Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Post by Roble Mumi » Tue, 05 Aug 2003 19:02:33


Somehow a work mate got in posession of Sun Ray 1 thin client. The bad
thing is he came into my office and asked if i could get this to work
somehow. Quick inquiry with another mate working @ sun .de, pointed out
that you can't use it without a Sun Ray Server which unfortunatly only
runs on SPARC Machines which you can imagine we don't have.
Getting to the point... does ne one know a way we might put this thin
client to good use without having the above mentioned server?
My experience regarding thin clients in general and sun ray 1 in special
is very limited. Any hint getting it to run or any argument getting my
work mate to pickup his sun ray and look for another issue to bug me is
welcome as well.

Greetings

Roble
 
 
 

Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Post by C. Newpor » Tue, 05 Aug 2003 19:52:25

On Monday 04 August 2003 11:02 am in comp.sys.sun.hardware Roble Mumin



The answer is simple - NO WAY.
The SunRay is a dedicated machine which talks a proprietory protocol
to the Sun Ray server software.

 
 
 

Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Post by Steven Hil » Tue, 05 Aug 2003 20:00:46

> The answer is simple - NO WAY.

I thought it was a standard X term type thing, in which case he could
maybe do some sort of slxt type thing, if there is a handy linux box to
net boot it. (Like you can so with an ELC)

--
Steven Hill

``There must be something on this thing for that thing!''
- Homer Simpson, The Simpsons
 
 
 

Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Post by gerg » Tue, 05 Aug 2003 21:03:01

Steven Hill < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:

Nope, not a standard Xterm. It's a fancy screen and keyboard, like
an X Windows version of a VT100. No Open Boot Prom, and it doesn't
run an OS like Solaris or Linux. It loads firmware from the server
that's been digitally signed by Sun.

-Greg
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Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Post by Roble Mumi » Tue, 05 Aug 2003 21:15:22

Greg Andrews schrieb:



Thanks for the Info! That is certainly enough to make sure i don't get
bothered with it again. :)

Greetings

Roble
 
 
 

Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Post by C. Newpor » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 03:00:02


If you want to play Xterms you can grab a Sun Javastation from Ebay
and netboot it from the Splack Linux images.
 
 
 

Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Post by pete » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 18:20:24

C. Newport < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:


This works really well for terms, but the 'X' bit is a bit more
tricky. I never succeeded in finding an Xserver that ran satisfactorily
and lost the will to live whilst waiting for the Javastation to compile
XFree 86. Is there anything in the distribution yet? (or shall I just,
heresy, stick a mini-itx board in the Javastation case and put Debian
on it?

Pete

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Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Post by C. Newpor » Wed, 06 Aug 2003 19:13:28

On Tuesday 05 August 2003 10:20 am in comp.sys.sun.hardware Pete Young



The current image works fine with X on MrCoffee or Krupps, I do not
have any other variants for testing. If you have a problem I could
let you have a copy of my configs. The only current issue is the
sound stuff which has serious kernel bogosity on Krupps.

You need to use fvwm because KDE etc are too bloated for the
available memory space. I have not implemented swap because
swapping over a notwork is going to be painfully slow.
 
 
 

Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Post by pete » Thu, 07 Aug 2003 20:35:37

C. Newport < XXXX@XXXXX.COM > writes:


Thanks Chris. I've grabbed a copy of the latest tftp files and
the a.out 2.4.20 kernel, and hopefully I will get the chance to
try it again before very long.

I'm not convinced the sound stuff will ever work on Krups javastations.
Even when I was running JavaOS on one, it didn't work.


Noted. Thanks for the advice.

Regards,

Pete

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Sun Ray 1 - can it be used without Sun Ray Server?

Post by groenve » Thu, 14 Aug 2003 06:52:26

In article <bglavn$nck$ XXXX@XXXXX.COM >,


There's rumors that Sun Ray Server might be ported to Solaris x86.
Ask your mate @ sun.de to confirm.

John
XXXX@XXXXX.COM