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Channel log from 27 January 2008   (all times are UTC)

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<vagrantc>
hmm... seems like someone maybe finally figured out what's wrong with autologin on ldm ...
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12:38
<vagrantc>
http://bugs.debian.org/462760 and 462764
12:38
!seen sbalneav
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<ltspbot>
vagrantc: sbalneav was last seen in #ltsp 1 week, 0 days, 2 hours, and 7 seconds ago: <sbalneav> I've been hellishly busy
12:38
<vagrantc>
heh
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<lgbr>
How do I create /var/opt/ltsp/swapfiles ?
14:43
<vagrantc>
lgbr: which linux distro?
14:45
<lgbr>
vagrantc: Gentoo
14:45
<vagrantc>
lgbr: so ltsp 4.x, or some other thing?
14:45
<lgbr>
4.2
14:46
<vagrantc>
lgbr: have you looked on wiki.ltsp.org ?
14:46
<lgbr>
nope, I will do that now. Thanks :)
14:48
I don't need it though, do I?
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<vagrantc>
lgbr: you'd need it if your thin clients have very little memory ... for ltsp 4.x ... you're probably fine with 32-64MB, i think.
14:58
<lgbr>
ok good
14:58
another question
14:58
I have a node booting
14:59
<dberkholz>
hmm. seems to be a lot of people lately with gentoo, at least when i've looked.
14:59
guess i should get on that.
14:59
<lgbr>
and he's gotten to the "Loading 192.168.1.1:/opt/ltsp-4.2/vmlinuz-2.6.17-ltsp-1" page, but it's very VERY slow
14:59
I have 6 '.' and it has been 5 minutes
15:00* vagrantc nods to dberkholz
15:00
<lgbr>
iftop shows 0b moving across the network
15:00
<dberkholz>
hiya.
15:00
vagrantc: know if you're gonna make it to oscon this year?
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<vagrantc>
dberkholz: i plan to be in portland till mid to late july, so probably be around for it
15:02
<dberkholz>
cool
15:02
if i do something really quick with LTSP, i could propose an oscon talk about it
15:02
i'm sort of busy telling people that gentoo isn't actually collapsing atm.
15:02
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: also, if you'd ever want to meet in person and just do a quick hack session to get things rolling, i'd be happy to do that
15:03
<dberkholz>
that might be a good idea, setting aside some time where i can't actually work on anything else
15:03
<lgbr>
oh snap oscon is in portland
15:03
That's not far at all
15:03
<vagrantc>
having ubuntu, debian, fedora and gentoo all actively working on it hopefully will result in things getting cleaned up good and fast
15:04
dberkholz: i could probably arrange some space at freegeek to work on it, and invite a few other folks to join in
15:05
<dberkholz>
how's the weekend of feb. 9-10?
15:05
my wife will be out of town
15:05* vagrantc checks
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<vagrantc>
dberkholz: there's a freegeek sysadmin meeting from 3-6pm on the 9th, but the rest of the weekend is pretty free ... and we could probably even share some time with the sysadmins
15:08
<dberkholz>
i was thinking i could just come up earlyish on the 9th, spend all day sat and sun hacking, and find a place to crash sat night
15:08
<johnny>
evil west coasters
15:08
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: sounds plausible.
15:08
<johnny>
now if only i could find some folks in the mid east coast :)
15:09
i have a nice place for a hackfest of some kind
15:09
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: i'll probably be partially busy on saturday, but not so much i couldn't answer questions and such
15:09
johnny: whereabouts ?
15:09
<johnny>
baltimore, md
15:09
<dberkholz>
need to find some boxes to test with, too
15:10
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: freegeek can surely provide boxes to test on :)
15:10
<johnny>
it's in an old church :)
15:10
<dberkholz>
vagrantc: you guys got any spare fast ones there, that i could temporarily use for development, or are they mostly more terminal-type?
15:11
my laptop's a ppc, and not sure i want to deal with crosscompile issues just yet
15:11
<johnny>
http://www.redemmas.org/cms_media/IMG_1813.JPG that's where :)
15:11
<dberkholz>
otherwise i can lug up the desktop
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<vagrantc>
dberkholz: could wrangle up a 2GHz or so, for sure
15:11
dberkholz: and could probably even wrangle up something faster
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dberkholz: with 2 weeks notice ... almost surely.
15:12
<dberkholz>
vagrantc: ok. if that was possible by say the week before, i could get it properly set up remotely before i came up
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<vagrantc>
dberkholz: sounds feasible
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<dberkholz>
cool. this is exciting.
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<vagrantc>
dberkholz: i put in the room use request, and i'll work on getting the server together.
15:20
<dberkholz>
vagrantc: great, thanks!
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vagrantc: is it safe to assume you've also got monitors/keyboards around?
15:21
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: yeah
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<dberkholz>
sweet.
15:21
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: you'll see when you get there :)
15:21
<dberkholz>
this is gonna rock.
15:21
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: hundreds, really
15:21
<dberkholz>
any model m's? =)
15:22
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: what would be the lower end for the server as far as processor, ram and hard drive you'll need?
15:24
<dberkholz>
vagrantc: cpu as fast as possible, ram -- let's say 512 if if there's pxe-capable computers around, 1G if i need virtualbox. HDD, maybe 40G would do
15:26
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: i'm guessing we can probably get a 2GHz with .5-2GB of ram and a 40GB hard drive shouldn't be hard to come by.
15:26
<dberkholz>
vagrantc: i've got a dual athlon 2000 at home, so if there isn't anything with comparable cpu ( >=2 or so), i'll just throw that in the trunk and bring it.
15:27
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: probably wouldn't hurt to bring it just in case ... and then you'd at least have two machines to work with.
15:28
<dberkholz>
i've got an old x86 laptop as a possible tester, if i can make a netboot floppy with pcmcia
15:28
<vagrantc>
pcmcia and netboot is tricky ...
15:28
thin clients shouldn't be hard to come by at all.
15:28
<dberkholz>
can't remember whether etherboot supported it, last time i checked
15:28
<vagrantc>
literally hundreds.
15:29
<dberkholz>
yeah, i guess i'll just bring the beast.
15:29
<vagrantc>
i can also bring the thin-client jammcq gave me
15:29
<dberkholz>
don't worry about trying too hard on the other server box
15:29
<vagrantc>
dberkholz: i'll make the request, and worst case is we get a nice box built out for some other purpose :)
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<jammcq>
hey vagrantc
17:34
<vagrantc>
jammcq: you wouldn't happen to be in portland on february 9th-10th ?
17:35
jammcq: sounds like dberkholz and i are going to get together and finally get ltsp5 going for gentoo :)
17:35
<jammcq>
heh, nope
17:35
not much traveling for me for a while
17:35
my next trip will be brazil in april
17:35
<vagrantc>
eharrison is in the portland area, no?
17:35
<jammcq>
yes
17:35
he sure is
17:36
<vagrantc>
i should post to ltsp-developer maybe
17:37
<cliebow>
warren may be in touch qith eric..
17:41
<jammcq>
sounds like the makings of a hack-fest
17:41
<vagrantc>
yeah
17:41
<cliebow>
wrong Portland though..
17:41
8~)
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<jammcq>
well, it's all about perspective
17:41
<cliebow>
heh
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<warren>
vagrantc, which portland?
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<jammcq>
heh
20:50
the west one
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<warren>
hmm, this is too soon for me
20:53
cheap for me to visit, but I've been traveling FAR too much lately
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