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RE: [K12OSN] K12Linux F10 Display problem



I wonder if it would be possible to use an EL5 server to boot the old
clients, then hand off to a FC machine as the app server.  It might allow
you to keep booting the old machines, and have the new server do all the
heavy lifting.

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> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
> Behalf Of Doug Simpson
> Sent: Thursday, February 05, 2009 8:20 AM
> To: K12OSN
> Subject: Re: [K12OSN] K12Linux F10 Display problem
> 
> 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
> "A Dollar Saved is a Dollar Earned"
> 
> 
> >>> 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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