[K12OSN] NorthTec MicroClient Jr

Kemp, Levi lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us
Sat Mar 10 07:04:59 UTC 2007

Has anyone used HP's t5125 before? Or any of their thin clients for that matter? They've got a buy 3 get one free offer right now putting that model at about $150 which seemed like an ok deal. I know my boss enjoys the HP network management software on the Proliants he's been getting. Anyone use the Altiris Deployment Solution before? I'm still leaning towards the eBox 2300 or the MicroClient Jr, whichever you prefer it.


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Sent: Fri 3/9/2007 10:57 AM
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Subject: Re: [K12OSN] NorthTec MicroClient Jr

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Jim Kronebusch wrote: 

	On Fri, 9 Mar 2007 06:17:54 -0600 (CST), Barry Cisna wrote

		Hello All,
		 I've used the MicroClient Jr as my personal computer for about 5 months
		now. No complaints at all,  Unbox it, go into bios, enable PXE boot,
		if you so desire setup its own ws00x in lts.conf and use the 
		specified video driver( it works fine with the vesa driver too),,
		you'll have to compile the sound module on K12LTSP for audio to work,
		,and it works. its that simple I can have 10 web browsers open with 
		no probs. Java Apps dont drain it either.As was mentioned here full 
		screen Tuxtype/Tuxmath does NOT work but windowed works fine. Nice 
		thing is 0 noise!!! and almost 0 heat .Mounted on back of an 19" LCD 
		monitor. I cant seem to see any to nasay about it honestly. $120 
		plus shipping from Bangkok . There is an US reseller now,,I think?

	Very cool.  For the price and the speeds I think I'll trade not being able 
	to do full screen for some apps.  I am looking at buying around 100 machines 
	for 4 of our labs very soon and this looks very promising.

We use a lot of LCD monitors in my district, very few (if any) of which support TuxType, TuxMath, or ChildsPlay in full-screen mode.  Here is my solution:

1.)  Rename /usr/bin/tuxtype2 (the executable) to, say, "/usr/bin/tuxtype2-bin".
2.)  Write a very small shell script named /usr/bin/tuxtype2 that calls the renamed executable in window mode.

Kinda like this:

/usr/bin/tuxtype2-bin --window

And then, "chmod 755 /usr/bin/tuxtype2".  Works like a charm.

Just tried it with ChildsPlay, too, with several games, and it works there, too.


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