[K12OSN] frozen-bubble crash

Burke Almquist balmquist at mindfirestudios.com
Wed Jun 7 12:15:16 UTC 2006

My first instinct would be that supertux or frozen-bubble are trying  
to run at a higher color depth or resolution in full screen mode than  
the card can handle.

On Jun 7, 2006, at 5:38 AM, Gavin Chester wrote:

> 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?
> Gavin
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