X-forwarding very very slow

Csaba Raduly rcsaba@gmail.com
Wed Aug 18 16:55:00 GMT 2010

On Wed, Aug 18, 2010 at 5:43 PM, Alberto Canestrelli wrote:
> Hi,
> I have a problem with Cygwin. I am connecting from USA by ssh to the Hector
> supermachine in Edinburgh ( I write "startx" in Cygwin and then I use  "ssh
> -Y  v1acanes@login.hector.ac.uk" ). Everything works fine, the only problem
> is that the forwarding of the windows is very very slow.

Hi Alberto,
It would be useful if you could try a non-Cygwin X server (e.g. a
Linux or Solaris workstation). If X from under Linux appears fast,
then the slowdown could be between your network card and display
(probably Cygwin's fault). If X from Linux is also slow, the problem
may be with the propagation of the X protocol between your network
card and Hector (probably not Cygwin's fault) .

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