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Re: [K12OSN] Clients with 64MB of RAM



I've run thin clients with 64MB of RAM on a Debian server with LTSP 5.
It was kind of sluggish, but it worked.  I didn't really use it for
long, so there might be problems that I didn't notice.  

I haven't tried this on a K12Linux system, though.

-Rob

On Sun, Jan 10, 2010 at 06:36:15PM -0600, Almquist Burke wrote:
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> Unfortunately the RAM on the client can't be upgraded, it's right on the 
> board. Guess I'll just have to stick with the old LTSP for that one.
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> On Jan 10, 2010, at 6:08 PM, Terrell Prude' Jr. wrote:
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>> 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.
>>
>> --TP
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