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Wyse S30 thin Client with Ubuntu

I'm trying to set up a Thin Client environment on the cheap, as in avoiding Terminal Server CAL/ Citrix Licenses etc.

I'm attempting to connect Wyse S30 thin clients to Ubuntu 7.10 Desktop environment, having already configured LTSP. All seems well in the world when the Thin Client connects by PXE to the Ubuntu box and Ubuntu starts loading.

About 75% through the booting (five progress bars left to fill) and it just hangs.

Can anyone let me know if I can use this Model thin client to connect to Ubuntu machine? It's doing my head in, as I've tried Ubuntu desktop, Server edition and am now going to try the out of box Edubuntu, that has LTSP preconfigured.

If it is not possible to connect because the S30 is a Winterm machine, is it possible to Turn the thin client into a really skinny client, pretty much with only PXE boot cabability?

Any help is greatly appreciated.

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  • Guil-T Dec 23, 2007

    I am currently Edubuntu with an wyse s10 and it does the exact same thing. I am investigating if its a graphic problem. In the lts.conf file i have put XSERVER = vesa but it doesnt seem to help. However, changing SCREEN_07 = ldm to SCREEN_07 = "other options" seems to do something but still hangs at different steps.

    Please email me if you get results


  • Anonymous May 23, 2008

    Exactly the same problem here....

    Did anyone ever find a solution?



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I played with those a lot with the LTSP and finally made it work...
All in all, the problem is that the cannot autoconfigure the graphic chip of this client. On ubuntu 7.10 you need to force it to use the amd driver and cannot do it from the LTSP.conf file.

In your LTSP.conf file, you have to point to a xorg.conf file specific for your s30 thin client (I called it s30xorg.conf). Then you need to build this xorg.conf file (lots of help on the net on how to do this) and place it in the right folder. (The folder is probably not the same than on my system but it should be pretty obvious or at least written in the manuals or help files where to pu it). In this xorg.conf file, you will need to specify the amd driver and some standard vesa resolutions and refresh rates (also widely availavble on the net). Then dont forget to rebuild your LTSP image with those new files in the tree.
If I remember correctly you will also need to disable the ubuntu splash screen from another config file somewhere... I am sure you will find which one.
Then voila.
Let me know if you can make it work... if what I said is total gebrish, go on reading everythin you can find on the net until you understand what is here.

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You might find an answer for this Ubuntu problem, in the Ubuntu product.

Try posting your question there if there's no existing one.

Good luck.

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