[K12OSN] video trouble running X with IBM Thinkpad R31 thin clients

Peter Scheie peter at scheie.homedns.org
Tue Sep 15 00:41:56 UTC 2009

I've been helping Robert with some of the underlying pieces necessary for fl_tt 
to work on K12Linux.  I think we've got most of them working, but not quite all, 
and nothing packaged up yet nor recipes written.  Robert, of course, can give a 
more definitive status report, but I'd say we're still a few weeks away.  We can 
see the finish line, but we're not there yet.


Daniel Howard wrote:
> I'm setting up a 1:1 english/language arts classroom with K12Linux using 
> a bunch of these laptops.  Unfortunately my old trick of adding 
> XSERVER=VESA to LTS.CONF didn't work in K12Linux like it did in K12LTSP 
> for them; I get the blue background and the login box, but no graphics 
> and I can't enter the text into the box either, so after trying 
> XSERVER=i810, and a few other options to no avail, I did some googling,  
> and discovered that others have had issues with this, something about 
> the i810 drivers not working/being buggy in the latest version of 
> LTSP.   I put Xubuntu 9.04 on one laptop as a test and it worked just 
> fine.  Does anyone know of new info on how to get thin clients with this 
> Intel video chip?  Can I look at something on the Xubuntu laptop (the 
> xorg.conf file?) that I set up in order to divine a custom setup for 
> K12Linux, and if so how?
> Also, I was hoping to use FL_TeacherTool on this classroom server, is it 
> ready yet?  Saw several posts by maestro Arkiletian that one was in the 
> oven...
> Best, Daniel
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