15$ Dell Wyse 5060 Thin Client

Spiderman

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Hi guys .. Wondering if anyone could help :( .. I have updated the BIOS to 1.0K using Dell USB imaging but onboard sound stopped working completely! Did I do something wrong?!
 
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I didn't even notice this thing had onboard sound, lol.

I'm on BIOS 1.0a and sound works properly.
 
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Spiderman

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I didn't even notice this thing had onboard sound, lol.

I'm on BIOS 1.0a and sound works properly.
I was stupid enough to get another unit and update the BIOS, again!! (using ThinLinux_5060_BIOS_10K.zip with Dell Imaging Tool) Everything went smoothly first then onboard speaker started to make weird noises during Window 10 setup, and now it doesn't even work! Rolling back to 1.0A didn't make any difference!! This time I can see the drivers (under Windows & Linux) but no sound through the speaker or the headphone jack!!
 
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That is weird. Do you have another set of speakers you can try? If I remember correctly, Windows will show a red x on the taskbar speaker icon if there are no speakers detected. Worth checking to see if mute is on also.
 
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Spiderman

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That is weird. Do you have another set of speakers you can try? If I remember correctly, Windows will show a red x on the taskbar speaker icon if there are no speakers detected. Worth checking to see if mute is on also.
It's so weird! I'm testing using Debian, Window 10, and ThinLinux .. As of now:
Unit 1: BIOS 1.0K - Sounds only comes through DP/HDMI in all systems as if the other output is completely absent!
Unit 2: BIOS 1.0K - Both outputs present in all three systems but headphones/speaker doesn't work and produce weird static noises so I have to manually change output to DP/HDMI or mute it!

It's extremely minor issue and doesn't interfere with the purpose intended (Linux Server) but I'm a bit annoyed by such random malfunctions !!
 
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edusico

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Hello guys. I bougth the 5060 and I'm waiting for delivery.

Doubt: do I need dummie displayport plug to use without monitor?

Thanks!
 
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wenestvedt

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Any other 2.5" SSDs known to fit when shucked? Thanks!
I bought an inexpensive Kingston SSD and it fit neatly into the 5060.

The giant web store calls it "Kingston 240GB A400 SATA 3 2.5" Internal SSD SA400S37/240G - HDD Replacement for Increase Performance" and I think I paid US$21 for a 240GB drive.

The Debian installer happily used the SSD, so it will probably work with Windows, too. I haven't measured the read/write speed because...well, if I cared about maximum performance, I wouldn't be running a retired thin client! :7)
 

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Best I could find was a 64GB and then I had to grind off a corner for it to fit. I bought an SATA extension cable and tried a regular SSD but the bulk cut down the air flow and it over heated. Since it's running Linux, 64GB is fine.
 
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gingerbeardman

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Looking for some advise now that this little thing is ready to work for me.

I have an M1 Mac so can no longer run my old Intel VMware VMs on it easily. So the idea is to run something on the Wyse to host VMs.

My initial attempt was to install Debian and VMware Workstation which was relatively easy and worked and allowed me to access the VMs over VNC. But it's not good enough, awkward to transfer files etc.

So, what next... ESXi? Proxmox? in VMware or on hardware?

Any recommendations? I am new to hosting VMs this way.

Maybe this is better in its own topic? Let's see.
 

gingerbeardman

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All done, added 16GB (2x8GB) sticks and it's running EXSi 6.7 (plus driver) very nicely.

Performance in a VM of Windows 7 32-bit is roughly the same as how that VM ran on my Intel Mac mini.

I'm using Ventoy to boot into other Live distro, such as Batocera.
 
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All done, added 16GB (2x8GB) sticks and it's running EXSi 6.7 (plus driver) very nicely.

Performance in a VM of Windows 7 32-bit is roughly the same as how that VM ran on my Intel Mac mini.

I'm using Ventoy to boot into other Live distro, such as Batocera.
What is the performance like for Batocera on the 5060?
 
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