[K12OSN] Fedora 3 = 4.2 - right? Ready to use it - production -

Jim Christiansen christiansen_j at hotmail.com
Wed Dec 15 01:08:26 UTC 2004

Hello Everyone,   Merry Christmas or  Happy secular Holiday!   I have some 
time off over the Christmas break and have been contemplating using Fedora 3 
on my current 3.01 K12LTSP server.  I have already done a mass cloning of 30 
boxes using Fedora3 using K12LTSP fedora2 rpms for Icewm and a few other 
things.  Everything seems to work just fine.

I am using Fedora3 at home and it seems to be really an improvement over 
fedora2, especially with the hotpluging of usb sticks and cameras in gnome.  
-Almost consumer desktop ready!-   I have a duplicate system at home with 
the Fedora3 on it now running just fine so I'm not too worried about putting 
it on the dual mp system at school, but -- I gota ask this list about this 
before I head off and do it.

Eric, James, David, and others??

I have been up to my eyeballs for months now with Yearbook but have been an 
almost daily lurker on this list and have watched the development of 4.2 
betas...   Any opinions on utilizing the 4.2 beta or straight Fedora3 plus 
4.1 K12LTSP rpms to fill in the holes?  I know how to set up the icewm only 
session settings, and have read about the changes to /etc/passwd, group and 
shadow, and how the lts.conf, dhcp.conf and another I can't remember file 
must be carefully edited/spliced with the previous...

What about the kill/suicide scripts??  Are these still in place in the 
K12LTSP 4.x series?? These really are necessary.

I would like to do this over XMas.  I will take out the old drives and use a 
newer drive, so if things go bad, I can always re-install the originals...

Thanks for all corrections and new ideas,  Jim

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