[rescue] oops, deleted the posting, HP X terminal

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com
Sun Mar 21 00:21:29 CST 2004

Sorry, I deleted the posting an figured that someone would have answered,
but they did not.

After it boots, it will look for two things:

1. An IP address. You need to have a bootp or for later units a DHCP
   server to assign the IP address. Very old sun machines needed an
   rarp (reverse ARP) server too.

1a. Some X terminals download their operating system from a tftp server. 

2. A system willing to manage the X windows on the display. This can be
   hard coded in the bootp/dhcp parameters, or broadcast (look at

Don't use a redhat system for your X display manager if you want KDE. 
It will work, but KDE was not set up to run on a remote display and a 
real console at the same time. SUSE did fine with both. 

N.B. Old suns, such as the SLC/ELC used a real soup of acronyms. 
In order to netboot, they required RARP,BOOTP,TFTP and NFS servers.

Geoffrey S. Mendelson gsm at mendelson.com 
I've watched "The Passion". It's the worst version of MacBeth I've ever seen.

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