Hp thin client

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Hp thin client

Postby Andrew1971 » 2021-02-11 17:06

Hi All
Got a thin client its got a 1ghz cpu 1gig ram and a via Eden ship set. 2 gig flash dom (ide)
Is worth putting debian on it. Booting from usb hdd.
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Re: Hp thin client

Postby stevepusser » 2021-02-11 17:54

You should be able to put a lightweight desktop on it, not GNOME or Cinnamon.

Whether it's worth it is up to you and what you want to use it for.
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Re: Hp thin client

Postby brian_p » 2021-02-12 18:43

stevepusser wrote:You should be able to put a lightweight desktop on it, not GNOME or Cinnamon.

Whether it's worth it is up to you and what you want to use it for.


Indeed.

The various machines in my collection of t5730s act as a print server, a music server,
and a media server servicing a TV. The later has 2G of disk space (1.2G used) with
xorg and jwm installed.

I have never tried using one as a general purpose desktop machine. The limitation is
disc space for applications and upgrading.
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Re: Hp thin client

Postby brian_p » 2021-02-12 19:03

...with xorg...


That is not correct. It is a custom selection of xorg packages to suit the
machine and its purpose. Every megabyte counts with only 2G of disk
space. An initial installation of a pared down base system takes about
600M. I wouldn't even consider installing standard utilities, never mind
a DE!
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