IRC chat logs for #ltsp on irc.freenode.net (webchat)


Channel log from 15 October 2013   (all times are UTC)

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01:06
<bennabiy_again>
work_alkisg: Alkis, are you around?
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05:20
<work_alkisg>
bennabiy: now I am :)
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07:24
<elias_a>
alkisg: Καλή μέρα το πρωί
07:27
<alkisg>
Καλημέρα elias_a
07:27
!greek
07:27
<ltsp`>
greek: Στο παρόν κανάλι μιλάνε μόνο Αγγλικά, για υποστήριξη στα Ελληνικά από την υπηρεσία Τεχνικής Στήριξης ΣΕΠΕΗΥ διαβάστε το http://ts.sch.gr/wiki/IRC και στη συνέχεια πληκτρολογήστε /j #ts.sch.gr
07:27
<elias_a>
:D
07:29
In english: this channel is dedicated to the holy totem of bad English. Do not accept other lingual totems. ;-)
07:30
<alkisg>
Hehe!!
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09:03
<Fox____>
Hello :)
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09:04
<Fox____>
I'm using an old lcd touch panel (all in one), is there a simply way to shutdown it ?
09:04
i set up an automatic login, no wm, only firefox is running
09:05
i have only F1-2-3-4 keys on the panel, i want to use one of them to shutdown the system
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13:00
<bennabiy_again>
!seen alkisg
13:00
<ltsp`>
alkisg was last seen in #ltsp 5 hours, 30 minutes, and 1 second ago: <alkisg> Hehe!!
13:00
<bennabiy_again>
alkisg: you here?
13:04
<elias_a>
bennabiy_again: alkisg lives in Greece. You might think about that when thinking when would be a good time to reach him.
13:04
<bennabiy_again>
elias_a: I am aware of that, but also, I have found him in here at what appeared to be strange times :)
13:05
<elias_a>
bennabiy_again: OK. Just thought I'd make sure that you know.
13:05
<bennabiy_again>
Thank you.
13:05
elias_a: Do you have much experience with epoptes?
13:06
<elias_a>
And LTSP is so strange that nothing is really strange after that.
13:06
<bennabiy_again>
exactly
13:06
elias_a where are you from?
13:07
<elias_a>
bennabiy_again: You mean the spying sw? Nope. I would never use it in school.
13:07
bennabiy_again: Finland
13:07
<bennabiy_again>
spying sw?
13:08
<elias_a>
bennabiy_again: Viewing a student's desktop without a written consent is a crime in Finland and AFAIK all EU countries.
13:09
bennabiy_again: Problem is - no one gets the written consents.
13:09
Thus using Epoptes is generally speaking a crime.
13:10
Next question, please! :D
13:10
<bennabiy_again>
elias_a: students and teachers is not the only reason to use epoptes :)
13:10
What does 0x0 =?
13:11
by that I mean that it is not just for the school environment
13:16
<elias_a>
bennabiy_again: Give me an example of legitimate use of Epoptes where the "must have written consent" -problem is not present.
13:19
<bennabiy_again>
Well, since you asked. I maintain a computer lab for our group, which is not related to school at all, and there are times where I need to be able to remotely log someone onto a computer, or to help with an issue, help troubleshoot, etc.
13:21
The software is run on the lab that I maintain, on thin clients, and there is a mutual trust that the abilities of Epoptes would not be abused, but really, none of us are worried about it
13:22
Some people on the lab have dedicated user accounts, others use a general account based on the purpose that they need computer access.
13:22
And to sum it all up, none of us own "personal" computers, even if we have a computer dedicated to our personal use
13:23
So the issue is moot with us
13:23
Does that answer your question
13:23
?
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<elias_a>
bennabiy_again: Yes, but you are wrong.
13:26
bennabiy_again: As computers are typically used for personal communications as well you should have guidelines for the usage.
13:28
bennabiy_again: Or you might solve the problem by prohibiting all personal communication, including organizational or business communication that is not meant to be public.
13:30
<bennabiy_again>
elias_a: Does not apply to us :)
13:32
We live a life of faith, and actually trust one another. I know it is a strange concept these days, but actually, it is possible to not have to be afraid of those around you being out to get you, or something
13:33
elias_a: and that is a strong statement to tell me that I am wrong.
13:38
<elias_a>
bennabiy_again: Please tell me 1) what your activities are all about and 2) which country are we talking about?
13:40
<bennabiy_again>
elias_a: what do you mean, what my activities are all about? I am in the US, but it would not matter what country I was in, in regards to our use of Epoptes
13:45
elias_a: I think I can truly say that you could not understand where I am coming from, so I know it probably fries your circuits to think that someone actually would not mind that there was the possibility that "someone" could be watching what I am typing right now... when that someone is someone who shares a common life with them, living together, working together, etc.
13:46
I will be back in a little bit, time to swap out a router
13:52
<elias_a>
bennabiy_again: Just a brief comment: I do not want say anything about the legislative framework in US as the whole country is a moral and legislative disaster.
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<elias_a>
bennabiy_again: It does not fry my circuits or anything. I just keep my thinking concentrated on the civiliced parts of the world.
14:00
Oops - typo.
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<alkisg>
elias_a: just wondering, why isn't LTSP (and all shared user systems) illegal then? The sysadmin can watch/do anything with the user accounts, epoptes doesn't have to be installed to do that...
14:50
<bennabiy_again>
Hello alkisg!
14:51
<alkisg>
Hi bennabiy_again
14:52
<bennabiy_again>
alkisg: Is it possible to have a server also be a client in epoptes?
14:52
<alkisg>
bennabiy_again: sure, you could, but I think if you describe your use case exactly, we'll find a better solution...
14:54
<bennabiy_again>
I have different various computer labs, which would use it with a local administrator of the lab, and then a couple of us who would be overseers of the labs as a whole
14:54
<alkisg>
What are you 2 using? ltsp fat clients? standalone PCs?
14:54
<bennabiy_again>
Well, it is a mixed case
14:54* alkisg is thinking of proposing x2go...
14:56
<bennabiy_again>
The labs are all thin clients, the controlling computer of the labs on a per lab basis would be the server, or one of the workstations on the lab (each lab is a 2 nic situation) and then the general overseer of all the labs would possibly be on a lab or standalone
14:56
And I would just be interested in the servers of each of the lab from that server
14:57
Also, one of my labs (the one I am currently setting up) the person maintaining the lab is not actually on the lab. Currently, he can see the clients, but not the server.
14:58
and since he is not on the thinclient subnet, he only sees the clients when a user is actually logged into the ltsp server
15:02
hmm, x2go might work for controlling the servers, and then epoptes from those servers to the local labs
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<bennabiy_again>
alkisg: Were you able to recreate your fix suggestion for mint?
15:08
alkisg: Even if you could sum up the thoughts you had on it, it would help me to know which direction to take it, as I have had a couple different thoughts on it.
15:10
<alkisg>
bennabiy_again: yeah, the idea was to login with x2go on the servers, and then to be able to run epoptes from there
15:10
<bennabiy_again>
That is basically what I was thinking. Thank you!
15:10
<alkisg>
About the mint suggestion, sorry, I didn't have the time for it...
15:11
<bennabiy_again>
I figured. I was stupid to not make the change right away
15:11
<alkisg>
We (the schools support team) are very busy on the first few months of each school year...
15:11
Too many ltsp installations etc etgc
15:11
<bennabiy_again>
Did school just start again?
15:11
we homeschool year round, so I lose track of time
15:12
alkisg: Do you ever get over to the states?
15:14* alkisg went to an LTSP BTS and an Ubuntu UDS once, it was very nice...
15:17
<bennabiy_again>
For what it is worth, you have my personal invitation to any of our communities, if you are anywhere near them, and we will take care of you :)
15:17
You must come to one of our delis as well
15:17
my treat
15:17
I really appreciate all the help you have been
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<other_other_joe>
can someone give me some kiosk mode tips?
15:42
<bennabiy_again>
!kiosk
15:42
<ltsp`>
I do not know about 'kiosk', but I do know about these similar topics: 'kiosk-lucid'
15:42
<bennabiy_again>
bah
15:42
<other_other_joe>
I got a kiosk-esk situation going by enabling auto-login and auto-starting chromium in kiosk mode but I believe there is a more eligant way
15:43
yea, tried that already bennabiy :)
15:43
<bennabiy_again>
what distro?
15:43
<other_other_joe>
debian
15:43
<bennabiy_again>
How are you auto starting chromium in kiosk mode?
15:43
do you have the users login shell set to chromium?
15:44
<other_other_joe>
exec=chromium --kiosk $URL
15:44
nah
15:44
<bennabiy_again>
why not?
15:44
Do you want the user doing other things?
15:44
<other_other_joe>
I don't, no
15:45
I do want to be able to control it from epoptes and whatnot still though
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<bennabiy_again>
You probably could. Epoptes from what I understand operates on two levels, the user, and the system
15:46
<other_other_joe>
I'm pretty sure there is a LDM_SESSION=kiosk type sitation
15:46
wherein you pass executables to the kiosk script
15:46
<bennabiy_again>
probably
15:47
<other_other_joe>
$CHROOT/usr/share/ltsp/screens.d/kiosk does exist
15:47
<bennabiy_again>
that is a little too common sense for me...
15:47
I like making things hard
15:47
<other_other_joe>
haha
15:47
yea
15:47* bennabiy_again is a glutton for punishment!
15:47
<other_other_joe>
I've got it working the hard way now :D
15:47
very clumsy
15:49
--kiosk mode does remove the decoration from the browser and more or less makes it un-closeable
16:06
<bennabiy_again>
that works, I guess
16:07
alkisg: x2go/epoptes is a good fit so far
16:07
thank you for the suggestion
16:08
for future reference, mate is not officially supported in the x2g0 sessions, so you just need to set /usr/bin/mate-session as the custom desktop session, and it works fine
16:08
x2go I mean
16:09
!LDM_SESSION
16:09
<ltsp`>
Error: "LDM_SESSION" is not a valid command.
16:09
<bennabiy_again>
!ldm
16:09
<ltsp`>
ldm: LDM is the LTSP Display Manager, required for LTSP thin/fat clients, because it authenticates the users to the server via SSH.
16:09
<bennabiy_again>
!x2go
16:09
<ltsp`>
x2go: x2go is an NX-based suite of applications that allow logging in to a remote X server from any OS. It's much more efficient than VNC over slow network. More info: http://www.x2go.org/
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<bennabiy_again>
I keep getting a message with x2go that there is not a host key on the machine I am connecting to, but there is. Thoughts?
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18:08
<christophe_y2k>
Hello, have a big bug, my ltsp ubuntu 12.04.3 x64 server, have lan ltsp network card crash some time with error e1000e 0000:00:19.0 eth0: Detected Hardware Unit Hang: and that crash my client
18:10
<vagrantc>
does it work fine when using it not as a thin client?
18:11
if so, then it's most likely just a bug in the driver for ubuntu
18:11
<christophe_y2k>
yes the server work fine, only whent i connect my fat client
18:11
<vagrantc>
the server gets the error?
18:12
<christophe_y2k>
oerror on server in #dmesg
18:12
<muppis>
!win32-loader
18:12
<ltsp`>
win32-loader: win32-loader.exe adds a "PXE - Network boot" option to the Windows boot manager. It's developed for Debian and it uses http://ipxe.org for the network booting. Download it from http://ftp.debian.org/debian/tools/win32-loader/stable. More info at http://goo.gl/FPD7Zv
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<vagrantc>
christophe_y2k: test a different cable or switch, but most likely sounds like a bug in the driver...
18:13
christophe_y2k: i'd report it to ubuntu
18:13
<bennabiy_again>
alkisg: was there something special to get 12.04 to work with x2go?
18:13* alkisg waves
18:13
<alkisg>
bennabiy_again: no, just to connect with x2go before connecting via ssh to the server (old keys vs new keys)
18:14
<bennabiy_again>
I am getting a message saying "The host key for this server was not found but an othertype of key exists.An attacker might change the default server key toconfuse your client into thinking the key does not exist"
18:14
<alkisg>
Yeah, that's the one
18:15
You need to delete that key, ssh-keygen -R host etc etc
18:15
<christophe_y2k>
another, my fat client are connected to an another ltsp server gentoo server (for users folder and router) --> ubuntu server (for dhcp pxe) -> fat client
18:15
<bennabiy_again>
ahh, great
18:16
<other_other_joe>
still hoping for some kiosk love
18:16
alkisg/vagrantc ?
18:16
<alkisg>
other_other_joe: about kiosk? personally I've never used it...
18:16
<other_other_joe>
ah, damn
18:17
well, there appears to be the workings of a kiosk solution
18:17
<vagrantc>
SCREEN_07=kiosk
18:17
dunno if there's anything else you need
18:17
<other_other_joe>
yea, I tried that
18:17
<vagrantc>
needs to have a web browser and window manager installed locally
18:17
<other_other_joe>
no go
18:17
oh yea?
18:17
hmm
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<vagrantc>
there are also variables in /opt/ltsp/i386/usr/share/ltsp/screen.d/kiosk
18:18
KIOSK_*
18:18
<other_other_joe>
from what I can infer based on the $CHROOT/usr/share/ltsp/screens.d/kiosk script, you can pass it exec's
18:18
yea
18:18
I couldn't seem to pass it anything it liked though
18:18
<vagrantc>
did you install a browser in your chroot?
18:18
<other_other_joe>
was hoping one of your guys were familiar with it
18:19
yep
18:19
<vagrantc>
i rewrote it a bit to support debian a while back
18:19
<other_other_joe>
I'm attempting to use the same chroot as my greater environment
18:19* vagrantc should consider kiosks locally
18:19
<vagrantc>
hmmm...
18:20
<other_other_joe>
I mean, I've got it working now sorta
18:20
just by starting chromium in kiosk mode
18:20
in .config/autostart/chromium.default
18:20
in .config/autostart/chromium.desktop rather
18:20
but it seems there is a more elagant solution
18:22
<vagrantc>
don't have the time to test it now...
18:22
<alkisg>
What would be fun:
18:22
mount an nbd swap space from the server,
18:22
format it as ext4 and mount it as /home/username
18:23
log in there, do all kiosk* customizations,
18:23
copy it to the server as a template,
18:23
and then the kiosk mode is just a local autologin, with that space remounted before login, so as to have it cleared on logout
18:23
<vagrantc>
recent versions should autocreate the homedir on login
18:23
<bennabiy_again>
I thought it would work if you just set a users login shell to chromium --kiosk
18:25
<other_other_joe>
ah, I can futs with it later I suppose. It's more or less working the way I want
18:26
I do have a video weirdness I'd like to bounce off of someone though. Most of my boxes are nvidia but I've got a couple that are intel. Those I seem to need to force 1920x1080
18:26
[00:01:2E:4C:80:49] XRANDR_OUTPUT_01=VGA1 XRANDR_MODE_01=1920x1080
18:26
should work, no?
18:27
they definitely support xrandr an' all. I can xrandr --output VGA1 --mode 1920x1080 them manually
18:27
they don't seem to wanna take the instruction from my lts.conf however
18:28* alkisg has seen a problem appearing recently with XRANDR_MODE_0 working fine on LDM, but after login the resolution was changed, possibly by some gnome component, but not by the usual ~/.config/monitors.xml...
18:29
<alkisg>
It appeared last month or so, in 12.04.3...
18:29
<other_other_joe>
this is definitely not working in ldm either
18:29
<alkisg>
Try getltscfg -a locally then
18:30
!screen_02
18:30
<ltsp`>
screen_02: To get a root shell on an Ubuntu thin client: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/UbuntuLTSP/ClientTroubleshooting#Using_a_shell_SCREEN
18:30
<vagrantc>
nvidia mangles all sorts of libraries, if you're using the proprietary drivers
18:30
in ways often incompatible with other drivers
18:30
<other_other_joe>
yea, I am using the proprietaries for nvidia
18:31
doesn't seem to be mangling the intel mod's though
18:31
as I can tell them to work manually
18:31
export XRANDR_OUTPUT_01
18:31
export XRANDR_MODE_01
18:32
they're there, alkisg
18:32
oh, maybe not
18:32
they appear to be unset but exported
18:34
ohh, it's setting the variable with the quotes in as a string
18:34
echo -e $"XRANDR_OUTPUT_01"
18:34
XRANDR_OUTPUT_01
18:36
that's whacky
18:36
you guys want me to file a bug on that?
18:37
<alkisg>
other_other_joe: That echo command is wrong, is that yours, or from the ltsp code?
18:37
<other_other_joe>
thats mine
18:37
<alkisg>
echo "$XRANDR_OUTPUT_01"
18:38
<other_other_joe>
right, that's what I mean
18:38
<alkisg>
But pastebin'ing the output of getltscfg -a is better...
18:38
<other_other_joe>
echo -e "$XRANDR_OUTPUT_01"
18:38
this produces nothing
18:38
<alkisg>
It's supposed to do that.
18:38
Because you didn't source the output of getltscfg
18:39
Just pastebin the output for us to see it...
18:39
<other_other_joe>
ah, ok
18:39
1 sec
18:40
http://pastebin.com/raw.php?i=GLN9eypj
18:42
<alkisg>
other_other_joe: XRANDR_MODE_0, not 01, single digit
18:43
Also don't use LDM_XSESSION but LDM_SESSION
18:43
<other_other_joe>
oh, ok. I pulled the 01's straight from the pdf
18:43
I'll change it and give it a whirl
18:44
<alkisg>
You can file a bug on that (the docs) ;)
18:44
<other_other_joe>
:D
18:44
as for the XSESSION vs SESSION
18:45
Is XSESSION depreciate?
18:45
depreciated\
18:45
<alkisg>
phone.. :)
18:46
<other_other_joe>
ah cool. Thank you sir. I'll go bounce this thing and see if she works
18:50
<vagrantc>
XSESSION is something people frequently and wrongly misuse
18:50
it's for a different purpose
18:51
it can leave you with broken sessions that fail in hard to troubleshoot ways
18:51
we should probably just disable it entirely, there are so many people using it due to bad documentation about unity/gnome3 bugs
18:52
"this random workaround fixed my problems, by tthe way, i'm not having all sorts of other issues..."
18:52
er ... "now having all sorts of other issues..."
18:53
<other_other_joe>
haha
18:53
ok, I'll switch
18:54
could you give an example of when I'd want to use one vs the other?
18:54
<vagrantc>
it was originally implemented because Ubuntu insisted in using /etc/gdm/Xsession instead of /etc/X11/Xsession, and other distros also had the corresponding file in other locations
18:54
<other_other_joe>
single digit totally working btw alkisg
18:54
you are my sunshine
18:55
<vagrantc>
other_other_joe: you would use LDM_XSESSION if you want a broken system, and LDM_SESSION when you want to change the default session :)
18:55
<other_other_joe>
lol
18:55
fair enough :)
18:56
<vagrantc>
i should send such an email to the ltsp-discuss list
18:56
the only use case you needed it for should be fixed by the use of ldminfod...
18:57
as the server tells you where to find it.
18:57
<other_other_joe>
so should I pass LDM_SESSION the same "/usr/bin/startlxde" I'm using now or just lxsession maybe?
18:57
or just startlxde for that matter
18:58
don't know why I pathed it in the first place actually
18:58
<vagrantc>
other_other_joe: the name of the .desktop file in /usr/share/xsessions/
18:59
i.e. LDM_SESSION=LXDE
18:59
hopefully you're not running a buggy version of ldm that started the whole mess...
19:00
<other_other_joe>
If I recall I had trouble getting LDM_SESSION to work initially which is why I ended up here
19:00
it's been a while back and lots of script parsing ago though
19:10
that's right, I got ye ole "unable to launch Xsession LXDE...LXDE not found"
19:11
then it defaults to my default session. Which is LXDE actually, and starts fine
19:15
<vagrantc>
sounds like buggy LDM version... take it up with your distro
19:16
other_other_joe: if it's your default session, just leave LDM_SESSION unset entirely
19:17* alkisg has verified that XRANDR_MODE_0 no longer works properly
19:17
<alkisg>
It works on LDM, but after login, the highest resolution is applied instead...
19:20
<other_other_joe>
yea, when I set it I was trying out several
19:21
<alkisg>
After manually running gnome-session (fallback) from xterm, I got === xinerama setup Configuration ===, /me googles about that...
19:22
<other_other_joe>
xinerama is the old X multi-display setup
19:26
<alkisg>
gnome-settings-daemon => ./plugins/xrandr/gsd-xrandr-manager.c
19:27
Probably a regression caused by https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1065979
19:28
2013-10-04, yeah, date matches, let's see if reverting it fixes LDM...
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19:34
<alkisg>
Yup, it fixes it
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19:47
<alkisg>
Original: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1065979
19:47
Regression: https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-settings-daemon/+bug/1236752
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20:02
<bennabiy_again>
alkisg: If I have thin clients currently defaulting to cinnamon, but want to switch them to mate, would the change just need to be on the server end, or do I need to change something in the chroot as well?
20:06
<other_other_joe>
we were just discussing that actually
20:07
<bcdonadio>
My thinclient seems not to be getting the LOGSVR and ROOTPATH variables from the dhcp server, but only those two. All other parameters are correctly being read. As a result of this, the thinclient isn't able to mount the NBD image. What could be going wrong?
20:07
<other_other_joe>
LDM_SESSION=mate in your lts.conf
20:07
or whatever your $CHROOT/usr/share/xsessions/*.desktop file is
20:08
<alkisg>
(without $CHROOT for thin clients)
20:08
<other_other_joe>
oh right right
20:08
my bad
20:08
I'm fat :)
20:08
<alkisg>
:)
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20:10
<bennabiy_again>
heh
20:10* bennabiy_again stays thin :)
20:11
<bennabiy_again>
It is amazing... I can eat and eat and eat, and still end up with a thin client
20:16
<other_other_joe>
lol
20:16
thin client humor?
20:16
too soon
20:16
<bennabiy_again>
:)
20:18
other_other_joe: Where are you located?
20:23
<other_other_joe>
chicago
20:24
u?
20:24
<bennabiy_again>
I currently live in NC, but am up in NY right now
20:24
Did you go to the tallship event that happened a little while ago?
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20:24
<other_other_joe>
nah, I sure didn't
20:25
<bennabiy_again>
ok
20:25
<other_other_joe>
never heard of it, actually
20:28
you up in NY for work?
20:28
<bennabiy_again>
somewhat :)
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<bennabiy_again>
I am helping set up a computer lab for our deli in Oneonta, and then I am back down to NC
20:29
<ageis>
would it be possible to run a newer 12.04 ltsp image on an older 10.04 host?
20:29
<other_other_joe>
fat or thin?
20:30
:)
20:30
<ageis>
thin client
20:30
<other_other_joe>
probably
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<other_other_joe>
I know there is a distro specific flag to the ltsp-build-client
20:30
lemme see if I can dig it up
20:31
<bennabiy_again>
ageis: might be touch and go. You could always generate a 10.04 image by setting --dist
20:31
10.04 = LTS right?
20:32
<ageis>
indeed
20:32
thanks
20:32
<bennabiy_again>
sudo ltsp-build-client --dist=lucid
20:32
Is there a reason you want to use a 12.04 image?
20:33
<ageis>
the server and client image is both 10.04 right now, I'm jsut wondering what would happen if I were to chroot into the image and do a dist-upgrade.
20:33
<bennabiy_again>
What would you gain from it?
20:34
<other_other_joe>
ltsp-build-client --dist $CODENAME
20:34
<ageis>
contemplating software upgrade for client with large deployment
20:34
otehr_other_joe: does that take a destination argument? so I could test it but keep the old one
20:35
<other_other_joe>
sure
20:35
check out ltsp-build-client --extra-help
20:35
lots of niftyness
20:35
<ageis>
will do, thanks
20:35
<other_other_joe>
np
20:39
<ageis>
what does ltsp-update-image do?
20:40
<other_other_joe>
that creates an nbd image
20:40
based on your chroot
20:40
compresses the chroot with squashfs
20:41
then the clients can mount the image as a network block device rather than exporting the chroot via nfs
20:41
<ageis>
gotcha, what's the default path for nbd images? I'm not sure whether it's using that or not
20:42
<other_other_joe>
ubuntu defaults to nbd I believe
20:42
/opt/ltsp/$arch/images
20:43
<alkisg>
ageis: don't dist-upgrade chroots, re-create them
20:43
Also, nbd-server configuration is incompatible between 10.04 and 12.04
20:44
The first is port-based, the second is name-based
20:44
So you'd also need some manual configuration editing to make it work
20:45
<ageis>
understood
20:46
<other_other_joe>
/srv/tftp/ltsp/amd64/pxelinux.cfg/default will tell you which you're using
20:46
if you didn't know up until now though, it's likely nbd
20:47
<ageis>
yeah, there's an image in /opt/ltsp/images. but I was chrooting into /opt/ltsp/i386 -- I guess any changes I made would not have got included until I run update-image, huh
20:47
<other_other_joe>
correct
20:48
<ageis>
cool. learning this from scratch, but learning fast
20:48
<other_other_joe>
ltsp-update-image will also backup your existing image
20:48
<ageis>
I don't see an argument to specify output image filename
20:48
<other_other_joe>
so ./images/ should have current and .old
20:48
<ageis>
ah
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<other_other_joe>
but if you've got a lot riding on it, no harm in copying that image somewhere else the first time
20:49
just to make sure I'm right :)
20:50
<bennabiy_again>
other_other_joe: true :) that is good advice
20:50
<ageis>
will it be unavailable for boot to the clients while updating?
20:52
<other_other_joe>
I'm not sure actually
20:52
I find that it disrupts my users
20:52
it does move the file thats being served up so, it makes sense that it would choke them
20:52
I don't run NBD
20:52
<ageis>
k
20:52
<other_other_joe>
but when I am, I have to update that image after hours
20:53
<alkisg>
ageis: no it doesn't disrupt them, it uses a temp file and it moves it in place when it's ready
20:53
<bennabiy_again>
that is what I thought
20:53
only if you make a new image does it disrupt them
20:53
when it restarts nbd
20:54
<alkisg>
ltsp-update-image doesn't restart nbd
20:54
<bennabiy_again>
it says ...might be hard on clients... REBOOT!.. or something like that
20:54
no no no... ltsp-build-client
20:54
<ageis>
oh great. where else can I look for the tftp/nbd config files?
20:54
<alkisg>
tftp in /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/
20:54
nbd in /etc/nbd-server
20:54
for 10.04, in /etc/inetd.conf
20:55
<ageis>
perfect!
20:56
looks like kernels are in the tftp root, I can update or install those with ltsp-update-kernels?
20:59
so this line in inetd.conf is actually specifying the location of the nbd image to serve up 2000 stream tcp nowait nobody /usr/sbin/tcpd /usr/sbin/nbdrootd /opt/ltsp/images/i386.img
20:59
<other_other_joe>
https://sourceforge.net/projects/ltsp/files/Docs-Admin-Guide/LTSPManual.pdf/download
20:59
give this guy a read
20:59
<ageis>
ty
20:59
<other_other_joe>
it's a bit dated
21:00
but there is some good stuff in there as far as utils and variables to set
21:00
writing custom ldm scripts and what not
21:00
good things
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<bennabiy_again>
For his version, it is not so dated
21:03
<other_other_joe>
oh right, lol
21:03
<vagrantc>
"apt-get install ltsp-docs" for an only slightly outdated version
21:03
YMMV
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<ageis>
what's the size variable in nbdswapd.conf for?
21:25
<other_other_joe>
more swap
21:25
default's pretty small
21:27
Network Swap section in that manual covers it pretty well
21:27
<ageis>
great
21:28
ok, I'm having issues w update image command, it seems to freeze somehwere in /proc where its like Failed to read file.. creating empty file
21:29
<other_other_joe>
./proc should be empty
21:30
<ageis>
aha, they got put there by the mount operations of my chroot
21:30
<other_other_joe>
gotta unbind that stuff
21:31
proc dev and sys
21:32
<ageis>
proc and sys successfully unmounted, /opt/ltsp/i386/dev device is busy and can't find the process w/ lsof =/
21:33
<other_other_joe>
that stuff gets wonky
21:33
<ageis>
oh I got it
21:33
had to umount pts first
21:33
<bcdonadio>
Got the thinclient to boot, now it's unable to load the LDM screen if server A is being choosen by the load balancer, but does load correctly at server B. What should I look for in server A?
21:34
<other_other_joe>
i'd point the balancer exclusively to A
21:34
boot and start tail'ing logs
21:35
seems like your files are out of sync though
21:36
<bcdonadio>
other_other_joe, yup, I'm just not sure what log should I look at. The syslog from the thinclient is just repeating the wget'ing of the configurations from the ltsp-cluster-control.
21:37
<other_other_joe>
/srv/tftp/ltsp/* /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/* all checksum the same?
21:39
<bcdonadio>
other_other_joe, there's no /srv/tftp in any of those servers, server A is tftp+root+appserv with saucy, server B is just appserv with precise (for testing)
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