[K12OSN] Thinstation

Sharon Betts sbetts at msad71.net
Fri Feb 11 23:52:05 UTC 2005

"Support list for opensource software in schools." <k12osn at redhat.com> on
Friday, February 11, 2005 at 6:42 PM +0000 wrote:
>Check the BIOS on the laptops to see if they will PXE Boot. I used my
>laptop as a thinclient that way. Had to set the video driver to savage in 
>LTS.conf to make X work, but it did work.  If you care at all about the 
>batteries you might want to take them out. I am pretty sure that the lack
>any power management on the laptop as a client is what fried mine. Maybe
>but it was good when I started and at the end of the day it wouldn't last 
>more than 5 minutes or take much of a charge. On the other hand, I have
>been too impressed with compaq's batteries. This is the third one for
>Tim Kaldahl
>Maplewood Academy

Hi Tim,
	I really prefer local boot -- I assume my problem is the NIC type. 
Thanks for the warning on the battery -- were you running on power or on
the battery at the time of "death"?

MSAD#71 Director of Educational Technology
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