[K12OSN] Configuring DevonIT TC-2c

Jeffrey Williams cfiaime at cfiaime.com
Fri May 27 16:09:34 UTC 2011


According to some older (2009?) LTSP posts, the system has difficulty auto-detecting the VIA chipset, thus defaulting to the slower VESA video driver.  This will not be a problem until we start working with Blender some time late this year.  But seeing I don't have students yet, I want to get this resolved.

According to the documentation, I should be able to put XSERVER = via into the lts.conf file, but when I do that the terminal hangs for hours -- how long, I don't know because I get impatient letting it sit more than overnight.

I also can't seem to find the X log files for the thin client, which might help in trouble shooting.

jeff williams - cfiaime at cfiaime.com

At Friday, 05/27/2011 on 10:00 k12osn-request at redhat.com wrote:

> On May 25, 2011, at 12:54 PM, Jeffrey Williams wrote:
> > Greetings,
> > 
> > I'm trying to configure the video drivers for the DevonIT TC-2c terminals so to possibly use a direct rendering for running a couple of graphics applications.  According to the LTSP administration manual, I should be able to designate the driver (the chip set is VIA 700CN) in the /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/lts.conf file.  When doing so, the terminal hangs.  With the default (non GLX) drivers, the terminal comes up, but glxgears and Blender won't run because of video mode problems.
> > 
> Isn't this detected by default? You shouldn't need to specify the video chipset in the lts.conf file.
> Isn't there a way to add the card's pci id to a list to it autodetects correctly?

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