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Re: [K12OSN] Tuxpaint takes a looong time to load.

On Mon, Dec 13, 2004 at 05:06:44PM -0500, joseph bishay utoronto ca wrote:
> Hello,
> We have a k12ltsp (redhat 9) server which is running 12 clients for a year
> no problems.  I recently did an upgrade to the installed packages using
> synaptic. Everything ran very smoothly, except I just found that tuxpaint
> takes a very long time to load as compared to before. Previously it took a
> couple of seconds, but now it will sit there for over 30 seconds.  That is
> with only one client logged in.
> As well, after you select the menu option, the computer just sits there -
> the cursor does not change into a clock.  This results in the kids
> clicking the tuxpaint menu option over and over, only to have a minute
> later 5 instances of it launching.

Hrm!  That's no good!

The latest version of Tux Paint (0.9.14) includes a lockfile, which prevents
Tux Paint from being launched multiple times.  (Well, it will launch,
of course, but it will notice the first instance created a lockfile, and
quit before even opening a window).

> I tried running tuxpaint from a terminal and found that it kept repeating:
> libaudiooss: could not open nas audio server
> over and over before it would launch the program. So that seems to be
> causing the delay. However, I'm at a loss over what to do now.

Hrm, if you don't care about sound (I know nothing of NAS or sound-on-LTSP
in general), you can always give it the "--nosound" option.
(This can also be placed in "/etc/tuxpaint.config", which should already
exist as a template.  Just look for the "nosound=yes" line and uncomment it.)

Let me know if that helps, or if you find out any more!  Hopefully it's
more of a NAS / SDL / something-other-than-Tux-Paint-itself issue. ;^)

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