DecWindows on remote display
rlloken at telus.net
Wed Jul 26 12:36:53 CDT 2017
On Wed, 26 Jul 2017, Douglas Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> I decided to try this with a MicroVax 4000/400 and my Windows 7 desktop PC.
> (Rather than fix things around the house)
> Much to my surprise the CPU load was 85%, with just a single DECTERM window
> up. Is this usual or normal? Typing in commands via the DECTERM window was
> tediously slow.
Which machine was running at 83%, he VAX or the Windoze box? What are you
running on the VAX? VMS? Ultrix?
Both Ultrix and VMS would require tuning to run DECwindows well -
I have run DECwindows on a VAX 3100 model 300 under VAX/VMS 5.5-1 using the
Motif window manager with a dozen remote DECterms open plus Emacs, a clock,
a calendar, etc. and it gave reasonable performance. The VAX was both the
X client and the X server except for the remote DECterms that I used to
manage a wide assortment of VMS and Unix machines.
I was able to run Mozilla on it but performance was horrible so I tried a
browser remotely on a Alpha running Digital Unix but that was long ago
and ISTR that the browser crashed because it did not like the monochrome
display on the VAX - that seems wierd.
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Athabasca, Alberta Canada : our heads are naked!"
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