What is LTSP?
LTSP is an add-on package for Linux that allows you to connect lots of LTSPTerminal low-powered thin client terminals] to a Linux server. Applications typically run on the server and accept input and display their output on the thin client display. LTSP is available as a set of packages that can be installed on any Linux system. It is also available as a part of complete distributions, such as K12Ltsp, SkoleLinux and EduLinux.
We've gathered lots of troubleshooting documents into one place, to help you solve problems more quickly.
If you have deployed an LTSP based solution, we'd love to hear about it. Please add your story to our SuccessStories page.
Special and Unique LTSP use cases
LTSP Conferences and Hackfests
- LTSP BTS-2011 (Oct 27 - 30, 2011 - Southwest Harbor, Maine)
- LTSP BTS-2010 (Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2010 - Southwest Harbor, Maine)
- LTSP BTS-2009 (Oct 22-25, 2009 - Southwest Harbor, Maine)
- LTSP BTS-2008 (Nov 6-9, 2008 - Southwest Harbor, Maine)
- Hackfest 2008
- LTSP BTS 2003-2007
- LTSP BTS-2006 (Sept 2006)
Downloading and Installing LTSP
So, you want to deploy an LTSP solution, but you don't know how big of a server you need... Take a look at the ServerSizing article for some tips.
Almost all of the client configuration for LTSP is done in the lts.conf file.
Applications typically run on the server, and display their output on the thin client display. With LTSP, it is possible to run an application on the thin client, thereby utilizing more of the local resources and putting less of a load on the server. We call this Local Apps.
Screen scripts are sort of like Local Apps. They cause something to run locally. We use Screen scripts to start the Xserver, a telnet session, or an rdesktop session. In those examples, a process is started locally, to help you connect to a server on the network. Take a look at ScreenScripts for more information.
Building LTSP with the LBE
All of the source code, tools, and libraries for building LTSP are available in the LBE (LTSP Build Environment).
Issues with specific Linux distributions
Protocols and Services
Information about integrating LTSP into a Windows network. Things like 'single sign-on',
Unified home directories, Domain administration, Samba, etc...
Man Pages for LTSP specific commands, utilities and files
There are a number of things that are specific to LTSP that need to be documented. The following link
is to a page where we have begun that process:
When everything goes right, LTSP can be loads of fun to setup and use. When things don't work properly, it can be very frustrating. Having a place to go to get answers can be all it takes to turn that frustration into success. Start with the TroubleShooting page to help solve your problems.
Works-in-Progress and experimental stuff
We've got alot of new stuff we're working on. Take a look at WorkInProgress for more info.
[Ltsp_LtspWishList42|Wish List]] of features we're interested in
LTSP Related Tools
A place for scripts and programs aimed at helping LTSP sysadmins: LtspTools
The LTSP Wiki
We're using MediaWiki as our wiki software.
Consult the User's Guide for information on using the wiki software.
More wiki info
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