[K12OSN] Booting older thin clients

Kemp, Levi lnkemp at bolivar.k12.mo.us
Sat Mar 3 00:04:00 UTC 2007

I want to say one more time that I appreciate everyones help. I've officially got a LTSP server working and clients running of off it now. I'm thinking it was the SELinux, as odd as that sounds. I've also used the K12LTSP Fedora CDs and done a workstation install with only firefox, openoffice and XFCE which looks to be a light enough combo on a 450 with 256MB. I'm sure I'll need more help, but now the only task I have to do is get Reading Counts to run in WINE. Thanks again.


From: k12osn-bounces at redhat.com on behalf of Sudev Barar
Sent: Thu 3/1/2007 10:18 PM
To: Support list for open source software in schools.
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Booting older thin clients

On 02/03/07, Rob Owens <rowens at ptd.net> wrote:
> All the advice you've been given so far is good.  Booting from a server
> will give you the best performance.
> If you really want to try out a local installation, I've had pretty good
> success with Xubuntu 6.10 on older machines with 128MB ram.  The fastest
> distro I've seen, I think, is Puppy Linux.  It's a close call between
> that and Damn Small Linux (DSL).  Both Puppy and DSL run completely off
> the CD, so you don't even have to install them--and they're still fast.

There is a distro of Knoppix out there that also runs off the CDROM
and also supports terminal clients. The easiest setup I have demo'd is
witha laptop running Ubuntu with 512 mb RAM. Was able to run three
clients off this with firefox browser and open office. I know it is a
tight fit but with that combo old Pi/Pii machines also grow wings and

Sudev Barar

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