[K12OSN] Where is K12LTSP at?
moon at smbis.com
Tue Mar 3 02:59:28 UTC 2009
Warren, I noticed you stated you have an AMD Geode thin client in your
lab. What video driver are you using/specifying in the lts.conf for that
client? I have a Alix1.D AMD LX800 Geode based thin client that the
video doesn't work too well with K12LTSP or K12Linux, it defaults to
vesa. I would like to get better video performance on both K12LTSP and
K12Linux. It also has a problem with the audio on the K12LTSP due to no
support for the CS5535, there is no snd_cs5535audio driver available in
On Tue, 2009-02-24 at 12:24 -0500, Warren Togami wrote:
> Rob Owens wrote:
> > If you're looking for something longer life than Fedora / LTSP 5, you
> > could try Debian Lenny or Ubuntu Hardy, both with LTSP 5. Or you
> > could stick with CentOS / LTSP 4.2. I know there's also an OpenSuse
> > implementation of LTSP 5, but I don't know much about that
> > distribution or its life cycle.
> "K12LTSP is considered to be LEGACY software that is usable with old
> hardware until CentOS5 support ends in the year 2014. If you need modern
> LTSP 5.x features or modern client hardware, then you will want to use
> K12LTSP EL5 uses the ancient LTSP-4.2. This is beneficial in that you
> get security updates for the server and desktop applications on the
> server until the year 2014. Ubuntu and Debian releases do not last
> nearly *that* long.
> The other benefit of K12LTSP EL5 is it works with more ancient client
> hardware due its ancient version of X and kernel. This is also a
> detriment though... because lots of modern client hardware will not work
> at all.
> K12Linux F10 has the benefit of modern LTSP5 features like sound, local
> storage devices, local apps support, and modern X allows modern client
> hardware to work. The drawbacks however are:
> * Modern X broke some older client hardware. These are upstream x.org
> bugs. They will only be fixed if people take the time to file the bugs
> upstream instead of just complain about them. I personally don't have
> time nor hardware to work on this. I have a dozen different modern thin
> clients of AMD Geode, VIA, Intel and Radeon chipsets and they all work
> great with K12Linux.
> * It needs more RAM on the client, at least 128MB to be safe.
> * Support ends early 2010.
> The support problem isn't too bad. Just use K12Linux F10 until K12Linux
> EL6 (RHEL6 + EPEL6) is out. Then upgrade once into that version which
> will be supported for many years thereafter.
> Warren Togami
> wtogami at redhat.com
> > Somewhere on the LTSP wiki I think there are instructions for how to
> > use an Ubuntu-based chroot environment on any other distro. There's
> > a guy on the ltsp-discuss list who uses LTSP 5 on CentOS in this way.
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