals and the Debian "disk based terminals". We are inserting
> Jaton 107 8MB PCI Video cards (Trident chip set) and Linksys 10/100
> nics. The Video cards are problematic. Not sure at this point if it is a
> bios issue or faulty cards they work in some of the terminals and not in
> others.
> The lab is on a 100Mbps segment but the remainder of the school is
> 10Mbps.After reading this article on linuxworld.com
> http://www.linuxworld.com/site-stories/2001/0920.xterminal3.html
> We have decided to try using a minimal install of Debian and use the
> K12LTS as an application server as well as a terminal server. Hopefully
> this will allow us to put some systems on the 10Mb segment and not
> saturate the bandwidth on this segment.
> I'm still not sure how we are going to provide access to
> /home/<student_name> to the teachers. I am still reading the archives on
> this subject.
> At the moment we have a share on NT named students with each student
> having a directory there. The teachers and students have a mapped drive
> to \\server\student. Teachers have change permission for all student
> directories, students can browse \\server\students but can only access
> their directory.
> I had hoped to share \home via samba to emulate the NT setup but this
> does not seem to be the best solution. I would like to move all student
> files from the NT server to the LTS.
> Would it be better to create a directory named \student_home and have
> that be the default for the students and apply the necessary directory
> and samba permissions for teacher access?
> Of course this would require reconfiguring Apache to use
> \student_home\<student>\public_html
> Also would like to find a way to pre-configure StarOffice not to prompt
> new users for initial setup. We were successful in eliminating the Gimp
> set up script by using \etc\skell but not StarOffice.
> Paul, a while back you posted to OS-Now asking for a count of who
> actually has the K12LTSP deployed. You can add one more school. What is
> the latest count?
> Regards,
> John Baillie
> Technology Specialist
> St. Mary's School
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