[K12OSN] Poor performance woes

Tom Hoffman tom.hoffman at gmail.com
Wed Sep 21 17:27:18 UTC 2011

This might not solve your problem, but I know Chromium at least ships
with some pretty sophisticated developer tools for profiling and
analyzing javascript and browser performance.  If you poke around a
bit you might get an idea of what's causing this weird behavior.  I
know I'm curious...


On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 12:41 PM, Les Mikesell <lesmikesell at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Wed, Sep 21, 2011 at 11:34 AM, Carl Keil <carl at snarlnet.com> wrote:
>>> <snip>Could you scare up the resources to put another
>>> NIC in the server and have a few "higher-powered" thin clients that have
>>> more ram, dedicated Gig-E to the new NIC on the server and better video
>>> cards, for the kids whose parents are on the school board?<snip>  That's not
>>> a bad idea.  I do have a spare PC that's at least five years
>>> newer than my TC's.  I should try one.
>> I was thinking, from the discussion, that your bottleneck is probably
>> ethernet speed, video card or RAM on the client.  By "higher powered" I just
>> meant improved in those areas.  Might not even need full-on new systems,
>> aside from the local apps angle.
> And to approach the problem from a slightly different angle, you might
> try using freenx on the server with the NX client on the client as a
> local app (maybe test with a windows laptop first to see if it looks
> promising).   That is very similar to normal thin-client operation in
> that the desktop session is running on the server but the
> proxy/caching/compression layers might cover up your bottleneck.
> Having freenx installed shouldn't interfere with normal ltsp use and
> it also permits easy access without rebooting from windows/mac
> clients.
> --
>   Les Mikesell
>     lesmikesell at gmail.com
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