Creating a school computer lab with edbuntu and ltsp

Richard Doyle rdoyle at
Mon May 21 17:35:58 UTC 2012

On 05/21/2012 09:00 AM, Quynh Vu Do wrote:
> Hi,
> 2012/5/21 Giacomo Trovato <giacomo.trovato at
> <mailto:giacomo.trovato at>>
>     Hi All,
>     I'm running Edubuntu 10.01 with 10 thin clients in a school.
>     I started with 3 GB on the server, but when thin clients surf the
>     web with Firefox (and Flash) they sometimes hanged.
> I had the same problem. It was solved by setting Firefox to run as
> localapps on the thin client instaed of on the LTSP server :
> It makes a night and day difference with the same amount of RAM on the
> LTSP server : no more slowdowns and freezes when not running localapps.
> My config is 4 GB RAM, with a Quad-Core, running a network of 12-14 thin
> clients (512 Mb RAM).

And video is much smoother in web browsers run as local apps.

Our classroom has a quadcore server with 4 GB RAM, 18 thin clients with
2GB apiece, running google chrome as a local app.

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