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RE: [K12OSN] K12Linux F10 Display problem



For these old clients, I doubt if they would do local apps.  If sound
currently works on them, perhaps there is some hack that could be done to
bridge sound via the EL server?

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Steven Santos
Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
 Email: Steven SimplyCircus com
  Mail: 14 Pierrepont Road
        Newton, MA 02462
 Phone: 617-527-0667
   Web: www.SimplyCircus.com 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: k12osn-bounces redhat com [mailto:k12osn-bounces redhat com] On
> Behalf Of Robert Arkiletian
> Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 12:42 PM
> To: Support list for open source software in schools.
> Subject: 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.
> 
> 
> >
> > ---
> > Steven Santos
> > Director, Simply Circus, Inc.
> >  Email: Steven SimplyCircus com
> >  Mail: 14 Pierrepont Road
> >        Newton, MA 02462
> >  Phone: 617-527-0667
> >   Web: www.SimplyCircus.com
> >
> >
> >> -----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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