[clug] remote X performannce
brett at worth.id.au
Mon Aug 3 00:07:27 MDT 2009
2009/8/3 Michael James <michael at james.st>:
> We are trying to run an application remotely over X.
I'll bite. ( I must be having a slow day)
Are you doing direct remote DISPLAY? I find that if you're trying to
do remote X then the best way is to use "ssh -X -C" because runs a lot
faster. The compression is a must.
That aside I've been using the non-open but cost-free nx for about 18
months with great success over a remote link with ~600ms ping. I've
never tried the open version.
Using vnc over a port forwarded compressed ssh session can be OK but
not as nice as the nx sessions. I use thunderbird over nx a lot with
great success. Firefox over nx is OK but youtube suffers. :-)
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