[Gllug] Thin client Linux

Andrew Davies amd_uk at lineone.net
Sun Jul 17 11:48:07 UTC 2011

On 16/07/2011 15:29, James Courtier-Dutton wrote:
> Hi,
> I need a Linux distro that can boot off a 1Gig Flash disk. I.e. It is
> a Thin Client with X. It just does "ssh -Y" and starts the remote
> program displaying on the Thin client X display. Network bandwidth is
> not a problem so I don't need NX or anything like that.
> I need to be able to install my own packages on the flash disk. It is
> a program of my own making that handles a proprietary serial protocol
> and forwards data over a tcp session to a remote machine. The program
> is fairly simple, but does some frame checking on the received serial
> data and only sends valid frames over TCP.
> So, a Live CD is no good, because it will forget my installed package
> on the next reboot.
> Also, I must be able to package up my program so there must be a
> development environment with the correct lib versions as the thin
> client.
> I cannot use ubuntu because it is too large.
> What do people suggest?
> Kind Regards
> James
> --

Damn Small Linux might be applicable to this.
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