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Re: remote X11/GNU emacs/ssh: Incredible slowness loading libs


From: Krishnakumar B
Subject: Re: remote X11/GNU emacs/ssh: Incredible slowness loading libs
Date: 30 Sep 2002 16:58:42 -0500
User-agent: Gnus/5.09 (Gnus v5.9.0) Emacs/21.2

On Monday, 30 September 2002, "David Abrahams" wrote:
> "Kai Gro├čjohann" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> news:address@hidden
> > "David Abrahams" <address@hidden> writes:
> >
> >
> > How about you use tcpdump or the like to actually look at the network
> > traffic?  That might quickly tell you what's happening.
> 
> Only that:
> 
> 1. Don't know where to get tcpdump for my local machine (it's a cygwin
>    host)

Lovely..you say this at last. I have also had slowdowns with running Emacs
21 when X is enabled. This happens when I try connecting to the remote
machine using rxvt (shipped with Cygwin). Try switching your SSH client
(for example use PUTTY's terminal window).

I don't know what is causing the slowdowns in the case when I login using

plink -ssh <hostname> and then start Emacs as to using a separate terminal
window. Maybe something to do with tty initialization. FWIW, I tried using
the Windows command shell and it works like a charm.

> 2. Wouldn't know how to use it if I could find it
> 3. Wouldn't know how to interpret the results

tcpdump is too much for this unless you want to get to the root of the
problem.

-kitty.


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