Give K12LTSP 5.0EL a shot, along with Firefox 2. Both of these are
tried 'n' true, if you're looking for something that "just works." Or,
if you want to stay on Fedora 9, you might give the SeaMonkey browser a
shot. SeaMonkey is the new name for what used to be called the Mozilla
While FF3 is a very nice browser on a thick client, in thin client
environments it has shown some problems. Check the list archives for
FF3, and you'll see what I mean.
Anthony Luscre wrote:
am having three major problems in our new lab (Fedora 9, LTSP 5, Gnome
Desktop, Kerenl 188.8.131.52-45.fc9.686.PAE, PAE enabled computer with 13
GB RAM, 2 Quad core processors, 30 clients):
1. FireFox- The very first time a student starts FireFox it attempts to
do a few add-on updates. This works fine with only a few students but
with a large group many of them freeze and will not let FireFox
completely start. If they do force quit, and try to start FireFox
again, they usually get a message that FireFox is already running and
cannot be started. When I go to system monitor Process says "disk
sleeping" under CPU column. (If possible would it fix the problem if
there was a way to "start" all user's firefox from a command line batch
file. I have no idea what batch file would look like or even if you can
start FireFox from a command line to finish updating.)
2. When a user logs out it leaves a gvsf-fuse-damon runnig on Server. I
there a way to make automatically kill all processes for a user when
they log out
3. If they are forced to turn off their terminal, when it attempts to
reboot it does not attach to server and they get a "non system disk"
message (the client terminals are diskless.) Sometimes unpluging power
and CAT-5 cable, then reconnecting allow the terminal to attach and
give log-in screen. Is this a MAC address / DHCP issue? Is it related
to #2 above?
Pulling my hair out as Students and Teahcers get frustrated and say the
Previous installs were K12LTSP-6 then Ubunutu 7.1o last year.
Thanks for any ideas
Anthony A. Luscre - Director of Technology
Mogadore Local Schools
1 S. Cleveland Ave.
Mogadore, OH 44260
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