x-windows mem requirements
mike at boobaz.net
Mon Aug 28 13:44:20 PDT 2000
I don't know a whole lot about setting up an intranet with X terminals but
I can tell you about one similar experience I had. I had picked up an old
NCD X terminal from Re-PC and brought it home to play with. At the time I
had a Cyrix P150+ (blech, that ran at ~133Mhz) with...it was either 32 or
64 MB RAM. I was using RedHat 4.2 I think and set up tftp to boot the X
terminal. It was very slow (of course I was logged into my machine and
doing workstation-type things on it (in X) at the same time). I can't
imagine booting all 8 X terminals from one PC at 100Mhz with 16 MB and
then running graphical apps.
-=<(| mike at boobaz.net |)>=-
On Mon, 28 Aug 2000, Benjamin Honsinger wrote:
|That seems like it might be a good idea to me as well. However, what would
|you recommend for a server? Say if like 8 computers wanted to run xterms at
|once and do web browsing off the server? Would one of the computers I have
|now work (p100, 32 MB RAM) or would you need something more powerful. I
|would like decent performance - to show up all these macs... =)
|Also, it's a good idea to plan for security, especially with the network
|admin here. I don't know how many kids are going to know how to _really_ use
|linux though - if you didn't know I'm still in high school.
|Thanks for all the great help guys!
| - Ben
|>Thus, I'd favor a simple xterms-connected-to-a-server
|>approach too. That way you could have a simple drive imaging process ala
|>norton ghost (or some similar thing) to run if you ever suspect a machine
|>has been messed with.
|>Of course you may not have access to a server, so this may not work
|>anyway ... my 00000010 cents
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