OpenOffice insert graphics, print and sometimes save=frozen client

Jim Kronebusch jim at
Mon Sep 17 18:07:11 BST 2007

On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 17:24:03 +0200, Philipp Hanselmann wrote
> Jim Kronebusch schrieb:
> > On Mon, 17 Sep 2007 08:12:14 +0200, Philipp Hanselmann wrote
> >   
> >> Hi Jim
> >>
> >> I don't know what server CPU you have ..., anyway
> >> Have you checked in the BIOS, if  Threading Technology is enabled ?
> >>     
> >
> > I have a Dell PowerEdge 2900 with dual quad-core xeons.  I have not checked the
> > hyperthreading stuff.  I can give that a try when all users are gone later tonight.
> >
> > Jim
> >
> >
> We have mostly P4, 3 GHz, but for us it was big difference after we
> enabled it! After we changed it, htop was showing 2 CPUs.
> Philipp

For me htop shows 8 CPUs but that was available immediately via the linux-image-server
kernel (or generic if you don't need access to more than 3.2GB of RAM).  But I'll give
it a whirl anyhow.  I can print fine to larger memory printers, but not to low memory
jet direct served printers.  I don't understand what makes the mouse jerky and the
client response slow until the job is queued even when things print properly. 
Understanding of this may give guidance to what the real problem is.  When printing from
a non-thin client things work perfect (printing to low mem printers and no sluggish
mouse).  I even added a HD to my DevonIT thin client and did a full local install of
Edubuntu, the the client printed perfect without any delays to the low mem printer. 
Something about the remote X session must get pissy when spooling the print jobs.  I
wish I understood that process better.


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