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Re: [K12OSN] The new Ubuntu 8.04 server





George Kocke wrote:
On Thu, May 1, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Alan Hodson <aahodson episd org> wrote:

 After downloading the brand new Ubuntu 8.04 server and the Edubuntu 8.04 Addons isos, burning them, and installing them (edubuntu needs to be installed from Synaptic/CD source) and after running "sudo ltsp-build-client" the awesome looking ubuntu thin clients are available to Thin Client clusters (with the exception perhaps of the AMD Geode-based thin clients like the SYM1112 that just hangs...)

 Is anybody using a patch or work-around for the SYM112? I had been told that the earlier Gutsy release of Ubuntu included a very broken amd driver, as well as a broken Xserver, that this new version was going to fix.

I have 60 ComputerLab Geode thin clients similar to these:

http://computerlab.com/techspecmt15t.htm

I installed 8.04 / LTSP 5 using the alternative install CD and ran
into the Geode video problem. Mine will present a series of green dots
across the screen when X starts and I am unable to switch to a shell.
I can ping the machines, so I know they're not completely frozen.

I vaguely remember the green dots. Have you waited it out? I found that at some point during my troubleshooting, the green dots did not indicate a system hang. I waited a minute or two and eventually got the LDM screen.

-Rob
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