Ubuntu Servers :: Install And Configure LTSP On A Server For A HP Thin Client To Boot Off?
Jul 22, 2011
I am trying to install and configure LTSP on a server for a HP thin client to boot off. The version of Ubuntu that I am using is 11.04 x86 and it is a fresh install on a dual core system with 2GB RAM. I followed a guide which comprised of these commands.
sudo apt-get install ltsp-server-standalone openssh-server sudo ltsp-build-client or if your on a 64-bit system with 32-bit machines do sudo ltsp-build-client arch i386 for editing the servers IP values use /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf after that you need to restart DHCP server sudo /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server restart
and update sshkeys -sudo ltsp-update-sshkeys and if you updated dhcpd.conf then you need to update you image also by typing in terminal ltsp-update-image
Everything seemed to install as it should but when I try to boot from the thin client it just times out and says no DHCP or proxy invites received. I turned DHCP off on the router and even tried another router, but I still get nothing. I am at a bit of a loose end and I hope someone on here can point me in the right direction of where I am going wrong.
I have been working/implementing LTSP based thin clients now using Ubuntu 10.04 LTS 32bit server. I intend to change the default purple Ubuntu splash. I have already removed the "quiet splash" parameters in the pxeconfig file. And it works, giving me a text boot. But what i needed was a replacement for the splash.
I just finished setting up a new computer lab at my kids school, using LTSP and 22 think clients connecting to Ubuntu.Everything is going beautifully, and I'm using static IPs and autologin so that when each computer is turned on it logs itself in with no userintervention. The problem is, when users go to the top right system menu and select "Shut Down", they are brought out to the login screen for a second and then immediately logged back in automatically to the Desktop. How should I be shutting down the thin clients?he only way to do it at the moment is to have everyone hold the power button down until the CPU shuts off, but it feels sloppy and unhealthy.
My 32-bit Ubuntu 9.10 [Karmic Koala] LTSP server has two NICs, one with Dynamic IP set by a DSL modem and the other with static IP of 192.168.0.254. I also have 4 thin Clients that boot from this server without any problems and another computer with Ubuntu 9.04 running some PHP programs with dynamic IP given by the same DSL modem. When I send requests to these PHP programs from thin clients, they all give the LTSP server's dynamic IP as their IP so I cannot trace who has sent this request to response back.
I actually know this is logical. Because the requests are sent by a program that's actually running on the LTSP server rather than the thin client. But my question is How can I run a program on a thin client with it's own IP? I also should mention that the dhcp3-server service running on the LTSP server has no conflicts with the DSL dhcp on the network and I know that the 4 thin clients get the IPs ranging from 192.168.1.101 through 192.168.1.104 from the dhcp3-server service. Because I can ping them while they're on. but /sbin/ifconfig on them shows info about the LTSP server.
I have configured server ubuntu 11.04. Everything works fine, but there is a need for some clients to connect local hard drive. What should I do? How and what modules are added to the ltsp-image? How to register in the fstab on the client? Maybe I'm going the wrong way?
I'm trying to install/configure a LTSP in CentOS 5.3
I have dhcp, nfs and tftp installed, but i can't install/configure XDMCP. I was reading some manuals and "hows to" and all says that, to configure XDMCP, i have to change de atribute "Enable = true" in the file "/etc/X11/gdm/gdm.conf", but i don't have this rute, only "/etc/X11/", gdm folder doesnt' appear :S also... why i can configure XDMCP?
is there anyone knows how to setup and configure thin client in edubuntu 10.04?. From the beginning installation until thin client work.we have 2 set of computers. 1 computer installed edubuntu 10.04 and installed LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) in the OS without NIC Card. And the other computers has only NIC card.. We setup it in the bios as a "First Boot" Network Card. We connect 2 computers using "pair-to-pair connection". There and after, we restart the 2 computers. "Nothings Happened".
I have recently installed an ltsp system, client and server. Everything works except i cannot get my client side serial ports to work or register for that matter. Can anyone point me to the steps i should take to get these working.
I would like have my client computer be able to boot off of a cd right into a terminal server connection. Not click here, then there, enable wireless....so on.. Just boot into a terminal server connection screen.
i want to share the Internet connection to thin client from my Ubuntu server,Internet is accessible to my Ubuntu server but i am unable to boot from thin client to server,i configured DHCP but of no use.can any plz send me the detailed steps to configure thin clients in my network
I have Samba PDC server on CentOS 5..we have 10 thin clients in our network which were working fine previously with the windows Terminal services... Now i have replaced my windows 2003 Domain to Samba Domain Controller.. Is there any why i can connect our thin clients with SAMBA DC in the our environment?
I have setup Ubuntu 9.10 ltsp server, and have the client connected with login screen. I can log on the client successfully , but I did not get to the window environment, just see a busy mouse pointer on client screen and the screen of the server is scrambled ... and not viewable. I built the image by ltsl-build-client The server is amd64 version and the client is i386 version.
how to get USB disks/sticks to mount on the clients. Is there something with some configfile that needs to be enabled or in the setup of the default image?
Cannot even move files from the USB drive via the servers USB as it is virtual one on a ESXi host.
the school starts on monday (8 hours) and there is about 10GB files that need to put in place before that.
PS. OpenSuse 11.3 all patched with minimum XFCE desktop on the server. easy-ltsp install via 1-click install on the opensuse/kiwi-ltsp page. Server + 20 clients Everything else functions properly but no CD or USB on clients
I'm setting up an LTSP server using Ubuntu 10.4 64bit, and PXE connecting with thin clients using Atheros cards. The ltsp environment is 32bit.
Unfortunately I get an error message with "No interfaces found! Aborting..." and a kernel panic early during PXE boot.
After an enormous amount of investigation, I've narrowed it down to (probably) being the fact that the ltsp chroot environment doesn't have the correct driver for my network card (I believe it's atl1c). The correct driver IS available in Ubuntu, though, as I can successfully boot the thin client from both 64bit and 32bit live CDs and bring up the network interface.
how can I install the correct driver in the PXE environment?
I setup Ubuntu 10.10 (edubuntu) along with ltsp. I have an environment with a windows network (192.168.1.0) and a subnet (192.168.0.0) that the new terminal server is on. Everything seemed to be connecting properly, but when I attempted to boot the first client, I get the error message: "Cannot connect to NBD server".
I want to been able to connect remotely via RDP protocol with a client (for example from work to house) and I found that I can use [URL... What packages I need to install, and how I configure it? I connect my laptop via wireless throught eth2.
In internets there are lot of successless stories installing ltsp on ubuntu 10.04. Most problems are in ndb, init scripts and somewhere else, which are hardly debuggable. It seems like ubuntu 10.04 has ltsp packages completely broken and abandoned. Have someone succeeded to install ltsp on 10.04 without hard brainfucking? Maybe it's better to install ltsp from scratch, or choose another distribution?
I have an old HP T5700 thin client. I have replaced the FLASH memory with an 2.5" hard drive and have installed a minimal version of Ubuntu Lucid on it. I would like to get the audio to work - specifically the microphone. sudo aplay -l gives:
I'm attempting to take Ubuntu 10 down to an image as small as possible to support Citrix Receiver. We currently log them into a browser interface using Firefox where they authenticate against a Citrix DDC and then launch the plug-in. I'm wondering if there is a simple way to determine what services I can shutoff to limit the footprint of the OS. Some of the machines have only 256MB of RAM. They run the plug-in just fine, but there's a lot background activity affecting the machines...
I am running Ubuntu Server Lucid 64bit on an AMD-based system and Ubuntu Server Lucid x86 on a dual P4 HP Netserver. I have a Trust PW-4120M UPS plugged into the AMD box via a serial cable.I have installed nut on both systems from the repositories (with "apt-get instal nut") and configured the AMD system as follows:
#ups.conf [trustups] driver = megatec
I've tried every adjustment to the config files I can think of but without success. I'm guessing this is a permissions issue but I've been unable to find any info on this after extensive searching of Google. As far as I can tell (ie. I've not installed one!) there's no firewall operating on either machine.
After switching over to linux on my desktop PC (ubuntu) I would like te learn more about linux.I'm trying to get an ELO touchscreen working on an IBM thin client. At the moment I managed to boot it from a CF card.(normally it boots kernel.2200 from a host PC but to avoid interference with the operating system, a flight simulator, I want to try it first with the system booted from a flash card) I tried to install the 32 bit Linux driver from the ELO-website but did not succeed.I was following the manual.I managed to extract the files and copied them to the right directory but when I type in "make" the command is not recognised. I don't know if it would ever work, but when I tried "make" on my Ubuntu machine I get error #2?! What does that mean.
Environment: Ubuntu 9.04 Server/Thin Client. I tried to use KTouch in a classroom with 20 students working at thin client workstations. I thought KTouch was supposed to keep track of the students' typing statistics, what lessons they completed, etc. However, the students get no statistics or any record of what they have done.
Where can I find information on how KTouch is supposed to record/store this information?
I've been running denyhosts on Ubuntu 8.04 servers without any problems using the how-to found hereow that I have a new Ubuntu 10.04 server running, I thought I would just install denyhosts from the Ubuntu repository not realizing that the paths and filenames of the install are different from the how-to I am used to using.I figured out what the name of the new denyhosts config file is (at least new to me) and the new location, but I'm not sure about the "allowed-hosts" config file.Does anybody know where the new path for this file is and whether the filename is still the same?
I installed in Virtualbox many times and the clients would not connect. The config of the dhcpd.conf was the problem.Now, Everywhere I kept reading it said I had to turn off my hardware routers dhcp. Thats wrong, I have it working with it on and with one network card. Heres the nuts and bolts. Dlink 4100 hardware router assigning address block 192.168.2.200-250 to pcs on the lan. Router is set to reserve and IP for the ltps server nic so it gets the same IP assigned every time from the hardware router. No need to force linux to an ip when it can be set in the router. Then installed LTSP from alt-cd. Once done, dhcp wont run because it conflicts with the hardware dhcp. Found out by trying to restart it and it said stop - Fail when it tried to stop it.
sudo /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server restart So edit /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf. sudo gedit /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf
Mine attached below: The subnet, as long as the 1st three numbers match the rest of lan setup it will work.(192.168.2.0), rest of my lan is 192.168.2.x. Now notice the range is a different block than the hardware dhcp server uses. So all thin clients that connect will be assigned something 192.168.2.100-150 and all hardware connected pcs will be assigned 192.168.2.200-250 from the hardware router. So no conflicts. Then for the domain name server, set it to the hardware router ip. My hardware router is 192.168.2.2. Set option router to the same as hardware router of 192.168.2.2 Nothing in my dhcpd.conf file is pointing to the ltsp dhcp server. Nothing else had to be edited in the dhcpd.conf Next hurdle I had, after any change of the dhcpd.conf, ip's might have changed and you have to reconfig the ssh and the image. run these 2 commands.
sudo ltsp-update-sshkeys then sudo ltsp-upadte-image then sudo /etc/init.d/dhcp3-server restart
Then thin clients/lan boot pcs all can connect after that.
I have since installed again at work in virtual box, booted from another vbox client and booted from a separate lan pc. Then installed again at home on AMD 3200 Athlon, 1 gig mem. Booted from my main pc PhenomX4, no problems. Pc's must have lan boot available in the bios or net boot available on the network card(most consumer add on cards do not). But most motherboard lan connection do.
We are using thin client systems in our work environment. There is a central ubuntu server and by using thin clients, we are connecting to our homes. The problem is when I try to install an application, it reported me that I had 200 mb of disk space. But when i try to look from console, I see that /home folder has over 250 gb s of disk space. Even when I try to look from baobab, Disk Usage Analyzer in Ubuntu, i see that my home file system is full.
So what's the reason that I am receiving different kinds of disk space report from different sources? Our system admin here told me that some applications foolishly try to see the physical devices on the thin client and got confused as a result. Is this true?