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

From: David Abrahams
Subject: Re: remote X11/GNU emacs/ssh: Incredible slowness loading libs
Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2002 17:46:50 -0400

"Krishnakumar B" <address@hidden> wrote in message
> >
> > Only that:
> >
> > 1. Don't know where to get tcpdump for my local machine (it's a cygwin
> >    host)
> say this at last.

No need to get nasty. It's hard to know what information people will find

> 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).

I'm not using rxvt, to my knowledge.

> Try switching your SSH client
> (for example use PUTTY's terminal window).

Do you really think that's the culprit, considering that I have no problems
with "emacs -nw" run in an xterm window?
I also have no problems running emacs over ssh outside X11, in a regular
cygwin 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.

The windows command shell always works, but usually not like a charm. What
were you using it for?

> > 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.

I wouldn't mind, if it resulted in a useful bug report to the GNU emacs

           David Abrahams * Boost Consulting
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