[K12OSN] frozen-bubble crash

Gavin Chester sales at ecosolutions.com.au
Wed Jun 7 10:38:41 UTC 2006

On Wed, 2006-06-07 at 12:12 +0800, Gavin Chester wrote:
> My kids love frozen-bubble, and so do I (since I hold the highest level
> achieved in our house).  It powers along on the server, but when run on
> a client it will semi-crash and drop from full screen to windowed and
> become less responsive.  In the past I had blamed this on my low-spec
> server and client hardware, but it still happens with my newer, much
> more powerful system.  
> Server - dual 2.66 Xeon 2Gb RAM, U320 SCSI, video dual-head NVidia
> 128Mb.
> Clients - PII 400MHz, 128Mb RAM, Intel AGP 16Mb video.
> Network - 100Mb full duplex with switch
> Anyone experience similar problems with this highly important app? ;-)
> I wouldn't have thought there was need to look at using a gig switch
> because this happens with just one client active.
> Gavin

I have since found that supertux does the same thing.  With only two
clients playing supertux network is sitting at 10-15Mbs and CPU 2-5% -
seen while I was watching gkrellm.  Is it possible that these apps are
being 'veryniced'?  If so, how do I increase the verynice value, or am I
barking up the wrong tree with this problem?


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