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From: Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] How to run X11 apps remotely?
Date: Tue, 22 Mar 2022 16:42:03
Message-Id: t1cu8c$h3p$
1 How does one run "modern" X11 apps remotely?
3 Using ssh -X or ssh -Y works fine for older applications, but not for
4 things that use "modern" toolkits. Modern tookit designers appear to
5 have adopted a life mission to maximize the number of client-server
6 round-trips required for even a trivial event like a keystroke in a
7 text box.
9 As a result, even with a 5-10Mbps remote connection, it takes several
10 minutes to enter a string of even a few characters. A mouseclick on a
11 button can take a minute or two to get processed. Resizing a window
12 pretty much means it's time for a cuppa.
14 Opening chrome and loading a web page can take 10-15 minutes. No
15 activity at all on the screen, but the network connection to the remote
16 machine is saturated at 5Mbps for minutes at a time. WTF?
18 Something like LibreOffice is completely unusable.
20 Even something "lightweight" like atril is so slow it's barely usable.
22 I do not want a "remote desktop". I just want to run a single
23 application on a remote machine and have its window show up locally.
25 Back in the day, I used to run X11 apps remotely through dial-up
26 connections, and most of them were a little sluggish but still
27 actually usable...
29 X11 transparent network support was its killer feature, but for all
30 practical purpopses, that feature seems to have been killed.
32 --
33 Grant


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] How to run X11 apps remotely? "Björn Gohla" <bjorn.gohla@××××××××.com>
RE: [gentoo-user] How to run X11 apps remotely? Laurence Perkins <lperkins@×××××××.net>
[gentoo-user] Re: How to run X11 apps remotely? Grant Edwards <grant.b.edwards@×××××.com>
Re: [gentoo-user] How to run X11 apps remotely? Grant Taylor <gtaylor@×××××××××××××××××××××.net>
Re: [gentoo-user] How to run X11 apps remotely? James Cloos <cloos@×××××××.com>