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Re: [K12OSN] Urgent help needed catching up- Angry & Frustrated Users!



Yes, I am running PAE kerenel on all three

----- Original Message -----
From: Robert Arkiletian <robark gmail com>
Date: Wednesday, June 3, 2009 13:12
Subject: Re: [K12OSN] Urgent help needed catching up- Angry & Frustrated Users!
To: "Support list for open source software in schools." <k12osn redhat com>

> On Wed, Jun 3, 2009 at 7:54 AM, Anthony Luscre
> <mo_luscre mogadore net> wrote:
> > Our district has been running three LTSP labs with 20 to 30
> client each
> > since way back in the version 3 days, six years ago.
> >
> > Recently I have updated all three servers and OS for all three.
> > Currently we are running Fedora 10 with LTSP-5. Each server is
> a a quad core
> > xenon with 7 to 13 gigs of RAM.
>
> your server is good. Make sure your kernel sees all the ram. run top.
> if running 32 bit OS make sure you are running a pae kernel
>
> > We are still using our original client terminals - Compaq iPAQ
> Desktop> Computers- 500MHz PIII with 64  to 128 RAM with
> hard drive removed.
> >
>
> 500mhz is good enough. But if you can add more ram to clients. 256
> should be fine.
>
>
> > This year we have been experiencing a number of issues with varying
> > frequencies:
> > 1. Failure of whole lab to be able to log on simultaneously
> > 2. FireFox slow or constantly freezing
> > 3. OpenOffice slow or freezing
> > 4. Failure of client terminals to get boot from server if
> restarted after a
> > freeze.
> >
> > My questions:
> > 1. Will upgrading the client terminals to Dell GX240's with
> Pentium 4 1.5
> > GHz processors with 256mb RAM make a significant improvement
> on their own?
> >
> > 2. Do I need to utilize "Local Apps" to make it all work reliably?
> >
> > 3. If utilizing Local Apps will it help my current IPAQ do the
> job or will
> > the Dell GX240s be necessary to see an improvement?
> >
> > 4. I am not really sure what I need to do to run Local Apps
> with LTSP 5, is
> > their a good source of recent information?
> >
> > 5. Are used computers with HD removed still a viable option
> for terminals
> > and if so what are suggested requirements?
> >
> > Thanks for any help you can give me on these issues as I would
> not like to
> > see our 6 years experiment with LTSP come to an end due to
> teacher/student> frustration and would be hard pressed to buy
> and maintain 80 new windows
> > computers.
> >
> > Anthony
> >
> >
> > Anthony A. Luscre - Director of Technology
> >
> > Mogadore Local Schools
> > 1 S. Cleveland Ave.
> > Mogadore, OH 44260
> >
> > mo_luscre mogadore net
> > PH--- 330-628-7255
> > FAX- 330-628-6661
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> >
>
>
>
> --
> Robert Arkiletian
> Eric Hamber Secondary, Vancouver, Canada
>
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Anthony A. Luscre - Director of Technology

Mogadore Local Schools
1 S. Cleveland Ave.
Mogadore, OH 44260

mo_luscre mogadore net
PH--- 330-628-7255
FAX- 330-628-6661


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