Question about X on the arm's.

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at
Tue Nov 29 16:27:36 UTC 2016

On 11/29/16 12:35 AM, Antoine Martin wrote:
> On 29/11/16 14:40, Alan Coopersmith wrote:
>> On 11/28/16 07:58 PM, Antoine Martin wrote:
>>> Even 100mbit is perfectly usable for remote access provided you use the
>>> right tools and make some sacrifices. FYI: 4K at 60 "fits" in H264 ~60Mbps.
>>> But again, as I said above, just don't expect to handle fullscreen video
>>> on arm where *we* don't support hardware H264 decoding. (though other
>>> tools might)
>> But we're talking the X11 protocol, not H264.  X11 doesn't compress video
>> at all - you need an external proxy to do that, and since LBX support was
>> dropped from the X server years ago, that leaves ssh X forwarding with
>> compression, or picking an alternate protocol such as VNC or RDP.
> xpra maintainer here... don't forget about us!

I didn't realize you used a protocol that offered compression in xpra,
but then my knowledge of xpra is mainly to answer IRC questions about
detaching & re-attaching to sessions with a suggestion they check xpra out.

	-Alan Coopersmith-              alan.coopersmith at
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