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Re: LCQ: Laptop Compatibility Question

On Sun, Nov 14, 2004 at 12:46:52PM +0100, Ralf Gesel|ensetter wrote:
> Hi there,
> on our German list, somebody asks if these laptops are ready to use with 
> skolelinux. Aparently somebody wants to use them as test server (!).
> Well, I replied that a ltsp server needs two NICs.
> These were the named brands:
> 1. Laptop/Gericom Webboy 1GHZ, 256 MB
> 2. Laptop/Toshiba Satellite S1900-101 1,6 GHZ, 256 MB

Well, a lot of laptops have internal nics, both for wire and wireless.
There is no problem using the wireless  as the nic towards the
backbone, and the wire towards the thin clients. If there is only one
nic you could use a pcmcia or usb towards backbone, and the builtin
wire nic for the thin cliemts. If you need to use pcmcia towards the
thin client, please dont add to many thin clients, as they are normally
not very optimized for output. And dont use wireless or usb nics for
the thin clients, as these nics are not fast enough. Even for
test/Demonstration purposes. 

For installation of a dual boot laptop for test, please look at 

Finn-Arne Johansen 

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