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Re: [K12OSN] Workstation too slow-source for simms



Terrell-don't suppose you have a good source for 16 or 32 meg simms??
Chuck
On Sun, 12 Oct 2003, you wrote:
> 
> Those 486's--are they running Intel EEPro 100's as well?  If they're
> running 10Mb cards, then performance will suffer some, but it should
> still be usable.  Reason I ask:  there were a few 486 motherboards made
> w/ PCI slots, but not many--they were more often ISA with the VESA Local
> Bus extension (I know, I'm dating myself here).
> 
> Also, I recommend replacing that hub with a full-duplexing switch. 
> You'll get much better throughput because you'll eliminate collisions. 
> I tried K12LTSP on a hub, and performance was abysmal--virtually
> unusable.  When I went to a full-duplexing switch, the difference was
> very marked.
> 
> Finally, what I would do is add some DRAM to those workstations and not
> do NFS swapping.  Those 32MB Pentium-233's should be fine as is--we use
> nearly identical machines in my lab (only difference is mine use 3C905
> NICs).  As for the 486's, I'd try to add some DRAM to make them at least
> 16MB, and I'd go for 32MB if at all possible.  Memory is, fortunately,
> cheap these days.
> 
> --TP
> 
> On Sat, 2003-10-11 at 19:46, Web Support wrote:
> 
>     Hi,
>     
>     I just want this forum opinion about my case.
>     
>     I have 1 server (K12LTSP) and 10 workstation. The configuration are :
>     
>     - ATI Hub 16 ports
>     
>     - Server :
>       AMD Thunderbird 1.13 Ghz
>       SDRAM 512 MB
>       NVidia TNT VAnta
>       2 of SMC Card (RTL-8139C)
>       4.3 GB Seagate Hard Drive
>     
>     - Workstation :
>       486 DX-100 = 3 units | Pentium 100 = 2 units | 
>       Pentium 233 MMX = 3 units | AMD K6-2 75 Mhz = 2 units |
>       RAM beetwen 8 MB to 32 MB
>       S3 Trio64+
>       Intel EEPRO-100
>     
>     My problem is that on 9 workstation need to have swapfile to run level 5 ( i use 48 MB swap on lts.conf) but still the process to open application like terminal or Mozilla is too slow, even on Pentium 233 MMX using 32 MB RAM.
>     
>     But strange that on one workstation using DELL Optiplex (Pentium 100 and 16 MB RAM) i don't need to use swap and the process is fast like i do it on server. Maybe someone on this forum can give the best configuration about using above hardware, please do so.  
>     
>     FYI, on dhcpd.conf i only change the MAC Addresses and IP, and on lts.conf i use :
>     
>     XSERVER            = XF86_S3
>     LOCAL_APPS         = N
>     USE_NFS_SWAP       = Y
>     SWAPFILE_SIZE      = 48m
>     RUNLEVEL           = 5
>     
>     except for workstation using DELL Optiplex, i did not configure anything on lts.conf.
>     
>     HELP!!  Please!
>     
>     Iwan
>     
>     
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