[Gllug] X terminal or diskless workstation - views?
blue.dragon at blueyonder.co.uk
Tue Jul 27 13:26:53 UTC 2004
John Winters wrote:
>Having got my little Mini-ITX box booting over the LAN I'm torn between
>two different ways of configuring it - X terminal (logging in to the
>server) or diskless workstation. Anyone any views on pros and cons of
>the two approaches?
>Can one have sound on an X terminal (driven by apps running on the X
I'm not too sure at the difference between the two options, they
seam the same to me. ie a X terminal would be a diskless workstation, to
do anything your going to need to load stuff off your server,
(applications) by loading the apps on the server thouse using shared
librarys do not have to load the librarys more than once so you save on
memory. If you load the apps locally you have to send the entire apps
over the network to load them into the clients memory that can bog down
your network. In short its an argument of bogging down your network in
traffic and your server in disk transactions and bogging down your
server when it has 3 copies of openoffice or the like loaded.
I asume your using ltsp (or www.ltsp.org) I've got 30 thin clients
network booting with sound and able to run sound, local applications and
currently have about 50% plugged in they all run fine on a 100Mbs Network,
Sound uses nasd currently although there are other options.
I would surgest you look at the ltsp web site (linux terminal server
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