[K12OSN] Booting a Client

Petre Scheie petre at maltzen.net
Fri Jun 23 20:24:57 UTC 2006

Forgot to include my footnote about /etc/dhcpd.conf.  In version 5 it has a slightly 
different name, dhcpd-k12ltsp.conf.

Petre Scheie wrote:
> mvl.1 at newulmtel.net wrote:
>> Sorry if this is a duplication - not sure if it was sent.
>> I have a new installation of K12LTSP. Some clients boot normally; One set
>> of identical machines (about 20) terminate the boot with "Fatal server
>> error: no screens found."
> What version of K12LTSP are you running?  The 4.4.1 or the 5.0 (beta)?  
> Look in /etc/k12ltsp-release if you're not sure.
> Just guessing here, but it sounds like it's not able to properly detect 
> the video card/chipset in those clients.  Get the MAC address of one of 
> the clients in question, add it to the /etc/dhcpd.conf* file like so:
> host problem {
>     hardware ethernet     00:90:27:b6:b9:15;
> }
> but use the MAC address of the client instead of the number I used.  If 
> you look toward the bottom of the file, you'll see other examples.  What 
> you're doing here is just assigning a name to the client so it's easier 
> to configure what X server it loads. After you've made the above change, 
> restart the DHCP server ('service dhcpd restart'). Then add this to the 
> /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/lts.conf file:
> [problem]
>     XSERVER = vesa
> Add this to the bottom of the file; there are other examples there, 
> too.  After that, reboot your client and see what you get.  What you've 
> done is told the system that the client with MAC address 
> 00:90:27:b6:b9:15 and known by the name 'problem' should have the vesa X 
> server loaded, rather than trying to auto configure it.  HTH
> Petre
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