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Re: [K12OSN] fedora 10/ltsp install trouble



On Tue, Mar 24, 2009 at 10:21:00AM -0400, Will Hatch wrote:
> Ok, I knew something was different.  When I go to system>>administration>>network, it shows both of my ethernet cards, plus a ltspb.  This puzzled me.  
> 
> So you are saying I can uninstall ltsp and make a connection to the server with my DevonIT clients the way I used to?  I'm still unsure of how to get this working.  Sorry, I'm a teacher and things like this sometimes require "linux for dummies" instructions before I get it right.  
> 
Will,

LTSP allows diskless thin clients to obtain an operating system over the network, then initiate some kind of remote session with a server.  If your
DevonIT clients have their own built-in operating system (sounds like they do), then you don't necessarily need LTSP.  As Warren said, and I think
you've tried already, you can just use XDMCP.  That won't give you access to local devices or sound (I don't think), so you might want to consider PXE
booting your DevonIT clients in order to fully utilize what LTSP offers -- assuming you have the option to PXE boot.

-Rob

> >>> Warren Togami <wtogami redhat com> 3/24/2009 8:28:32 am >>>
> On 03/24/2009 09:00 AM, Will Hatch wrote:
> > I decided to move on from the Centos 5.1 version of k12ltsp to Fedora
> > 10.  I installed Fedora 10 on my server, which is just a beefed up
> > Dell Optiplex with two network cards.  I installed ltsp server and
> > its dependencies after the initial install was finished.  Now I am
> > stuck.
> >
> > I use DevonIT thin clients in my lab.  To create a session/connection
> > you just enter the IP address of the server you are connecting to
> > (different sessions for linux or windows ect).  My clients can't
> > connect.  I followed the network instructions at:
> > https://fedorahosted.org/k12linux/wiki/NetworkSetup but with no luck.
> > I'm not sure what I am doing wrong.  Thanks for any help. -Will
> 
> The NetworkSetup page describes booting your clients in a different way, 
> where it gets the operating system netboot from the server.  These thin 
> clients boot Fedora and login to the server via ldm.  The old K12LTSP 
> used XDMCP instead of ldm.
> 
> If you want to use it in the old way where it can boot from DetOS, it is 
> probably using XDMCP.  You need to manually configure 
> /etc/gdm/custom.conf to enable XDMCP.  This is outside the scope of 
> K12Linux.  You actually don't need K12Linux at all to act as a XDMCP 
> server.  Any ordinary Linux server can do it without K12Linux.
> 
> Warren Togami
> wtogami redhat com 
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