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

David Van Assche dvanassche at
Mon Sep 1 11:41:40 BST 2008

I can guarantee that its not Ubuntu Hardy's fault... we run really old
dell P II 500 mhz with 128MB Ram without any issues at all... server
responds instantly to sessions and people can multitask nicely...
There were many problems with Firefox 3 beta 5 (which came out as
default with hardy) as well as hard drive thrashing with open office
and that kind of thing... but if you upgrade to 8.0.1 (or is it 2 now)
it should be fine....

If you miss teacher tool, take a look at italc... much more powerful
and now has intra station messaging... works nicely to monitor thin

David Van Assche

On Mon, Sep 1, 2008 at 12:34 PM, Dean Mumby <dean at> wrote:
> 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.
> Dean
> 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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