Thin Client and Virtual Machines Thread, Thinstation - Black screen then return to menu in Technical; I'm ready to give up on Thinstation - 4 days later I'm not much further forward then I was.
5th July 2011, 09:13 PM #1
Thinstation - Black screen then return to menu
I'm ready to give up on Thinstation - 4 days later I'm not much further forward then I was.
I've created my image which the client pulls down, it pulls down the config but when I choose to launch either rdesktop or freerdp neither launch, it goes to a black screen and then comes back again.
If I switch it to use the vesa driver, rdesktop works but if you log out and then try to connect again the screen corrupts requiring a restart for it to work properly again.
I suspect it's a graphics driver issue, but not certain. The batch of machines in question have a Radeon Xpress 200 integrated graphics card in them, but I have the Radeon driver package in my image.
I'm stuck and don't know where to go with it, because the Vesa option is obviously no good either at the moment.
6th July 2011, 05:22 PM #2
Here's what I did, though we installed to disk, not using PXE.
Get an ISO of Puppy Linux, and use unetbootin to create a bootable flash drive.
Should have a utility 'hardinfo' - use that to checkout what hardware is seen from inside a linux environment.
Armed with that information, use the ts-o-matic at :: Thinstation - a light, full-featured Linux thin client OS :: to build an image.
Thanks to tumbleweed from:
6th July 2011, 06:01 PM #3
this is good advice, ubuntu has the same utility and lsmod will show the drivers that are loaded.
Originally Posted by tumbleweed
there are a couple of proprietry ati drivers you could try for 2.2 here:
Index of /thinstation/experimental
Thanks to CyberNerd from:
6th July 2011, 07:25 PM #4
Thanks, will give it a go tomorrow (might be last chance saloon for it....)
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