Hi all , I have been trying to get a Xterminal setup at home using my Mandrake 10(CE) box and a old 486. I am using LTSP3, and things arent gong too well. I have a couple of issues i came up with while going thru a mini howto.
1) initially i had my network switched off as it was'nt being used, so i took it that it had to be turned on and so went thru the MCC and did "add a new connection" wizard. I first turned on dhcp(i don't think this was right for my case) and then created a host name(Brad) and even a Zeroconf name(whatever that is?) , then turned on the "start at boot" option.Then rebooted.
what i got was a command line login with "Brad login" .ok! I logged in and then wanted to start up X, first i tried startx, this then gave a failure after trying to start x, it was somnething like " server reset by peer" (i'm sorry i couldn't record exactly the error message).
next i tried kde but that gave a failure error message saying that there was screens found but none with proper configuration.
funny thing is that when i rebooted into failsafe mode , I logged in and then switched to "init 5" it brought up x and a proper login.
after a few other tries i reiinstalled the nvidia driver and then when i rebooted it all was fine. So everytime i change my network settings the same problem happens ,i can't get to start X and have to reinstall NVIDIA drivers?
2) following the LTSP mini how to i had to restart the dhcp, So i went to the MCC and started up the services wizard. I could get Xinetd and all the others needed to restart. BUt dhcp said that it was stopped and it was configured to start at boot. I tried start and stop but nothing happened at all.
I started up a terminal and used "services dhcp start" as root. this never said anything but just provided a new linhe.So i presumed that dhcp was then started. i went to the services wizard again and still the same thing, it said that it was stopped.
I don't know if this got anything to do with it but my etho always says failed on boot.
These re the problems that i came across so far, hopefully i can clear them up and contine with this mini project of mine
Thanks in advance