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Re: [K12OSN] K12Linux F10 Display problem



It is interesting you say this Doug, as I now am in a similar
situation.  My thin clients are all Pentium I with an S3trio64 onboard
video card.  They work well under K12LTSP-EL but we were hitting a
roadblock with sound, openoffice 3, and printing.

I utilized the very-cool live USB version of K12Linux and it ends up
that none of them will work using that system. I understand that it is
not a specific thing that was done by K12Linux, but rather something
to do with the drivers that the newer version of X.org ships with that
is used by K12linux.  However, the end result is the same thing.  I
need to scrap all my thin clients.  I've start to look for newer thin
clients, but since everything we are doing is based on donations (even
some of our admin staff are volunteer) I'm having a hard time finding
newer machines that work with K12Linux.

I don't know if there is a happy medium between the newer system and
the older hardware.

Joseph

On Thu, Feb 5, 2009 at 8:19 AM, Doug Simpson
<simpsond leopards k12 ar us> wrote:
> Which leads me back to my original thing with K12LTSP.
>
> Their early documentation stated that it was designed so that entities could take advantage of their older hardware and not have to upgrade all the "computers" to get the latest software. I took this to mean just that. I can use my older hardware, and just upgrade the "server" and let 'er fly. That has not been the case, however. . .
>
> I had some terminals that worked GREAT under FC3 (with a bit if tweaking in the configs) and one of them was a 486-DX40 with 24MB of RAM. It did everything the grandyounguns wanted to do.
>
> Next version, I could no longer get that one to work.
>
> I do realize that a 486 is archaic and it wouldn't really hurt my feelings to not use it, but from the get-go, the system was designed to be able to use older hardware and not upgrade every time you turn around. With each new distro, it seems to be getting farther and farther away from that model.
>
> JMHO - YMMV
>
> Doug
>
> Doug Simpson
> Technology Specialist
> De Queen Public Schools
> De Queen, AR
> simpsond leopards k12 ar us
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>
>>>> John Baillie <jbaillie stmarys-school org> 2/4/2009 2:58 PM >>>
> Hello,
>
> We are still running K12LTSP release 4.2.1EL-1
> 2 Servers with about 100 concurrent  users.
> This setup has served us well and has been hands off for three plus years.
>
> I plugged in the k12 live usb (pretty slick) and booted a few of the lab
> terminals with mixed results.
> We have a mixture of  CRTs and LCDs and some of them will not display.
> The clients are all Compaq DS51 and DS5S
> We ran into the same problem when we demoed the latest ubuntu a few
> months back.
> I'm guessing that the newer x servers don't work well with the older
> hardware we have and it has nothing to do with a particular
> distribution. It's looking like we will have to dig in and make some
> manual adjustments to the display properties.
> I'm looking around /opt/ltsp/i386/etc/X11 but it is not obvious where I
> should make changes.
>
> John
>
>
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