<br><br><div><span class="gmail_quote">On 10/3/07, <b class="gmail_sendername">Kristian Erik Hermansen</b> <<a href="mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org">email@example.com</a>> wrote:</span><blockquote class="gmail_quote" style="border-left: 1px solid rgb(204, 204, 204); margin: 0pt 0pt 0pt 0.8ex; padding-left: 1ex;">
I'm pretty sure you want DRBL or LTSP (fat client mode). You DO NOT<br>want Edubuntu/LTSP (thin client mode)...</blockquote></div><br>Why ?<br><br>Also, this is something that we probably could use some help on at the school. James Burgett gave us some good chubby terminals, and if it were possible to run it as a chubby terminal, as opposed to running all of the services on the server, I would love to be able to figure that out. I just don't know how to do it, and I have limited time to figure this stuff out and come up to speed. So if I can't get a Linux wizard into the lab to configure things properly to the point where I do just basic monkey maintenance, then I tend to just go with the status quo, which is not necessarily a "best-of-breed" approach.
<br><br>It is true, for example, that we have not been able to figure out how to get YouTube audio playing across the network, which maybe is just as well, because maybe audio would choke the system. We really sort of are hovering on the very edge of our functional limits. Anything that I can do to take the stress off of the server and off of the network and make the clients carry more of the load, I would LOVE to do. But I just don't know how to do it flawlessly, and currently we have a more or less working system that I am loathe to tweak, because teachers do use this lab, and they count on its performance. I can't do anything that would result in the lab being non-functional when the teachers show up with 25 kids expecting to do their music theory or their OOo docs or their Internet browsing.
<br><br>But if we could change the lab so as to get the clients to carry a greater load, I would love it. Any offer of help is met with great gratitude and a pizza to boot. ;-) <br>