[rescue] Thin Client for garage

Andrew Jones andrew at jones.ec
Wed Mar 30 09:35:19 CDT 2011

On 03/30/2011 08:57 AM, Barry Callahan wrote:
> How noxious was getting the SunRay server software setup?
> I've been told that you can't just netboot them -- that they MUST talk
> to the SunRay server before they'll come up.
> And are you using a solaris or linux box for the server?

I bought a Sun Ray 1g a few years ago to drive a 1920x1200 panel in my 
home office.  I really loved the experience, it was by far the best 
remote desktop I've ever had.  The Sun Ray 1g was actually faster and 
more responsive than the local console on my Ultra 2.

Sun Ray Server Software 3.x (SRSS) on Solaris was trivial.  I ran the 
installer, and everything worked out of the box.  No muss, no fuss.

SRSS on Linux varies. I imagine everything works great if you're on just 
the right version of the right distribution, but I wasn't.  On Debian, 
my experience was a big bag of hurt.

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