[K12OSN] TuxType on Clients

Duane Wilson aaa at pacifier.com
Tue Dec 7 04:42:57 UTC 2004

Hi Debbie,
   In my experience TuxType is slow because of banwidth bottleneck 
between server and thin clients.
I did a rough test the other day with 10 kids on thin clients.  I logged 
into the server and ran the program 'top' at the command line.
I watched the percentage usage of the processors. (2 hyperthreaded 
processors are reported as 4 processors with 'top')

None of the processors cracked 15% usage, but the kids complained that 
the program was bogging down.

I have an Amer.com gigabait switch arriving tomorrow and hope that 
installing that between the server and the kids will help.

I'll let you know.

Duane Wilson

Debbie Schiel wrote:

> Hi everyone,
> A couple Year 7 students (age 12/13) tried out TuxType2 on two clients 
> yesterday and they loved it!!
> Now today I've setup another mini-trial for Year 2 students. Six 
> clients with TuxType and it is soooo slow... They're working on the 
> 'hard' level already, it's chugging along so slowly. I thought that 
> our big hefty server would have been able to handle this.
> I'm using k12ltsp 4.0.1 Fedora Core1 - server is Acer Altos G700 with 
> about 2GB of memory (I think...), the clients are PIIIs with 127MB ram.
> Is there anything I can do to speed things up - or do I just have to 
> avoid using tuxtype?? (a big shame as it is a great piece of software!)
> Thanks,
> Debbie

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