how do you kill a user's old processes when they try to log back on

Dean Mumby dean at
Mon Sep 1 11:34:14 BST 2008

I must say that the move from 7.04 to 8.04 has been very disappointing. 
I have 8 HP t5125 which are 400MHz 128MB ram machines. They ran 
perfectly under 7.04 avoiding heavy websites. Under 8.04 they are 
useless if the user starts multitasking , i.e. having an open office 
document open , email and a remote desktop session the machines just 
freeze. I have tried XRAMPERC to no avail. I actually ended up buying 
newer more expensive terminals. I have however also found ION 603 
( which once you 
get the geode driver working has much better performance , I could 
launch almost all applications at once and watch a full screen movie. 
Only cost R1500 (+/-  $200) .

There is a serious increase in the thin clients requirements with 8.04.  
I don't believe it is just Firefox , I think there is some other cause , 
just don't know what. I feel it is the ram I think 8.04 really needs 
256MB ram.

 I am waiting for a quite period so I can try going back to a redhat / 
fedora base , as I had much faster performance on that platform.  I also 
miss teacher tool.


Gavin McCullagh wrote:
> On Fri, 29 Aug 2008, Todd O'Bryan wrote:
>> As a follow-on to this question, is the XRAMPERC variable that was available
>> in Gutsy still available in Hardy? I added a setting to
>> /var/lib/tftpboot/ltsp/i386/lts.conf, but users could still crash their
>> terminals by going to a particularly graphics heavy website in Firefox.
> I'm not sure about XRAMPERC to be honest, but it's disappointing to hear
> firefox crashed a client as, if that's firefox v3, it should have the new
> code in it to reduce the stress it puts on the X server (which caused it to
> crash).
> Are you using firefox v3, yeah?
> Gavin

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