[K12OSN] hotplug issue

norbert bear2bar at netscape.net
Sun Dec 5 15:48:26 UTC 2004

eharrison at mail.mesd.k12.or.us wrote:

> On Sat, 4 Dec 2004, norbert wrote:
>>>>> Are you referring to this?
>>>>> http://pxes.sourceforge.net
>>>> Yes that's the CD I'm using however I'm using K12ltsp on the server..
>>> If you are using pxes, client-side problems probably need to be
>>> reported to the pxes folks.
>>> PXES *replaces* the K12LTSP client boot process, having K12LTSP on
>>> the server doesn't really matter in this case.
>>> Hopefully that makes sense ;-)
>> The problem is specific ot 4.2 since the CD work fine with both 4.0.1 
>> & 4.1.1 therefore I must conclude that something has changed on the 
>> server side ???? But as I mentionned in my last email I'm getting the 
>> same problem with a boot floppy also.....
>> .....and that doesn't make sense :-D
> In LTSP/K12LSTP, the client uses BOOTP/PXE to download a kernel and
> an initial ram disk. The initial ram disk contains software to NFS
> mount the server and to execute the LTSP software via NFS. The X
> server the client runs, for example, is located on the NFS share.
> PXES is self-contained, the boot image contains all of the software
> needed, including the X server. NFS is not used at all (and since
> the LTSP software is *only* on NFS, PXES never uses the LTSP software).
> When you boot via floppy, are you using a LTSP or a PXES image?
> If you are getting hotplug errors, it must be PXES since LTSP does
> not include hotplug...
> Could you post your /etc/dhcpd.conf? That'll help us figure out exactly
> what software is running.
> -Eric
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Hi Eric,

I rebuilt the system and found two problems, bad cat5 cable & flawed 
floppy hence the other issues. So now it starts but when the WS logs in 
I get what started the whole issue of testing "upgrading" the system. 
These where errors I had with 4.1.1 and I had installed XFree 4.4 but 
Jim said that LTSP uses xorg & not XFree86............................

"Error activating XKB configuration.
Probably internal X server problem.

X server version data:
The XFree86 Project, Inc
You are using XFree 4.3.0.
There are known problems with complex XKB configurations.
Try using simpler configuration or taking more fresh version of XFree 
If you report this situation as a bug, please include:
-The result of xprop -root | grep XKB
-The result of gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb"

so ....
xprop -root | grep XKB
_XKB_RULES_NAMES_BACKUP(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "us", "", ""
_XKB_RULES_NAMES(STRING) = "xorg", "pc105", "us", "", ""


gconftool-2 -R /desktop/gnome/peripherals/keyboard/xkb"
layout = [us]
model = pc105
overrideSettings = false
options = []
update_handlers = []

Ideas or suggestions ....

thks again


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