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Here are the steps to get LTSP (Linux Terminal Server Project) running on openSUSE Edu Li-f-e distribution based on openSUSE 12.3 and 13.1.

Follow these simple steps to get LTSP running.

Minimum Useful Specs:

Pentium processor running at 2+ ghz, 32/64 bit 512MB+200MB RAM per client RAM on the server 2 NICS if internet sharing is required

Procedure

Download openSUSE Edu Li-f-e, create live USB stick or DVD. Install it and create users for the terminals using YaST, one user per terminal is required.

On standard openSUSE distribution(not Li-f-e), install kiwi-ltsp-prebuilt package via 1-click installation.

Configure Network

Please configure network according to the instructions in the linked article about KIWI-LTSP network configuration.

Warning: DO NOT do the next step without doing the network setup as described.

Configure everything script

Run the following command in terminal as root to configure all services according to the network setup done previously.

kiwi-ltsp -c

PXE booting PCs on the network should now get LTSP session from the server.

Disable LTSP server

To stop serving LTSP environment to the network disabling dhcpd is enough:

insserv -r dhcpd && rcdhcpd stop

Thin client configuration

Most hardware do not need any specific configuration to work with LTSP, however if you wish to change anything like language, keyboard, X configurations run easy-ltsp from the--main-menu's Application Browser (More Applications...)

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