UbuntuLTSP/LTSPQuickInstall – Community Ubuntu Documentation

Installing on top of an already running desktop system

You need to set up one static network interface where you will attach the thin clients, install two packages and run one command.

Configure your spare interface for the thin clients to have the IP (and make sure it is up and running). If you can’t get the new GNOME network manager to work you can always install the older, simpler version of network manager by going to the “add/remove” window and searching “network”. Make sure to search “all available packages” and “apply” the changes. You will find the new network manager under settings -> network. Then follow the instructions below.

sudo apt-get install ltsp-server-standalone openssh-server

Now create your Thin Client environment on the server with.

sudo ltsp-build-client

via UbuntuLTSP/LTSPQuickInstall – Community Ubuntu Documentation.

Linux Terminal Server Project thin-clients

The Linux Terminal Server Project adds thin-client support to Linux servers. LTSP is a flexible, cost effective solution that is empowering schools, businesses, and organizations all over the world to easily install and deploy desktop workstations. A growing number of Linux distributions include LTSP out-of-the-box.

Shiny new thin-clients and legacy PCs alike can be used to browse the Web, send e-mail, create documents, and run other desktop applications. LTSP not only improves Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), but more importantly, provides increased value over traditional computing solutions. LTSP workstations can run applications from Linux and Windows servers.