How to activate gnome-watchdog

john lists.john at
Wed Sep 17 19:53:48 BST 2008

On Mon, Sep 15, 2008 at 2:13 PM, Todd O'Bryan <toddobryan at> wrote:
> Thanks. I downloaded version 0.9.2 from Jordan's site and it seems to
> work with Hardy. 0.9 wasn't, but I didn't investigate exactly why. I'm
> just happy I don't have to slay students when their clients lock up
> anymore.
> I also relented and ordered 30 512MB chips and now students aren't
> getting lock-ups anymore. On the one hand, it's a shame I couldn't
> figure out how to get the 128MB clients working. On the other hand, I
> got them for about $16/client including shipping, so it didn't
> increase the cost of the clients by too much.

Hey Todd,

I was wondering what you were using for thin clients. We had the same
issue with Devon IT 6030's and started ordering them with 512 MB ram
installed instead of 128mb. The issue for us was that the thin clients
use system ram to do video as well so you were really looking at 128
mb minus about 30 megs or so for X. With 512 MB they run pretty well,
at least on 7.04

We do successfully run LTSP on clients with 128 mb ram, but those
clients have video cards with some ram on-board.


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