Robert Arkiletian wrote:
On 5/24/07, Robert Arkiletian <robark gmail com> wrote:
1024x768x24bpp. My video board, a Matrox Millenium G400 with 16MB video RAM, allows this. Same for my boxes with ATI 3D Rage Pro video boards (8MB video RAM). I also successfully use S3 Trio64 boards with 2MB video RAM at 1024x768x16bpp. Most of my thin clients have 32MB main memory, and most are Pentium-166's, though a few do have 64MB. I've seen no difference.
Now, what *does* make a difference in performance is the video board. Oh My God, does it make a difference! The client with the Millenium G400 can do anything--MPlayer video, TuxRacer, you name it without slowing down. The ATI 3D Rage Pro isn't quite fast enough to keep up with 640x480 MPlayer video (you need to use the -framedrop switch), though it'll do 320x240 just fine. The S3 Trio64 is--barely--good enough for TuxType, but forget about watching videos; that said, it's just fine for Mozilla/Firefox/OpenOffice.org-type stuff.
I've done all this without ever--once--using NFSSwap, and except for the occasional hardware failure (e. g. DRAM or NIC goes bad), my clients don't crash.
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