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Re: [K12OSN] K12Linux F10 Display problem



On Fri, Feb 6, 2009 at 9:02 AM, Steven Santos <Steven simplycircus com> wrote:
> 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.

I doubt it. You would probably lose sound, local devices, local apps
and ldm login.


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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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