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Re: [K12OSN] Web problem



On Wed, 2 Jul 2003, Jack wrote:

> No, I was hoping not to use NFS swap.  I figured 32mb or 64mb should be enough 
> for any terminal.  I am going to try my desktop with 512mb  to test.  Thanks

If you are using Gnome or KDE, and viewing websites with lots of
graphics and various fonts, you will run out of ram with 32mb.

NFS-Swap creates a good safety net.  the workstation may run a bit
slower, but it won't crash.

Jim McQuillan
jam Ltsp org



> 
> Jack 
> 
> On Wednesday 02 July 2003 09:25 pm, Timothy Legge wrote:
> > Do you have
> >
> > USE_NFS_SWAP = Y
> > SWAPFILE_SIZE = 64m
> >
> > In you lts.conf file for that terminal?  Change 64m to some value for
> > you needs
> >
> > Tim
> >
> > > -----Original Message-----
> > > From: k12osn-admin redhat com [mailto:k12osn-admin redhat com] On
> >
> > Behalf
> >
> > > Of Jack
> > > Sent: Wednesday, July 02, 2003 9:59 PM
> > > To: k12osn redhat com
> > > Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Web problem
> > >
> > > All my workstations have a mininum of 32 mb of ram.  This particular
> >
> > on
> >
> > > has 32
> > > mb.   Looking at top I can see for sure that mozilla is using 95% of
> >
> > the
> >
> > > cpu
> > > when she complains about the computer "locking up"  Actually it just
> >
> > gets
> >
> > > really slow to respond.  Then X is killed for that workstation and she
> >
> > is
> >
> > > back at a gdm login.  The sites she visits normally are sites that
> >
> > contain
> >
> > > lots of free pics of nature and things.  She downloads the pics and
> >
> > uses
> >
> > > them
> > > for OO slide shows.  I've noticed these sites have lots of flashy
> > > animations
> > > and that each site links to another via a pop of of a new mozilla
> >
> > window
> >
> > > so
> > > frequently she can have over 11 mozilla windows open buried under each
> > > other.
> > > Although I can have her close out older Mozilla windows I cannot see
> > > students
> > > doing the same.   I'll try adding more memory and make her teminal 64
> >
> > mb
> >
> > > and
> > > let you know.  Thanks for the input.
> > >
> > > Jack
> > >
> > > On Tuesday 01 July 2003 06:43 pm, jam mcquil com wrote:
> > > > On Tue, 1 Jul 2003, Jack wrote:
> > > > > Has anyone had the problem of the desktop locking up and exiting
> >
> > after
> >
> > > > > browsing around the web for awhile?  I'm having my wife put 3.1
> >
> > thru
> >
> > > its
> > >
> > > > > paces.  So far everything works great but she has lost her desktop
> >
> > a
> >
> > > few
> > >
> > > > > times while browsing the web for a bit.  She is using Mozilla to
> >
> > get
> >
> > > > > around. To get her out of it I usually have her just power off the
> > > > > workstation and power back on.  It works normally after that but
> > > > > eventually it will lock up again.
> > > >
> > > > How much ram in the workstation ?
> > > >
> > > > I'll bet you are running out, and the kernel goes on a killing spree
> > > > and usually picks the Xserver because it is the biggest consumer of
> > > > ram on the workstation.
> > > >
> > > > Try turning on NFS-SWAP, and see if that takes care of it.
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > I will bet money that fixes the problem.
> > > >
> > > > Jim McQuillan
> > > > jam Ltsp org
> > > >
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