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Re: How to make XQuartz/MacOS <--> IceCat/GuixSD fast?

From: George myglc2 Clemmer
Subject: Re: How to make XQuartz/MacOS <--> IceCat/GuixSD fast?
Date: Thu, 18 Jan 2018 01:15:35 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.13 (Gnus v5.13) Emacs/25.3 (gnu/linux)

On 01/16/2018 at 23:01 Chris Marusich writes:

> George myglc2 Clemmer <address@hidden> writes:
>> I want to speed up IceCat on my GuixSD headless server. I am using
>> XQuartz/MacOS over 1000BaseT to reach a server with 3.4GHz Intel E3-1240
>> V3 CPU and SSD storage. ISTM this is about as fast as one can make a
>> headless server. But IceCat is unusably slow. So I wonder ...
>> Do you run IceCat remotely from a GuixSD desktop and get good
>> performance?  If so, please tell me about your setup.
>> Would Wayland make it faster?
>> Would an upgrade to a CPU w/GPU make it faster?
>> TIA - George
> For what it's worth, I have run Firefox in similar situations (not
> involving GuixSD), and I have always found it to be un-usably slow over
> a remote X connection.  I never bothered to try to make it faster; I'm
> intrigued that you were able to make it better at all.
> You may also consider doing the following to speed things up:
> - Use compression (e.g., "ssh -C") (helps quite a bit in some cases)
> - Limit the color palette to the fewest colors possible (helps a
> little)

Thanks Chris. I used -C when forced to run X over the inet or slower
links at work but it didn't occur to me to try it on 1000BaseT. I will
check these ideas out and let you know if they make a meaningful diff.

- George

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