Performance problems on slow Win98 computers

Shachar Shemesh
Sun Jul 4 11:06:00 GMT 2004

Hi all,

I'm trying to use a win98 computer (about 200MHZ) as a full screen dumb 
terminal to a Linux computer running KDE, using XDMCP. Everything works, 
but I'm having severe latency problems with this setup.

When I switch to faster computers, the latency problem goes away. The 
problem seems to be with the cygwin/X load on the computer.

I have read somewhere that cygwin's X will use a shared memory driver if 
one is available. Could me not running the driver be the cause? Where 
can the driver be found (what cygwin package)? Or is it just that the 
computer is simply not fast enough to run our X server?

Another question has to do with shift processing. When I run xev, I can 
see that pressing the right shift causes a "LSHIFT" to be received. This 
is blocking certain applications that switch paragraph direction using a 
ctrl+lshift or ctrl+rshift combination. Is this a configuration problem 
on my end?


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