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LTSP doesn't really care about the network as long as it can PXE boot. Unfortunately the idea of netbooting off of a wireless network is just something that isn't generically supported across multiple vendors, this seems to suggest that certain hardware supports it: http://superuser.com/questions/310915/is-possible-to-boot-on-pxe-over-a-wifi-device I've ...


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The short answer is basically yes (of course) :) Without more information it's hard to give a better answer (do you want Ubuntu to be the PXE server? the clients? Ubuntu can trivially do both), but you probably want to start with something like this: https://help.ubuntu.com/11.10/installation-guide/i386/install-tftp.html I don't think it's really worth ...


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You can use X2Go for thin clients, both on the server and on the clients. You'd probably network the servers to add a shared storage using nfs or similar, and LDAP for users and groups. Then you install the software you need on all the computers. That means your user can log onto any server with his username and password and get his desktop and files. Then ...


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This is not directly related to virtualization, and "pools of computers", but the LTSP project allows you to boot several thin clients through PXE, in a way that users will be able to log in to the Ubuntu server and get a regular Ubuntu desktop, just as if they were sitting at the server's console. Since this is a very common use case in schools, LTSP is ...


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The main problem here is joining a wireless network for the DHCP offer to come from. With a wired network, its easy because you're physically connected to a network over a standardised connection - Wired Ethernet over RJ45 (can't remember the "correct" term, if anyone wants to correct please do). With Wi-Fi you have to specify what network to connect to, ...


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Your best option is to download a floppy disk or usb disk image for PXE booting: http://rom-o-matic.net/gpxe/gpxe-1.0.1/contrib/rom-o-matic/ This will allow you to take advantage of PXE/Net booting features.


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You need to chroot into your thin client environment and install the app, then update your client image. Add an entry to your lts.conf and finally give the command to run the application as a local app from the thin client. Detailed information on how to perform this can be found here: How to run applications as local app


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Not certain this will work, but believe that the issue lies here with the virtual terminal handoff. At the present, you are forcing the single user splash, but still handing off to virtual terminal 7. Alter this code to the following: vt.handoff=1 which should place you into the correct state. Have not tried, but know that grub2 used to have an issue with ...


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I am very skeptical that it would work because single mode does not enable network in a usual way. If I'm right, when you'll succeed : you'll be able to manipulate only what the tftp has provided. just in case : try to change : append ro initrd=initrd.img root=/dev/nbd0 init=/sbin/init-ltsp nomodeset quiet splash **single** plymouth:force-splash ...


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Instructions how to install extensions for all users are found on following url, however this disables the automatic update of the extensions and needs manual upgrades. https://developer.mozilla.org/en-US/docs/Installing_extensions#Linux


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For some reason I cannot view the URL you provided above, so my suggestion is to review this article http://www.ubuntugeek.com/how-to-active-directory-integration-with-centrify-directcontrol-express-on-ubuntu-11-10-oneiric-ocelot.html (the directions are applicable to 10.04 as well). You can get Centrify Express through the Ubuntu repository or directly from ...


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Don't know if this would help but I've found that I've had to add a few extra modules for some USB drives/phones to be connected. Add the following to your /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/lts.conf file. # Required so clients can mount HTC Desire phones as disk drives MODULE_01 = "usb-uhci" MODULE_02 = "usb-storage" MODULE_03 = "sd_mod"


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The diskless option in mythbuntu-control-centre (MCC) didn't make the transition when MCC was rewritten to allow plugins. (Previously all functionality was written in the MCC code) The main developer behind the diskless functionality left the team to go to University, and none of the other developers use that functionality so it has not been ported to the ...


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I do not think it is possible to open a FIFO over a network. Your LTSP client can create FIFO pipe to the cellphone, but it can't create the FIFO in the server. I can't really come up with a easy solution. If it is possible, maybe you can dump the data on the client (if it is hdd-free, set up a ram-disk, or use one that LTSP client has created). And after ...



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