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Re: [K12OSN] Help VNC crash w/firefox



2009/4/14 Rob Owens <rowens ptd net>:
> I recall a lot of discussion about 6 months (or maybe a year) ago about
> Firefox causing thin clients to crash when many tabs were open.  I think it
> boiled down to images that Firefox loads get cached by the X server, and
> once the X server is out of RAM it crashes.  You have only 4 MB for your X
> server, so it is crashing instantly (images on your home page use up all 4
> MB, perhaps).
>
> Have you tried other browsers?  I'm not sure if it's a Firefox thing or if
> all browsers will behave the same.
I try with some browsers and the result is the same:

firefox
dillo
opera
and others that I can not remember
>
> -Rob
>
> On Tue, Apr 14, 2009 at 07:30:56PM -0300, Alberto Castillo wrote:
>> Hi everybody!
>> I write from Argentina.
>>
>> I recently build a micro-distro that runs with i486 w/4MB ram (yes...
>> just four megas).
>> This micro-distro have a Xclient from a vnc-client (svncviewer).
>> All apps run nice and with a good performance, but when I try to
>> navigate with firefox, the vnc connection closes and the Xclient
>> crashes and freeze!!!...
>>
>> Here a only that I can get of /var/log/messages: (I login w/user 'educa1')
>>
>> *****************************************************************
>> Apr 14 09:23:58 server xinetd[7823]: START: vnc-800x600x16 pid=8789
>> from=192.168.0.100
>> Apr 14 09:24:23 server gconfd (educa1-8890): comenzando (versión
>> 2.14.0), pid 8890 usuario «educa1»
>> Apr 14 09:24:23 server gconfd (educa1-8890): Se resolvió la dirección
>> «xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.mandatory» a una fuente de
>> configuración de sólo lectura en la posición 0
>> Apr 14 09:24:23 server gconfd (educa1-8890): Se resolvió la dirección
>> «xml:readwrite:/home/educa1/.gconf» a una fuente de configuración
>> escribible en la posición 1
>> Apr 14 09:24:23 server gconfd (educa1-8890): Se resolvió la dirección
>> «xml:readonly:/etc/gconf/gconf.xml.defaults» a una fuente de
>> configuración de sólo lectura en la posición 2
>> Apr 14 09:24:25 server hcid[2127]: Default passkey agent (:1.525,
>> /org/bluez/applet) registered
>> Apr 14 09:24:25 server pcscd: winscard.c:304:SCardConnect() Reader
>> E-Gate 0 0 Not Found
>> Apr 14 09:24:25 server last message repeated 4 times
>> Apr 14 09:24:25 server gconfd (educa1-8890): Se resolvió la dirección
>> «xml:readwrite:/home/educa1/.gconf» a una fuente de configuración
>> escribible en la posición 0
>> Apr 14 09:25:46 server xinetd[7823]: EXIT: vnc-800x600x16 status=0
>> pid=8789 duration=108(sec)
>> Apr 14 09:25:53 server gconfd (educa1-8890): El servidor GConf no está
>> en uso, cerrándolo.
>> Apr 14 09:25:53 server gconfd (educa1-8890): Finalizando
>> ********************************************************************
>>
>> As you can see, xinetd suddenly closes the vnc connection.
>> When I put more ram the crash dissapear (4MB more, total=8MB), but I
>> really need to use this machines (near of 1500) of 4MB ram, the
>> machines are a IBM valuepoint-425SX model 6381.
>> A few days ago, I can not neither open firefox (the free mem that bios
>> tell me are 3072Kb, kernel 509Kb-bzipped, rootfs-290kb-gz).
>> Next, I disable the ROM in RAM and I get near of 320Kb, and then I can
>> navigate only in some pages, that have a few text nothing more...
>> I did read that is a bug of Xorg, and I did update it, but nothing....
>> I have been thinking come back to fedora 5 -4 -3 -2 -1 or RH9, and try
>> to get some repos (especially non-free)
>> Any can help me? or give me any idea?
>> Thankyou a lot!
>> Alberto Castillo
>>
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