Am 16.05.2012 06:18, schrieb Alkis Georgopoulos: > Στις 16/05/2012 05:27 πμ, ο/η Quiliro Ordóñez έγραψε: >> So LTSP does not work on Pentium III as a client? This would make LTSP >> non-viable for me. I thought only X worked on the clients. Is X that heavy? > > LTSP works fine on Pentium II with 128 MB RAM. > But some apps like firefox or openoffice make heavy use of local X RAM > in order to speed things up and prevent roundtrips to the X server. > E.g. I've seen firefox running on thin client (i.e. on the server) using > 300 MB RAM of *local* X RAM to cache images. > There's an option to disable that, but of course it'll slow firefox down > a bit, read more in this bug report: > https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/firefox/+bug/137764 > > In order for your clients not to crash you can enable an e.g. 512 MB NBD > swap file, read your distro docs about enabling NBD swap in LTSP. >
That brings me to a question:
Currently I'm setting up a new LTSP server based on Suse12.1 and have experimented a lot with LTSP 5. Our PIII-based Dell Optiplex GX110 terminals all have 128 MB RAM, but with the kernel that is tried to be loaded, they crash in the middle of booting. So I put 256 MB into one of them, and it runs flawlessly. However, the terminal on my own desk is a VIA Epia with 256 MB and it crashes when booting, too...
As I couldn't find any help, I started using LTSP 4.2 (as I have all the configuration files on the still-running server anyway). Last weekend, it turned out that I cannot use the USB ports on the terminals yet. I tried to activate everything to "mimik" the old server (a perl module for X11 is needed and NBD), but to no avail. Before I had to leave I detected there is an /etc/nbd-server/config.example file which seems not to be activated.
So my question is, could it all be due to NBD not being active? How would you investigate?
Thanks for your ideas!
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