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Thin clients are designed for remote data storage and excessive writes to flash may

damage the flash memory.

This guide provides the network administrator with instructions for configuration of the Linux-based thin client and explains the various configuration utilities.


Not all features described in this guide are available in all Linux-based terminal models.

Typically, to configure multiple terminals, you can configure a terminal locally and then use it as a template for other terminals, which you can then configure using remote administration tools.


A default administrator account is pre-installed with the following settings: User name and

Password = root. Additionally, the HP t5735 ships with a basic user account with the user name and password = user. By default, the t5735 will autologin into the user account. HP recommends that you

change the user and root passwords as soon as possible. See Login Window on page 26 for more information on accessing the root account.

Thin client image

The HP t5735 Linux thin client offers an extensible Linux image built upon Debian GNU/Linux. HP has extensive Debian experience and selected Debian as the foundation for its thin client based on its stability, security, and market acceptance. Debian includes a package management system that ties into repositories maintained by the Debian community, HP, and others. Package is the generic term for all software, drivers, features, etc., that are “wrapped” in code that allows the software to be easier to automatically install into proper directories and check for any other dependences that are required to ensure they work properly once installed. Once created, packages reside in various repositories that are maintained by the Open Source Community for open source packages. HP hosts a unique repository for updates and features specifically for the HP t5735. Aptitude is a command-line and/or text-based GUI program for connecting to and managing packages locally and in a repository.

This image also comes with FTP update for installing new packages and settings files using an FTP server and ThinState capture. For more information about ThinState, see HP ThinState utility on page 28.

You can use the Altiris client to provide remote management of the thin client and to upgrade the Linux image with feature enhancements, device drivers, and maintenance updates.


Thin client image


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