Discussion:
Physically thin clients crashing when trying to boot
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Gary Nutbeam
2013-10-07 18:53:10 UTC
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I upgraded our ltsp server to CentOS 6.4. I also upgraded the
ltsp-server package. Did a ltsp-build-client, after checking the config
files, removing the old /opt/ltsp/i386 directory, checking nfs, dhcp
config, etc. A new virtual pxeclient is working, although X restarts the
very first time you try and log in. The physical clients won't even boot
properly. The error varies depending on the client.

dhcp is working. They can boot to the network using PXE and retrieve the
img to boot linux.

The majority of clients crash after the "Booting Linux" message. A long
list of messages; hex then a question mark then a message. Another
machine that is different hardware, gives this message after "Booting Linux"

[drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0 0x824C: Init table command not found: 0x06

I installed ltsp-server from the repo and I get these versions:

ltsp-release-5-9.el6.noarch
ltsp-server-5.4.5-22.el6.x86_64
ltspfs-1.1-7.el6.x86_64

Which is odd because according to the web page the stable build is
5.4.5-20.el6 from the k12linux.repo (the s3amazon address I think).

Any ideas what is happening? Any help is much appreciated.

Thanks.

Gary.
Sergio Chaves
2013-10-13 22:39:33 UTC
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Nothing on the server log files?
On this particular error,"[drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0 0x824C: Init
table command not found: 0x06", it seems like the system is trying to
load the open source nVidia driver but it fails. Do all the other
clients have nVidia video cards as well?
I upgraded our ltsp server to CentOS 6.4. I also upgraded the ltsp-server
package. Did a ltsp-build-client, after checking the config files, removing
the old /opt/ltsp/i386 directory, checking nfs, dhcp config, etc. A new
virtual pxeclient is working, although X restarts the very first time you
try and log in. The physical clients won't even boot properly. The error
varies depending on the client.
dhcp is working. They can boot to the network using PXE and retrieve the img
to boot linux.
The majority of clients crash after the "Booting Linux" message. A long list
of messages; hex then a question mark then a message. Another machine that
is different hardware, gives this message after "Booting Linux"
[drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0 0x824C: Init table command not found: 0x06
ltsp-release-5-9.el6.noarch
ltsp-server-5.4.5-22.el6.x86_64
ltspfs-1.1-7.el6.x86_64
Which is odd because according to the web page the stable build is
5.4.5-20.el6 from the k12linux.repo (the s3amazon address I think).
Any ideas what is happening? Any help is much appreciated.
Thanks.
Gary.
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Gary Nutbeam
2013-10-14 14:53:27 UTC
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Nothing in the logs. It seems like my clients were too old, i.e. lacking
the resources. Replaced them with the 1700s from
disklessworkstations.com. Now they work :-D

There was a kernel parameter in the pxelinux.cfg/default file
"video=LVDS-1:d" that once removed, got the nvidia system booting.

I'm going to open a new thread on the LDM problem I'm having though.
Seems unstable, to put it mildly.
Post by Sergio Chaves
Nothing on the server log files?
On this particular error,"[drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0 0x824C: Init
table command not found: 0x06", it seems like the system is trying to
load the open source nVidia driver but it fails. Do all the other
clients have nVidia video cards as well?
I upgraded our ltsp server to CentOS 6.4. I also upgraded the ltsp-server
package. Did a ltsp-build-client, after checking the config files, removing
the old /opt/ltsp/i386 directory, checking nfs, dhcp config, etc. A new
virtual pxeclient is working, although X restarts the very first time you
try and log in. The physical clients won't even boot properly. The error
varies depending on the client.
dhcp is working. They can boot to the network using PXE and retrieve the img
to boot linux.
The majority of clients crash after the "Booting Linux" message. A long list
of messages; hex then a question mark then a message. Another machine that
is different hardware, gives this message after "Booting Linux"
[drm] nouveau 0000:01:00.0 0x824C: Init table command not found: 0x06
ltsp-release-5-9.el6.noarch
ltsp-server-5.4.5-22.el6.x86_64
ltspfs-1.1-7.el6.x86_64
Which is odd because according to the web page the stable build is
5.4.5-20.el6 from the k12linux.repo (the s3amazon address I think).
Any ideas what is happening? Any help is much appreciated.
Thanks.
Gary.
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