In the morning the students were on Window boxes using Flash and Samba. I think some of them were working directly off of the server: saving/executing. I think that might have slowed things down. I asked them to copy the file onto their desktops and work from there and then save it to their folders. It seemed to work a bit better.
>Ah, now that will affect things in a big way. If you've already got a lot of disk I/O going, that will certainly slow things
>down. In your situation, I'd have a physically separate, dedicated file server with hardware SATA RAID (level 5 or 10)
>and at least six spindles (hard disk drives); the more spindles here, the better. Any time I do any heavy disk I/O on my
>K12LTSP server here at home, it slows down the server. Of course, my server has only a SATA RAID 1.
This has been the 2nd class with Flash and the server has been fine. It looks like that might have been the culprit.
> Have them try Konqueror as well. It takes wonderful advantage of shared libraries (thus lower DRAM usage) and also
> will find/use the Firefox plugins (Flash, etc.). Further, it comes with stock K12LTSP and thus works with "yum
I tried Konqueror and I noticed that the cisco.netacad.net site works on it now. I upgraded Firefox and Flash stopped working on it. Cisco Academy said I had to downgrade to get the site to work. The site didn't work in Opera. It only works in Konqueror. Thanks for the tip! I no longer have to go to Windows to view that site. =]