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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tumbleweed View Post
    Should have a utility 'hardinfo' - use that to checkout what hardware is seen from inside a linux environment.
    this is good advice, ubuntu has the same utility and lsmod will show the drivers that are loaded.

    there are a couple of proprietry ati drivers you could try for 2.2 here:
    Index of /thinstation/experimental

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    Thanks, will give it a go tomorrow (might be last chance saloon for it....)



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