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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] vmplayer over ssh - very very very slow mouse
Date: Mon, 06 Dec 2010 00:22:16
1 Hi,
2 Somewhat off topic other than both machines are Gentoo.
4 Using my AMD64 machine locally I ssh into a remote AMD64 machine
5 350 miles away using the following command:
7 ssh -X -Y -C remoteaddress
9 At this point I start vmplayer and from the vmplayer GUI I start a
10 Windows XP VM on the remote machine displaying it locally. The machine
11 works fine except the mouse is so slow the VM is almost unusable. Move
12 the mouse an inch locally and maybe 5-10 seconds later the Win XP
13 mouse cursor jumps to a new position. There is no sense locally that
14 you have _any_ control over the remote cursor. It just sits there on
15 my screen and then suddenly jumps to a new position.
17 In general graphics within XP over shh are fine - nearly as fast as
18 running an X app on the same machine. When I click on something I get
19 a new app screen within XP painted and displayed here quickly. Only
20 the mouse cursor is so slow as to make the machine very difficult to
21 use.
23 I'm wondering if there might be a better way to run that sort of
24 setup so that the cursor responsiveness is more reasonable?
26 Currently the remote machine only has vmplayer plus other tools as
27 installed by the vmware-workstation package. Workstation is not
28 licensed and not enabled.
30 Thanks,
31 Mark


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Re: [gentoo-user] vmplayer over ssh - very very very slow mouse Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>