01-07-2013 06:58 AM
I have had this problem with several HP t610 Thin Clients. When i load the machine with a new image it works fine, but the error comes back, once every 2-3 months. With the older models i did not have this problem at all.
01-07-2013 06:03 PM
I took this fix and modified it from here http://h30499.www3.hp.com/t5/Workstations-Thin-Cli
While the screen is scrolling
Hit enter you should see a log on prompt scroll past log in with root and then password root
Once at the hash "#" type stop hptc-dm and hit enter.
At this point you will be at a # command prompt and the errors will be gone. Now you have to remove the corrupt xorg.conf file that is causing this headache so do a
cd / hit enter
cd etc hit enter
cd X11 hit enter and then run an ls you should see a xorg.conf and an xorg.conf.orig we want to delete both of these. They will recreate so no worries.
So now type rm xorg.conf hit enter and then type rm xorg.conf.orig and hit enter. If you do another ls you shouldn’t see the xorg.conf files any more.
Type shutdown -r now hit enter
The issue is with a corrupted screen refresh rate variable in these xorg.conf files, not entirely sure of the cause but it seems to happen from various points.
This worked for me on 2 HP T610 Plus clients
I'm going to contact HP to see if there is an update to stop this happening.
01-09-2013 07:43 AM
I figured out that It happens to the Thin clients where i have changed the resolution to 1440x900 so the old folks can see the screen better ;-)
But it should not happen, the older thin clients i never had this problem.
01-09-2013 07:58 AM
After thinking about it, i also set the refresh rate to 60, i'am going to see what happens when i set this to auto and only the resolution to 1440x900.
01-21-2013 12:04 AM
HP has called me, they picked up the thin client, i have it back. hp told me to replace motherboard, instead hp did a bios upgrade. The good thing is that hp could duplicate the failure.
I wil keep you posted!
01-23-2013 04:16 PM
I've been off for a week so finally starting to follow this up.
I would be curious to know if they come back with a fix.
I'll contact HP at this end as well to see if they come up with a fix.
Hopefully a quick BIOS update and all is well
05-17-2013 10:01 PM
I have this same issue and I cannot seam to get the screen to stop long enough to get the user name and password entered. Any ideas?
05-21-2013 12:53 AM
Had it once again, updated BIOS and the latest image with the tweak from this thread
3 weeks ago
This needs to be veryfied a little bit because it is not acutally working like that.
This is for Thinstation T610
This is the Step BY Step to get it workign within 5 minutes.
1. Shutdown Thinclient
2. Start the Thinclient using Power button
3. Press ESC Until you see the HP MENU
4. Press F1 and right away press ESC again.
5. You will see a new MENU SCREEN containing 2 entries for Ubuntu Start menus
6. Select the RECOVERY MODE of Ubuntu
7. It will take a minute and when you see that there is no more scrolling on th screen hit enter
8. USERNAME is root press enter
9.Password is root press enter
10. TYPE = stop hptc-dm and press enter
11. Change directory to /X11 -- Note you need to use Capital Letter X for X11 otherwise you will get an error
use this to change.. cd /etc/X11 and press enter , this because its UNIX
12. now type = rm xorg.conf and enter, also rm xorg.conf.orig enter
You can also remove the file direct entering this command below
rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf enter and or respectively rm /etc/X11/xorg.conf.orig
then use reboot -now
you should now be able to boot your Thinclient normally again.