[K12OSN] Clients with 64MB of RAM

Terrell Prude' Jr. microman at cmosnetworks.com
Mon Jan 11 00:08:15 UTC 2010

Almquist Burke wrote:
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> I'm curious if any of you running LTSP on Fedora have had any luck 
> booting clients with 64MB of RAM. It doesn't seem to be enough for my 
> HP t5000, but my Dell GX1s with 128MB boot and run without a hitch. 
> I've been using Fedora 12.

Depends more specifically on what your server's running.  If you're 
running K12LTSP 4.2EL or 5.0EL, then 64MB will work.  I still have one 
Pentium-133 thin client that does exactly that.  However, others have 
reported that X11 may crash on such thin clients when running Firefox 
3.0 for any extended period of time, due to the Firefox/X11 caching 
relationship, IIRC.  The vast majority of my time is spent in 
OpenOffice.org and Konqueror (I run the KDE 3.5 desktop on 5.0EL), so 
maybe that's why I don't see this problem.

So yes, it'll work, but DRAM's cheap, even the old single-data-rate 
PC100/133 SDRAM.  If you're talking about DDR1, that's still very easy 
to find.


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