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Re: [K12OSN] Acer Travelmate 220 Laptop



I finally got a boot disk to work so that the laptops are hitting the
server, but they kept erroring out on xserver. I change the lts.conf file
for the video settings for one specific laptop and set it "vesa" which
allowed it to boot up and come up to a login screen. The only problem is
that the screen is off to the right and too big. As best as I can tell, they
have an Intel 82830M video chip.

Is there a compatible driver or setting that I can use to get these working?
I've got 20 of them I can use if I can get them working. Thanks for any and
all help. I'm still a newb, so forgive my ignorance with Linux in general
and K12LTSP specifically.

Ronnie

Re: [K12OSN] Acer Travelmate 220 Laptop

    * From: Peter Scheie <peter scheie homedns org>
    * To: "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn redhat
com>
    * Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Acer Travelmate 220 Laptop
    * Date: Fri, 25 May 2007 20:04:46 -0500

You might try running tcpdump or wireshark on the server and see if the
clients are even sending any dhcp requests onto the wire.

Petre

Ronnie Miller wrote:

    I've got several of these that I am using in a conventional lab, but
they
    are failing as Windows pc's. I'm trying to get them to work as thin
clients,
    but for some reason I can't get them to boot using PXE. I've gone
through
    all the bios and PXE settings and everything looks fine, but once the
PXE
    Version 2.0 message comes up with the option to go into PXE setup, it
stops
    immediately after that - no message, nothing.

    I have a couple of Acer 620's that I tried and they work like a champ.
The
    220's have Realtek 8139 nic's which, as far as I know, should be PXE
    compliant.

    If I have to build a boot floppy, I will, but only as a last resort. I
don't
    want to get rid of these machines since I think they'd make good clients
    once I get the boot issue resolved. Has anyone had any experience with
these
    laptops?


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    Technology Specialist
    Seminole County Schools
    800 South Woolfork Avenue
    Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
    Phone: 229-524-5235 Ext. 227
    Fax: 229-524-2212

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Ronnie Miller
Technology Specialist
Seminole County Schools
800 South Woolfork Avenue
Donalsonville, Georgia 39845
Phone: 229-524-5235 Ext. 227
Fax: 229-524-2212


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