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Old 04-29-2008, 09:18 AM
"David Van Assche"
 
Default hardy updates and low fat clients

So I upgraded our school server to Hardy and battled with some issues which surfaced and I'd like to document here for anyone that runs into similar problems:

1. Firefox 3 beta 5 froze thin clients across the network, freezing not just the application itself, but other applications too. Reverting to firefox 2 has fixed this completely, and it is certainly a strange issue as I seem to be the only one that saw this issue. That said, after looking over the ubuntu forums, there are many users that seem to have reverted to firefox 2 until 3 is not beta anymore.


2. Removable media shows up on everyone's desktops... this was fallout from the move from gnome-vfs to gvfs, a good move, but bringing up its own set of problems. This is a known bug and being worked on, and there should be a fix coming very soon.


3. using the workstation plugin (low fat clients) seems to work wonderfully under hardy (though need to take out the powerdev user group, and install flash, ldap, nfs in the chroot.) Anyway, the plugin has simplified the process to create low fat clients considerably... take a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP/LTSPFatClients


Other than that, installing Ubuntu Hardy with LTSP support was as easy as following this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP/LTSPQuickInstall


I moved from using 64 bit Ubuntu to using a 32 bit kernel with support for lots of ram, and this has fixed a plethora of issues for me. My advice for anyone running 64 bit is to move to 32 bit unless you're running a highly used web server or something... otherwise, the 64 bit extensions are not noticeable...


Kind Regards,
David Van Assche

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Old 04-29-2008, 02:24 PM
"Kemp, Levi"
 
Default hardy updates and low fat clients

Is it possible to do the
local apps setup/low fat clients without ldap? Since we are already
authenticating against an AD, would we have to setup ldap to work with
that?
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Levi




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Assche
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Subject: hardy updates and low fat
clients


So I upgraded our school server to Hardy and battled with some
issues which surfaced and I'd like to document here for anyone that runs into
similar problems:

1. Firefox 3 beta 5 froze thin clients across the
network, freezing not just the application itself, but other applications too.
Reverting to firefox 2 has fixed this completely, and it is certainly a
strange issue as I seem to be the only one that saw this issue. That said,
after looking over the ubuntu forums, there are many users that seem to have
reverted to firefox 2 until 3 is not beta anymore.

2. Removable media
shows up on everyone's desktops... this was fallout from the move from
gnome-vfs to gvfs, a good move, but bringing up its own set of problems. This
is a known bug and being worked on, and there should be a fix coming very
soon.

3. using the workstation plugin (low fat clients) seems to work
wonderfully under hardy (though need to take out the powerdev user group, and
install flash, ldap, nfs in the chroot.) Anyway, the plugin has simplified the
process to create low fat clients considerably... take a look here: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP/LTSPFatClients

Other
than that, installing Ubuntu Hardy with LTSP support was as easy as following
this guide: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP/LTSPQuickInstall

I
moved from using 64 bit Ubuntu to using a 32 bit kernel with support for lots
of ram, and this has fixed a plethora of issues for me. My advice for anyone
running 64 bit is to move to 32 bit unless you're running a highly used web
server or something... otherwise, the 64 bit extensions are not
noticeable...

Kind Regards,
David Van
Assche

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