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Re: How to speed up refresh for remote X11 displays via ssh



On Wed, 22 Apr 2009 22:18:41 -0400
Dave Feustel <dfeustel mindspring com> wrote:

> On Wed, Apr 22, 2009 at 09:43:53PM -0400, Chris Tyler wrote:
> > On Tue, 2009-04-21 at 13:09 -0400, Dave Feustel wrote:
> > > I now have X11 via ssh working on F9, but refresh of the remote
> > > X11 window is extremely slow, even over a 1GB switch.  Is there a
> > > way to speed up the refresh?
> > 
> > Suggestion: If your hardware supports it, turn on compositing
> > (Preferences > Look and Feel > Desktop Effects if using Gnome). As a
> > side effect of drawing the windows offscreen and composing them
> > into the final screen image, the windows are always mapped (unless
> > minimized, even if not on the active desktop), do not suffer any
> > damage when obscured, and therefore require far fewer redraws.
> > 
> > I often run apps at home and display them at work, and enabling
> > Desktop Effects makes a world of difference.
> > 
> > -Chris
> 
> This looks like a plan. How do I do this running Xcfe?

Prefs -> Window Manager Tweaks -> Compositor -> enable checkbox. 

> 
> Thanks.
> 

kevin

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