More info on this.... I've noticed that on the thin client, the mouse cursor
will appear for a second then disappear for a second over and over. The
lights on the keyboard will blink during this 'pulsation'.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: M Rathburn [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
> Sent: Saturday, January 10, 2009 6:39 PM
> To: 'email@example.com'
> Subject: RE: Adobe Reader as localapp (thin client black screen)
> > and add the medibuntu repositories to the chroot sources.list (as
> > Jonathan said, see
> https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Medibuntu, it is
> > really a well-written document. Just remember to put sudo chroot
> > /opt/ltsp/i386 before each command.) you will get all
> dependencies and
> > updates via apt-get, that is way easier to maintain than to
> watch out
> > for every update of acroread and then install it by hand via gdebi.
> Yes, that was the best way to go. Excellent documentation.
> I installed into the chroot Mozilla Firefox and Adobe Reader.
> From all indications that went okay. I then did an
> ltsp-update-image. When firing up a thin-client, I get the
> pretty little Ubuntu graphical logo and status bar. It goes
> through that, then it displays the mouse cursor, then the
> screen goes black and nothing else. It is at this point
> where we normally get the Ubuntu login screen. We don't do
> anything like LDAP/NIS, etc.
> I've rebooted the machine. I can log into the console okay.
> I can even log in via VNC, if that matters. All else looks
> well. All thin-clients get the black screen.
> How can I either get this to fire up, or at least revert back
> to a workable environment (preferably before Monday morning!)
. I have no idea as to where to even begin tracking this down.
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