[K12OSN] K12LTSP with iMac terminal

Jim McQuillan jam at mcquil.com
Sun Dec 11 16:47:26 UTC 2005


In lts.conf, make sure the 'SERVER' parameter points to the LTSP server.

Also, go to the ltsp wiki, and search for 'gray screen'.  There's a 
pretty good doc that covers the things that could be wrong.

Jim McQuillan
jam at Ltsp.org

Rob Beard wrote:
> Hi folks,
> I'm new to the list, but have been using LTSP on Debian 3.1 with a PC
> and Mac terminal.
> Now with a couple of friends on in my local LUG, we're trying to
> introduce the local schools in our area to Open Source software.
> One of the guys I've been speaking to mentioned the K12LTSP distro.  I
> figured it was worth having a look to see how it differs to my existing
> LTSP installation on Debian 3.1
> So far, it seems to be running well.  I was quite impressed with the
> ease of installation and setup.  At the moment I have the K12LTSP server
> running on VMWare due to a lack of spare PCs.
> The PC terminals are working fine (both a virtual terminal in VMWare and
> one of my usual LTSP terminals.
> I'm having a bit of a problem with the Mac though.  It will load the
> kernel fine and boot from the network.  The problem I'm having is it
> won't come up with the login screen.  All I am getting is the grey
> screen with the black X and the mouse works okay (well I can move the
> pointer!)
> I have tried changing the lts.conf to put a shell on screen 2 which
> appears to be okay.  The machine is picking up an IP address in DHCP and
> seems to be running okay.
> Just wondering if any of you guys have had anything similar happen?
> Regards,
> Rob
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