[Nottingham] Re: Meet up at my internet cafe

Martin martin at ml1.co.uk
Thu May 31 14:59:03 BST 2007

> Edubuntu is already installed on the machine. Its a quick one I tell ya.

That's a start!

Is this setup to be used for training as well as a cafe?

> The PCI network card I put into it is not found though, which I thought
> was weird. Can't seem to get it to find it.
> Its this card. http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/104381
> A realtec should be found my default surely shouldnt it?

That link lists:

Dynamode 10/100 Realtek Ethernet PCI NIC card

"The new NC100TX-DL from Dynamode is probably the most cost effective
Gigabit Network cards on the market today. Featuring very high bandwidth
throughput and low CPU overhead for efficient data transfer right up to

So is that Gbit or 100Mbit?... Don't ya just luv the Marketing illiterates?!

Do a search for linux problems on that. It's cheapest in effort just to
get a NIC which you know is already fully supported. The NICs are cheap

> Its on this board
> http://www.ebuyer.com/UK/product/125082

A slightly curious choice to my selection criteria. Is this on machines
that have already come as a bundle?

Good to have a check-list!

> 4. Complete security lockdown, don't let them kill the system. (Remove
> all menus they should not need)

Or just reinstate a default state ready for your next patron?

You shouldn't need the Microsoft-esq restrictive paranoia!

> 5. Complete edubuntu debranding. Just to make it look more professional.

?... Have you looked at the various themes that are already available
for edubuntu?


Martin Lomas
martin at ml1.co.uk

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