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Install Nvidia Graphic Card on LMDE3 LTSP Fat-Client

After spending 2 or 3 hours figuring out how to install Nvidia Graphic Card on one of my LTSP Fat Client. I decided to document my steps here.

I’m going to explain first what my hardware are and how I proceed which was unsuccessful.

I bought a Gigabyte GeForce GTX 1050 Ti OC 4G graphic card and installed it on a Dell Optiplex 3020 Fat Client. I started the client and it was up and running with low display resolution. And I downloaded the latest driver from Nvidia homepage. I tried to install this driver on my LTSP Server and the installer software refused to do so because the graphic card is not installed on the server. O.K. now I take off the card from the client and install it on the server. Start the server and there was nothing except green-gray and then black frame, after about 15 seconds the motherboard was beeping. I thought that the card had some kind of static electricity. I took off the card, touch all the connector pins with wet hands and at the same time touching the server chassis. Install it again, same thing happened. I googled a little bit and found a hint here. My server’s motherboard doesn’t support this graphic card!

Again, try to find the answer on the internet, I found this link and this solved my problem. Here are my steps:

    1.  Install nvidia-driver, nvidia-settings and nvidia-detect:
$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-driver nvidia-settings nvidia-detect
    1.  Update LTSP Image:
$ sudo ltsp-update-image --cleanup /
    1. Restart LTSP Client.

That’s it! Now the client can be used with Nvidia graphic card. It’s that easy.

LTSP Fat-Client on LMDE 3

I know this is maybe too late to write an article for LMDE 3. But this is what I currently use at my office. I made this setup more than 2 years ago. It took me a week to figure out the problem I had regarding LTSP-Server installation and configuration. Until now I didn’t have time to document it. I followed the instructions mainly from here. At our office we have 5 thin clients and one LTSP-Server. The configuration looks like this:

Sketch of LTSP at my office

Anyway, here are the steps that I did to install LTSP-Server at my office:

~$ sudo apt-get update
~$ sudo apt-get install ltsp-server-standalone dnsmasq epoptes epoptes-client ltsp-client network-manager-gnome dnsutils rsync

Add user to group “epoptes”, in this example “admin”:

~$ sudo usermod -G epoptes -a admin

Set the network like following screenshot:

Network settings

My “/etc/ltsp/dhcp.conf” looks like following:

#
# Default LTSP dhcpd.conf config file.
#

authoritative;

subnet 192.168.68.0 netmask 255.255.255.0 {
    range 192.168.68.20 192.168.68.250;
    option domain-name "example.com";
    option domain-name-servers 192.168.68.1;
    option broadcast-address 192.168.68.255;
    option routers 192.168.68.1;
    next-server 192.168.68.1;
#    get-lease-hostnames true;
    option subnet-mask 255.255.255.0;
    option root-path "/opt/ltsp/i386";
    if substring( option vendor-class-identifier, 0, 9 ) = "PXEClient" {
        filename "/ltsp/i386/pxelinux.0";
    } else {
        filename "/ltsp/i386/nbi.img";
    }
}

Restart network-manager service:

~$ sudo systemctl restart network-manager.service

Find out kernel version and reconfigure the package:

~$ uname -r
4.9.0-8-amd64
~$ sudo dpkg-reconfigure linux-image-4.9.0-8-amd64

Update ltsp-image:

~$ sudo ltsp-update-image --cleanup /

Here are some pictures of the client during booting:

ltsp client boot 1
ltsp client boot 2
ltsp client boot 3
ltsp client boot 4
ltsp client boot 5
ltsp client boot 6

Okay, that’s it about my LMDE 3 LTSP-Server installation.