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HP Thin Client
« on: May 06, 2014, 02:18:19 am »
Greetings,

I have been given a bunch of HP Thin client units.  These are the T5630W variety, so only 1GB Ram and 2GB Flash drive.  I don't think they will be worth boosting up to run windows 7 but they should be able to run Linux OK (Or so I hope).    I did try setting them up using Geexbox but it looks like there were no drivers included for the video on these boards.

So my question - Is there a Distro all setup that I could use which is compatible with the following.

Processor VIA Eden 1 GHz
Chipsets VIA VX800 north/south bridge unified chip
Memory Flash 2 GB
System Memory 1 GB (64 MB reserved for video)
Graphics VIA Chrome9 HC3 DX9 Graphics

Thanks for any assistance you can offer.


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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2014, 09:15:24 am »
you should try a lightweight system like Lubuntu.
Checkout Distrowatch.com for more linux distributions.
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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #2 on: May 07, 2014, 05:48:13 pm »
I shall give it a try. Thanks

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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2014, 09:16:51 pm »
Or just Debian with XFCE so the gui isn't a pig.

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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #4 on: May 07, 2014, 09:38:16 pm »
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« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 05:10:09 pm by Louis Tully »

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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2014, 10:04:14 pm »
Pclinuxos lxde is a nice lightweight distro. I run the KDE version.
Also been playing with slitaz lately.
Very small and very lightweight.
But not for people completely new to Linux however the devs and a few other users are usually around to help people that post issues in the forum.

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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #6 on: May 08, 2014, 04:12:19 am »
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« Last Edit: February 12, 2015, 05:10:17 pm by Louis Tully »

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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2014, 10:06:19 am »
PClinuxos also has a live usb creator with persistence.
I've run it off an SD card on an old laptop & plan to run my mame cab off an SD to ide adaptor with this if I can't get Slitaz set up the way I want (which also has an option for live usb image creation.

I can check tonight if these distro's have drivers for via unichrome.
A quick google search does show ubuntu might have drivers for the video card on these thin clients.

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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #8 on: March 28, 2015, 02:25:37 am »
Lubuntu is a fast and lightweight operating system. The core of the system is based on Linux and Ubuntu. I think, it will be suitable for this work.

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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2017, 11:19:35 am »
I have a wyse wt1200le and a wyse x150se lying around. There processors are a lot less than a gig. Are they capable of usb booting such as lakka? Or should I just bin them both and go for a gig + processor and equivalent ram/storage???
I have burned an image to usb of lakka and it runs ok on the laptop I burned it from, but it doesn't load on the x150se. Is this a no goer???

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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #10 on: August 27, 2017, 10:56:12 pm »
You could try an older puppy Linux.  Maybe Arcade puppy if your heart so desires.

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Re: HP Thin Client
« Reply #11 on: September 17, 2017, 06:50:10 am »
You don't need a dedicated desktop at all.  I cover it in a guide here:
http://forum.arcadecontrols.com/index.php/topic,135914.0.html

All the folks recommending Lubuntu/LXDE, Xubuntu/XFCE - you don't even need that much.  Linux+X without a desktop environment, a few scripts, and you can bypass the entire bloat of the window manager all together.  That's just window dressing you'll never see in a fullscreen frontend or emulator, so why bother with it at all?

  
 

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