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Channel log from 12 April 2010   (all times are UTC)

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<alkisg>
Good morning
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<litlebuda>
hi all is it possible to use a cdrecorder on a cliente to burn a cd ?
07:57
<mgariepy>
morning everyone
08:15
<Appiah>
litlebuda: cdwriting is not supported
08:15
unless you put it in as a local app
08:16
<litlebuda>
Appiah, I have tried to enable brasero as a local app but it did'nt work
08:17
<Appiah>
what did not work?
08:17
the application itself?
08:17
<litlebuda>
yep it did no see the cd device
08:17
<Appiah>
did the application launch?
08:17
<litlebuda>
yes
08:18
<Appiah>
are you sure its local ?
08:18
and not on the server?
08:19
<litlebuda>
yes , because it said brasero on ltsp 23 or something like that , it identified the thin client in wich it was running .
08:19
<Appiah>
hhmm
08:19
maybe the user is just missing permissions to use the device?
08:20
<litlebuda>
will try it again and see .
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<emence>
can anyone recommend a good diskless workstation to use with ltsp
08:24
<sbalneav>
Morning all
08:26
<_UsUrPeR_>
!s
08:26
<ltspbot>
_UsUrPeR_: "s" :: Scotty!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
08:26
<sbalneav>
emence: disklessworkstations.com has some good units.
08:26
Morning _UsUrPeR_
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<sbalneav>
emence: I believe Gadi sells workstations as well.
08:27
<emence>
sbalneav: any recommendation of the ones on disklessworkstations.com
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<sbalneav>
_UsUrPeR_ would be the fellow to ask on that.
08:27
<_UsUrPeR_>
emence: I work at disklessworkstations
08:27* Gadi opens trenchcoat to reveal dangling boxes
08:28
<_UsUrPeR_>
emence: I have PM'd you
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<emence>
we have a HP t5545 but when it boots PXE it boots up and goes to a black screen and has an error about an irq time out and just flashes every 10 seocds
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<epaphus>
hello all
08:25
<Appiah>
emence: LTSP5 on a up to date dist?
08:25
<sbalneav>
emence: Sounds like it might either be a network problem, or a video problem. I'm leaning towards the former.
08:26
<alkisg>
irq == pulseaudio and flashing == bad x driver? Could you try with XSERVER=vesa in lts.conf?
08:27
<sbalneav>
emence: How far does it get on the boot? Just to the kernel? Or farther?
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<sbalneav>
alkisg: Morning!
08:28
<alkisg>
Hi sbalneav
08:28
<emence>
get all the way to that point, full loading up of the bar on the bottom then goes to that
08:28
i was wondering if it was an error with syslog
08:30
<sbalneav>
No, if it gets that far, then I'd go with alkisg's suggestion. It's probably video.
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08:32
<Gadi>
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xserver-xorg-video-openchrome/+bug/410262
08:33
emence: ^^^ for your reading pleasure (not sure what distro you use)
08:34
<emence>
Gadi: thank
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<litlebuda>
Appiah, brasero doenst see the cd drive . bu if i insert a cd with data it gets mounted on the desktop . any ideas ?
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<Appiah>
never used brasero so no
08:39
starting to belive this is a problem outside ltsp
08:40
<litlebuda>
cok ill try k3b and see wher that takes me :)
08:40
<johnny>
hmm..you can't burn cds over ltsp yet
08:41
if that's what you're talking about
08:41
except via fatclients or a local app
08:41
<Appiah>
it's a local app
08:43
<alkisg>
I don't think apps that use gconf can work as localapps...
08:43
So I don't think brasero will work...
08:44
You'd need fat client for gconf apps
08:44
<johnny>
hmm.. seems like it shouldn't be impossible to bridge it..
08:45
depending on how the check is done
08:46
<alkisg>
How are the localapps ran? With su?
08:46
su, without setting PKCON etc won't mark the ck session as active
08:47
So the "local user" won't even have the rights to burn a cd...
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(for apps that actually obey PK checks)
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09:05
<_UsUrPeR_>
sbalneav: ping?
09:08
<sbalneav>
_UsUrPeR_: pong
09:09
<_UsUrPeR_>
sbalneav: having an issue with sabayon. It's crashing when attempting to save profiles
09:09
is there any output I could copy-pasta that would help diagnose this?
09:10
<sbalneav>
Yeah. Do you have a fully-fleshed-out sabayon-debug-log.conf?
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<sbalneav>
http://live.gnome.org/Sabayon/Internals#Error_logging
09:11
<_UsUrPeR_>
sbalneav: no. it gives some silly crash logs to me at the moment :)
09:11
<sbalneav>
OK, well, cut-n-paste what you have.
09:12
<_UsUrPeR_>
will do.
09:17
sbalneav: http://pastebin.com/LpHwhpq1
09:18
sbalneav: that's a copy-paste from sabayon being run in terminal
09:21
<sbalneav>
What's the Desktop/admins/testtttt file?
09:22
Sabayon's not able to open it. It's getting a permission denied error.
09:22
Are you putting in a file that's not readable by the unpriv'd sabayon user?
09:23
<_UsUrPeR_>
testttt is a test file I created to test permissions in the /home/admins/ directory
09:23
not quite sure why it's having issues reading/writing to it
09:23
should I remove the files?
09:23* _UsUrPeR_ removes the files
09:24
<_UsUrPeR_>
hah! that worked
09:24
sbalneav: for some reason it was trying to read a file in /home/admins/
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<sbalneav>
Yeah, a current limitation of sabayon is that you really can't put anything in the "fake" home dir that's not at least readable by the sabayon-admin user.
09:25
<_UsUrPeR_>
:O
09:25
ok
09:25
sbalneav: in /etc/skel I have created a Desktop directory which contains a couple ln -s files
09:25
to a couple directories
09:25
this makes a lot more sense
09:25
<sbalneav>
So, if you could put root-owned files in there, but they'd have to be mode 444
09:26
<_UsUrPeR_>
ok, I gotcha
09:26
thanks for your help
09:26
it saved
09:26
<sbalneav>
No problem.
09:26
Glad I could help.
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<emence>
during the alt install of ubuntu LTSP it never asked me to set a root password.. ityhere a default root password
09:46
err i mean is there a default root password
09:46
<alkisg>
No, it's locked by default
09:46
<emence>
so how do you chnage it then?
09:47
<alkisg>
See the ubuntultsp wiki, there's a page there for it
09:48
https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP/UnlockChrootRootAcct
09:49
<emence>
ahh.. nm im a retard i forget when you are on the thin client, you have a different chroot then the actual server itself
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<munson>
anyone know how to make this layer 3 netgear gsm-7324 switch to pass tftp info, cuz it seems like its stopping it when i bootup the thin clients. Works on a dumb hub no prob but i think its this switch that isn´t allowing pass thru or somethin
12:01
has pxe-e3b file not found issue
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<munson>
anyone have a knowledge or working ltsp dhcp server and layer3 switch?
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<johnny>
munson, you should be talking to the tech support for your specific switch
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not us
13:19
<munson>
too bad my netgear support expired ;(
13:19
<Barbosa>
Is there any problem about serial mouse in karmic ?
13:19
<johnny>
and of course.. reading the docs..
13:19
Barbosa, you have to set parameters for serial mice in lts.conf
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did you already do that?
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<Barbosa>
yeap
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<johnny>
well.. i have no idea if they still work or not
13:20
haven't used a non ps2 or usb mouse in uhmm.. 10 years..
13:20
munson, i think you should probably be searching google..
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or asking on a netgear forum if one exists
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<munson>
been all mornin lol...just thought maybe someone here had issues with a layer3 switch and ltsp
13:21
just doin trial and error crap..but iĺl continue
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<vagrantc>
munson: i've definitely seen that problem before ...
13:22
munson: not with the same hardware
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<johnny>
isn't this pretty hardware specific tho?
13:22
as in.. how to make it work correctly?
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<vagrantc>
sounds pretty similar to the switch i had, though
13:22
similar symptoms
13:23
<johnny>
vagrantc, but is the fix similiar :)
13:23
<vagrantc>
munson: see if you can disable something called spanning tree
13:23
<johnny>
Barbosa, you might want to ask on the ltsp-discuss list
13:23
<munson>
ya got handed this layer3 netgear gsm-7324 i put vlan on it and everything works fine cept the thin client not seeing the tftp server
13:23
vagrantc, ya i can disable that real quick
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<johnny>
alkisg, do you happen to have an serial mice in your setup?
13:24
any*
13:24
<munson>
brb
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<alkisg>
Had some 2 years ago
13:24
<johnny>
ah.. too bad he left
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<johnny>
barbosa was asking about serial mice in karmic
13:24
ah.. he's back
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<alkisg>
I had them working in Gutsy...
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<Barbosa_>
johnny: I my last ubuntu server 8.10 this work ok.
13:24
<alkisg>
Is there any problem in karmic and serial mouse?
13:25
<Barbosa_>
johnny: but in karmic no.
13:25
<alkisg>
Maybe some module missing then
13:25
Anyway,bbl
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<Barbosa_>
alkisg: http://ltsp.pastebin.com/LVdgAT6N
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<alkisg>
Erm, what's [MOUSESERIAL]? a dns name?
13:27
<Barbosa_>
alkisg: no, I use this in any workstation.
13:28
alkisg: LIKE=MOUSESERIAL
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<alkisg>
Ah, ok
13:28
Yeah, looks fine, maybe karmic is missing some serial module, I don't know
13:28
<Barbosa_>
alkisg: ok.
13:28
<Gadi>
https://bugs.launchpad.net/ltsp/+bug/539756
13:28
<alkisg>
Do serial mice work on karmic without ltsp?
13:28
<Gadi>
Barbosa_: ^^^
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<munson>
vagrantc, no go on that disabling the spanning-tree, still doesnt detect the tftp on this thin client. any other suggestions would help, but in meantime im gonna keep on reading and wait for netgear tech supt to msg me back
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<vbundi>
When I create a user though webmin, there is an option to 'copy files into home directories from' /etc/skel. If I want to create a default set of launchers for the desktop, could I create /etc/skel/Desktop and put my files in there?
15:34
<abeehc>
that's what i do
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<abeehc>
i'm not sure it's the most elegant but it works
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<vbundi>
thanks
15:34
<abeehc>
where possible use the .desktop files from /usr/share/applications or whatever
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<johnny>
is it best to do it there?
15:43
i think there's some more global place do it it for gnome
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in not having to copy it for users
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there might even be a place where you can keep certain things always on the desktop
15:43
<abeehc>
i have yet to come across that secret spot
15:44
<johnny>
but.. perhaps you might just wanna use sabayon vbundi
15:44
and thus lock it down
15:44
alkisg, so.. where should i put something if i want to clear /home directories on logoff..
15:44
for fat clients
15:45
i don't want to clear it on login, just in case power is cut, or the terminals freeze up
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<vbundi>
I thought Sabayon was not current
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<johnny>
vbundi, what's your distro? which version?
15:47
if it's not lucid, you should probably get sbalnaev's ppa
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and use that
15:47
it should be fine in lucid tho
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<alkisg>
(11:44:59 μμ) johnny: i don't want to clear it on login, just in case power is cut, or the terminals freeze up ==> that's exactly why you should do it on login...
15:55
If the power is cut, then the user will have to login again, so it's gonna be clear either way
15:56
But there's no guarantee about logoff "events"...
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<johnny>
huh?
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<alkisg>
If a client crashes, no "logoff" will happen
15:56
<johnny>
good
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<alkisg>
But there's always a login
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<johnny>
i don't want their home to be clear
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because they will sign back on.. and expect not to have lost their firefox session
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<alkisg>
I don't get it
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<johnny>
if i clear on login.. it's gone
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<vbundi>
johnny: using lucid, it's in the repos?
15:57
<johnny>
vbundi, it's in the repo in all..
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<alkisg>
johnny: if you clear it on logout, it's going to be lost too
15:57
<johnny>
yes
15:57
that's when i want it to be gone
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<vbundi>
johnny: hmm I dunno why I thought it was no longer being used
15:57
<johnny>
when people choose to have their work deleted
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<alkisg>
Erm I don't get the difference
15:57
<johnny>
vbundi, because it wasn't well maintained until after karmic was released
15:57
huh???
15:58
we want users to be able to choose to have their session cleared..
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thus.. they must logout
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<alkisg>
You mean from a gui?
15:58
<johnny>
yes
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<alkisg>
OK, and even if they do, why not clear it at next logon?
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<johnny>
because.. if the power is cut, or the terminals freeze, their data that they were just working on .. is now gone
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<alkisg>
only if they chose to have them cleared
15:59
Not all the times
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<johnny>
huh?
15:59
how so?
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<alkisg>
Can you describe me what the user does to have his home cleared?
15:59
<johnny>
log out
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<alkisg>
(what you want him to do)
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<johnny>
that's what i want to happen
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altho.. i guess i could have some script that would give them the option to do it without logging out
16:00
it just seems easier to have people log out
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i have a script that runs nigtly to clear it
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but it seems people want it to happen more often
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<alkisg>
You can take a look at /etc/gdm/PostSession/, but I'd still do it on logon
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<johnny>
alkisg, .. and how would that stop them from losing their work after a power failure?
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or .. freezing termainsl
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freezing terminals is the biggest problem atm
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<alkisg>
You can have a process that _on normal exit_ marks the directory to be deleted
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If it crashes, it didn't exit normally, so nothing gets deleted
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<johnny>
ah
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i don't see what the difference is at that point tho
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<alkisg>
(I'm sure there are better ways than that)
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<johnny>
why mark it instead of just doing it
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<alkisg>
What if the terminal crashes when half of the stuff is deleted?
16:04
There's no guarantee at logoffs...
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(also, at logons, you can also apply things like e.g. desktop items)
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<akuepker>
info akuepker
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sorry. short on coffee =/
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<mikeshultz_>
Is RPL different from PXE booting? I have some systems that only do RPL(I think). Hard to find information on this stuff.
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<akuepker>
Interesting. I thought RPL was Netware-only.
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<mikeshultz_>
The chip does display Netware Ready on boot up.
17:30
During bootup, I can try and change the bootstrap, but it only described 'network boot' and when it actually tries to look for a server, it displays things like RPL-ROM-FFC.
17:32
Hard to wade through google as those boot messages are what show up last. Most results are about failed hdds.
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<akuepker>
I saw some Google results indicating that RPL works with earlier Microsoft stuff as well, but I'm certainly not an expert.
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<mikeshultz_>
So then, this system has no pxe option. I guess that forces a boot disk or nothing?
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<akuepker>
We had to move to gPXE boot disks recently. Ended up replacing 250 Etherboot floppies.
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<mikeshultz_>
Floppies. I haven't functionally used them in years. I'd prefer not to start again.
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<johnny>
that's exactly why i chose floppies
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so i didn't have to take over a cdrom drive
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it's cheaper than buying network cards with roms in em
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<mikeshultz_>
Could flashing the bios, NIC firmware, or replacing the NIC give PXE as an option?
17:37
<johnny>
yes.. replacing the nic
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but why bother
17:37
buy new pcs before replacing the nic
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<mikeshultz_>
Won't booting from floppies add multiple seconds to boot time?
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<johnny>
flashing the bios.. perhaps..
17:37
OH NOES
17:38
it reads a few bites
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bytes*
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it's not very large
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<mikeshultz_>
Was that mocking or a 'no' answer?
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<johnny>
it doesn't fill the entire thing iirc
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<mikeshultz_>
hm. Worth trying, I guess.
17:38
<johnny>
mocking :)
17:38
i'm sure it adds a second or 2
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<akuepker>
We're paying about $85 each for verified Dell GX260/GX280s from a recycler in Missouri. Probably a bit too fast for terminals nowadays, but they do the SSH tunneling pretty well.
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<johnny>
you could do cds
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but.. those take a bit to spin up as well
17:39
look for a bios option is your best bet
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but.. personally i decided the tradeoff for not taking over the cdrom drive was worth it
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<mikeshultz_>
I just don't want to give people another reason to want to stick to win2k fat clients. A few seconds or replacing hardware might give them that.
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<johnny>
since none of my users had floppies, and i couldn't justify spending $20-30 or whatever they cost per terminal
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for new nics that is
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well.. you could tape over the floppies and turn off the boot menu altogethe r:)
17:40
i think i actually inset mine
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and covered over where it used to be
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<mikeshultz_>
ha
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<johnny>
as we had some problems with people stealing floppies
17:40
not sure why..
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but this is in an internet cafe settings
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probably not whatever you have in mind
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<mikeshultz_>
intern machines. lots.
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<johnny>
also.. some people thought they were mr fix its.. and would pop them out
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and try to boot normally
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and then the floppies would get lost
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so.. i inset them
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then.. i got more hardware donations overtime
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<mikeshultz_>
So, if the mobo supports 'network', does that mean it'll support whatever the NIC can do?
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<johnny>
most likely
17:42
it just sounds like a waste of money tho
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since you're just gonna end up replacing those machines in the next 2 years anyways
17:42
<mikeshultz_>
I have a bunch of spares already, though.
17:42
<johnny>
they sound kinda old
17:42
sure.. but technologically people are going to want more from tme
17:42
them*
17:42
<mikeshultz_>
heh, if only we replaced everything every 2 years.
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<johnny>
just disable everything else.. and the problem will disappear.. :)
17:43
put a password on the bios
17:43
no more booting any other way
17:43
<mikeshultz_>
I'll try out the floppies. It just rubs me the wrong way.
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<akuepker>
mikeshultz_ if you end up wanting a contact for quantities of Dells for replacing old units, ping me. We're getting a couple pallets delivered this week.
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<johnny>
mikeshultz_, perhaps some sort of rpl pxe shim?
17:45
on the server side?
17:45
mikeshultz_, post to ltsp-discuss
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<mikeshultz_>
akuepker: Well, if we did, it would be 30-50 units.
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<johnny>
somebody there might be able to elp
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<mikeshultz_>
johnny: I'll give that a shot, too. Would save me a lot of time and fumbling.
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<akuepker>
mikeshultz_: we just ordered 114 to replace half of our older units. Probably ordering another 100 later this year if budgets ease up a little.
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<mikeshultz_>
Thanks for the help, guys. I'll probably be around tomorrow to gripe.
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<shawnp0wers>
Anyone around, and interested in helping out a tired old tech? :)
20:51
For some reason, my thin clients, booting to a freshly installed 9.10 server loop back to the login screen on login.
20:51
And I'm not sure why...
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<vagrantc>
shawnp0wers: probably ssh keys.
21:34
shawnp0wers: you might have to ltsp-update-sshkeys && ltsp-update-image
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<shawnp0wers>
vagrantc: YES! I knew I forgot a step. Thank you. :)
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<vagrantc>
happy to help
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<shawnp0wers>
I haven't tested — but I totally forgot about sshkeys
21:55
thanks again. :)
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<lipinski>
I upgraded my server with a new MB, CPU, and MEmory. Now my client won't boot - complains about missing /tmp/net-eth0.conf
21:56
Any ideas?
21:56* vagrantc suspects the ssh keys should be updated a little more dynamically than requiring regenerating the NBD image
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<vagrantc>
lipinski: that's rather odd... can't see how a hardware upgrade could mess up the client boot if it gets that far...
21:58
<lipinski>
me neither.
21:58
The only odd thing is that I was seeing this problem "randomly" on the client before the server upgrade.
21:58
It happened maybe 10% of the time. I simply rebooted the client and all was well.
21:58
However, now that I've upgraded the server, it happened 6 times in a row and I can't get the client up.
21:59
Maybe related, not sure, but my DNS was not working on the Server after the upgrade as well. I had to add an entry to /etc/resolv.conf. So, I found that very odd as well.
21:59
<shawnp0wers>
hmm… oddly, my client still won't log in.
21:59
I wonder if it's something with these thin clients
22:00
I havne't logged 'em in yet.
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(just unboxed them)
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<lipinski>
ok - for some odd reason, seems like my eth device switched from eth0 to eth1 (eventhough new MB still only has one NIC).
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Do I have to update anything in LTSP for the device name change?
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<lipinski>
how can I troubleshoot this /tmp/net-eth0.conf problem on the client? Best I can tell, it's not getting an IP from the DHCP server. But, in my logs, I see the DHCP server issuing an IP
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<johnny>
it sounds like your initrd doesn't have the network module for your client's nic
22:28
that's usally what that means anyways..
22:28
the first dhcp request is via the pxe thing..
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before you get into the os
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<lipinski>
johnny: how do I update it?
22:30
johnny: The odd thing is this was working until I replaced the MB & CPU on the Server.
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Server changed eth0 to eth1 now
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<johnny>
well the server thing..
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ask in your distros support channel to change it back
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or look it up online
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<lipinski>
yeah - it's odd that it switched from eth0 to eth1. But, I'm also surprised to see that have an effect on LTSP (or DHCPd).
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<johnny>
seems like it shouldn't.. but first get the problem fixed
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and then come back here if that doesn't solve your problem
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<lipinski>
johnny: Thanks will try that.
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<vagrantc>
well, it wouldn't surprise me that it causes problems with dhcp ... but that it causes problems only with DHCP from the initramfs and not pxelinux.
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<lipinski>
ok - got my server back on eth0. Had to remove some udev persistent config for the old device.
22:46
Still same result on the LTSP client - /tmp/net0.conf not found. IP-config giving up.
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<lipinski>
ok - I have no clue why ipconfig stopped working. I jumped in a chroot on the server and tried ipconfig - still wouldn't work. server gets DHCPDISCOVER And sends DHCPOFFER, but ipconfig doesn't do anything....
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<alkisg>
lipinski: distro/version?
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<lipinski>
Ubuntu 9.04
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<alkisg>
How did you try ipconfig on a chroot?
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<lipinski>
well, don't know if it was a valid test or not.
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<alkisg>
How's your network setup? 2 nics?
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<lipinski>
cd /tmp; mkdir test; mount -o loop /opt/ltsp/images/i386.img; ...
23:08
alkisg: no - just 1. My server had a HW failure. Before that - everything worked fine (LTSP-related).
23:09
I replaced MB & CPU. Now, Client can't boot.
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<alkisg>
Is there another dhcp server around?
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<lipinski>
Ubuntu reassigned my new NIC on Server to eth1. I since fixed that.
23:09
yes - my ISP-provided router.
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<alkisg>
So maybe ipconfig is getting an ip address from your router instead?
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<lipinski>
always has been. I have rules in there for it to ignore PXECLIENT
23:10
and Linux ipconfig
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by vendor_id
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<alkisg>
Ah, ok (nice router :))
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<lipinski>
well, not really. But, I found a backdoor way to get it in there. It has been working great for a while.
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<alkisg>
What error message do you see on the client?
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<alkisg>
(btw you can use proxydhcp instead of doing what you're doing now)
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<lipinski>
I get /tmp/net-eth0.conf not found
23:12
Preceeding that IP-Config timeout. one min - let me run and check the exact error
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IP-Config: no response after 60 seconds - giving up
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<alkisg>
Do you see anything (e.g. rejection messages) in daemon.log? Also, can you post your /etc/ltsp/dhcpd.conf?
23:12
<lipinski>
The net-eth0.conf not found.
23:13
<alkisg>
No I meant on the server
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<lipinski>
http://pastebin.com/5hAYw74K
23:14
<alkisg>
/var/log/daemon.log on the server...
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<lipinski>
no - I see a lot of DHCPDISCOVER and DHCPOFFERs
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<alkisg>
OK, can you open /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.cfg/default, and create a new line at the end of it, with the following contents?
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IPAPPEND 3
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Then reboot the client. If it's an ipconfig problem, this should work around it (as a test)
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<lipinski>
ok - I'll try it.
23:19
that definitely got it further..
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Now problems mounting dev, sys, etc.
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It got to the BusyBox initramfs prompt
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<alkisg>
Ah right I forgot, try also to put the following right *next* to "quiet splash"
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nbdroot=server-ip:2000
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<lipinski>
do I use 'server-ip', or do I replace that with the actual IP of the server?
23:20
<alkisg>
Replace it
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<lipinski>
trying again
23:22
nope - still having mount problems
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<alkisg>
What does your pxelinux.cfg/default look like now?
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<lipinski>
note - I don't have a quiet splash
23:22
<alkisg>
No problem there...
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<lipinski>
EFAULT vmlinuz ro initrd=initrd.img nbdroot=192.168.106.3:2000
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IPAPPEND 3
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DEFAULT....
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<alkisg>
Hmm can you try to delete :2000 and leave only the server ip there?
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<lipinski>
trying
23:24
nope
23:25
This time I noticed a Connection refused errors before the mount errors
23:25
<alkisg>
Is your nbd running: sudo netstat -nap | grep 2000
23:25
<lipinski>
inetd is listening on 2000
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<alkisg>
Hm... do another test: delete nbdroot and IPAPPEND 3. Right next to initrd=initrd.img, now put this: ip=<client-ip>:<server-ip>:<gw-ip>:<netmask>:<hostname>:eth0:none
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(this will give a static ip to the client)
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server-ip==the server, not the router. gw == the router
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<lipinski>
trying
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