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Re: emacs on a text console - please help me overcome the shock

From: Ehud Karni
Subject: Re: emacs on a text console - please help me overcome the shock
Date: Thu, 25 Aug 2011 17:55:42 +0300

On Mon, 22 Aug 2011 08:55:34 +0100 (BST), wrote:
> I'm a "normal" GUI computer user, [snip]
> Now I have to work on a remote server via SSH, and the connection is not fast 
> enough to tunnel X Windows over it, so I have to switch to console mode with 
> "emacs -nw".
> The console mode has been a shock. [snip]

One option not mentioned it the many answers is the use of remote
GUI desktop (VNC, NX, XRDP etc).

All these packages let you create virtual desktop on the remote
machine and connect to it (mostly through SSH) from the local machine.
They get much quicker rendering than X forwarding.
There are other advantages: the client can work on another OS, you can
disconnect from the remote desktop and reconnect from another machine
(like screen for text terminals).

I work with VNC+SSH over the Internet and quiet happy with it.


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