[K12OSN] Thinstation

tkaldahl at maplewoodacademy.org tkaldahl at maplewoodacademy.org
Sat Feb 12 01:17:56 UTC 2005

On Friday 11 February 2005 05:52 pm, Sharon Betts wrote:
> "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
> >Compaq
> >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
> >of
> >any power management on the laptop as a client is what fried mine. Maybe
> >not,
> >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
> >never
> >been too impressed with compaq's batteries. This is the third one for
> >that
> >computer.
> >
> >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"?
> Sharon
> MSAD#71 Director of Educational Technology
> sbetts at msad71.net          http://www.msad71.net     207-985-1100
> "To err is human - and to blame it on a computer is even more so."
> Robert Orben
The machine was plugged in at the time.

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