[K12OSN] WYSE Thin Clients and K12LTSP

Sudev Barar sbarar at gmail.com
Thu Apr 26 02:16:52 UTC 2007

On 26/04/07, Chad Binz <cbinz at hprd.k12.ar.us> wrote:
> Hello,
>   I am very new to the thinclient setup....as in a few days.  I just
> came to a school district and they are have a lab setup with cirtrix.
> Anyways they had asked for a different lab setup and I came across the
> K12LTSP package.  What I do have is two great servers, and about 35 WYSE


1.) can any thin client work with this or do you have to have
something special setup?
Lot of people have reported these clients working with LTSP. Only
setup needed is to enable BIOS to PXE boot or if that is not possible
use etherboot plugged EPROM or floppy from rom-o-matic site.

2.)   How do thin clients connect exactly?....Is it a preconfiged NIC
or something....
As above. The NIC needs to be told to seek host which is offering boot
files and start boot from there.

3.)  If so, is there some special firmware pageage I would have to
download and update?
Normally no. All you need to do is get into BIOS settings and set
first boot device as network boot. Exact description varies from BIOS
to BIOS.

4.)  and last but not least, when a thin client boots up, how do you
get to the system admin area to update firmware and such?
At the time of boot try pressing any of following keys "del" "F1" "F2"
"F10" generally one of these will take you to BIOS setup area and
there you need to do the set as above. May be other who have these
thin clients can describe exact key needed.

Sudev Barar

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