On Wed, Jan 28, 2009 at 2:30 PM, Daniel Troeder <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Am Dienstag, den 27.01.2009, 14:25 -0800 schrieb Grant:
>> Using -C, gimp is about 10x more responsive than if I don't. I was
>> surprised too. My laptop and the "remote" system are 15 feet away
>> from each other on the same wireless network, with the router in
> Most X programs store their bitmaps in the X server - not the program.
> You can see this if you look at the memory usage. So lots of data is
> transfered if using gimp
> BTW: If you can use cable instead of wireless, you may have a _much_
> better experience, because of the latency that wireless adds.
> BTW2: If your bandwidth is really small, you should use VNC instead of
> ssh-X - though that's not to nice with image editing
NX is the king... it's about a million times faster than VNC or ssh X
forwarding (or windows RDP).
net-misc/nxserver-freeedition is at the top of my "must have" list.
viewing full-screen images or working with gimp probably won't be a
treat no matter what, but it'd probably be many orders of magnitude
faster than ssh forwarding.