RealVNC slowness (WinVNC)
Thu Jun 12 16:02:06 2003
> Your comment about XP and BSODs doesn't seem to relate to VNC,
> so I'll skip that. :)
upon the point that it only happens when connecting VNC viewer set to scale
screen to 8/9
> The screenshots you posted show that VNC has determined an effective
> bandwidth between the two hosts of only 10kbps and has therefore switched
> 8bpp and ZRLE.
(for other readers: screenschots are @ http://vnc.simbox.nl)
now is the question, why does it do this on a 100mbit lan connect?
> 10kbps is a terrifically slow link.
something for GSM maybe :)
> How well VNC can operate over it will depend heavily upon the complexity
> of your desktop (whether or not you have a background set, use of
> graded/stippled/otherwise complex graphical decoration on windows, etc).
no background, no skins
> The Windows 98 disconnect thing is to do with mouse events being
> queued before you disconnected, but taking a long time to process.
> A common cause is Windows 98's poor task scheduling,
> which might cause each mouse event to require a context switch and/or
> cause the display to be re-scanned.
is there a way to check this?
> If your Windows 98 machine had a DOS prompt selected when you
> that might explain the effect.
sorry, no dos-box. and only systray & explorer running
Dr. James "Wez" Weatherall
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