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Old 11-15-2010, 05:53 PM   #1
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Smile Linux of thin client


i have a win bee thin client with 512 mb hd and 1gb ram. what is a suitable Linux for it. i have to customize its desktop.
it sole purpose is to run my Java application in it.....
 
Old 11-15-2010, 07:06 PM   #2
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I would try puppy linux it is live loads into ram ...and it is fairly complete and very stable
 
Old 11-15-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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i have a win bee thin client with 512 mb hd and 1gb ram. what is a suitable Linux for it
As I understand it, the Client would not be running Linux but a remote X Server. Linux would be running on its host, i.e another system which downloads the X Server session to the Client. The Client gives access to a screen, Keyboard and a mouse only, all data is held on its host.

From my knowledge if Thin Clients, i.e diskless systems, I used to play about with a package called SLXT which allowed me to run a diskless X Server session on a Sun Xterminal with a 50Mhz processor and 12Mb of memory from a Linux powered Intel Box. (SLXT = Sun Linux XTerminal) Do I assume you're trying to do something similar? I notice I was doing this in April 2001 so I assume there should be some newer stuff out there supporting Intel/AMD thin clients.
I have no idea what the "win bee" bit of your thin client is.

Play Bonny!

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Old 11-15-2010, 07:58 PM   #4
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It is all on how much you can access or replace the embedded flash hard drive. It may be that you can boot to an ide cf chip or even a usb flash with your distro.

To modifiy the existing OS, you might have to contact HCL inforsystems.

The actual version might help us too.
 
Old 11-15-2010, 10:27 PM   #5
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If its standalone, I pass.
OTOH, if you are enquiring about thin client Linux generally, look over here www.ltsp.org
 
Old 11-16-2010, 10:01 AM   #6
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If its standalone, I pass.
As I understand it there is no such thing as a stand alone thin client. Every thin client needs a host server to hold both its data and supply its OS. It generally boots over the network using arp/rarp protocol from a designated file system on the host. Each Thin Client would have it's own file system on the host.

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Old 11-16-2010, 08:23 PM   #7
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Exactly for www.ltsp.org, but it does also sound a bit like the OP just wants to install a standalone Linux on a very limited machine. (Thin 'client' may be a misnomer here..)
IOW, it's not entirely clear to me which option he/she is after.
 
Old 11-17-2010, 07:11 PM   #8
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(Thin 'client' may be a misnomer here..)
IOW, it's not entirely clear to me which option he/she is after.
I agree!

Play Bonny!
 
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I suspect this thin client is a smart client It may be an atom based mini with a small flash drive. It may have CE or linux on it already.

Knowing the model may help.
 
  


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