[sf-lug] thin clients can't see the server at the school lab

Kristian Erik Hermansen kristian.hermansen at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 16:25:58 PDT 2008

2008/4/23 Christian Einfeldt <einfeldt at gmail.com>:
>  A very strange thing has happened at the public middle school that this LUG
> is supporting with FOSS.  The thin clients have suddenly and inexplicably
> stopped seeing the server.  Here is the system:  server > two switches >
> thin clients.  Each of these components if functioning independently.  The
> server boots and can see the Internet.  The thin clients will boot up with
> their resident OSes (which means they are not really thin clients), and the
> thin clients are also exhibiting normal link lights.  The switches are
> plugged in with their fans spinning and green lights indicating traffic.
> But the thin clients can't seem to PXE boot from the server.
>  I have tried unplugging and re-plugging all of the ethernet cables.  No
> joy.  The students will be back in here tomorrow, so any tips are
> appreciated.

Did you try restarting the tftpd daemon?
Kristian Erik Hermansen
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