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Re: remote X11/GNU emacs/ssh: Incredible slowness loading libs

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: remote X11/GNU emacs/ssh: Incredible slowness loading libs
Date: Tue, 1 Oct 2002 06:42:24 -0400

"Tim Cross" <> wrote in message">
> tfb@famine.OCF.Berkeley.EDU (Thomas F. Burdick) writes:

> While this may not solve the problem, it might improve performance if
> you also use something like dxcp to get some additional compression of
> X protocol packets. also, since you are doing X over an ssh
> connection, try playing with the ssh compression levels. Also try
> executing other X applications and see if they have the same
> slowness. I would also turn off any "features" which you don't
> need/use like the toolbar. Also, make sure the fonts you are using are
> available on both machines - sometimes you can get really slow
> performance if the remote font specified for emacs is not available
> locally or is available, but mapping takes additional time
> etc. Although it might sound crazy, it may also be worth doing some
> traceroutes to check where the packets are going to get to your
> system.

Hi Tim,

While I appreciate that you've taken the time to make these suggestions, you
clearly haven't read the foregoing thread, or you'd know that none of these
things make any perceivable difference.

           David Abrahams * Boost Consulting *

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