Take the 2-minute tour ×
Ask Ubuntu is a question and answer site for Ubuntu users and developers. It's 100% free, no registration required.

After installing UBUNTU 12.04 (TightVNC Viewer version 1.3.9) I noticed that vnc is really slow (latency) even though I have a gigabyte network Ethernet connection. I'm running TightVNC Viewer version 1.3.9 with the minimum graphics settings and its still horrible. I also notice that the linux arp command takes a little longer to respond then it did before when I was running 10.04

PC SPECS HP AMD A8 VISION GPU (4 cores 1.6 GHz) 12 GB RAM Gigabit Ethernet card

share|improve this question

closed as unclear what you're asking by chaskes, Braiam, Eric Carvalho, Ask, Amith KK Feb 21 at 6:57

Please clarify your specific problem or add additional details to highlight exactly what you need. As it's currently written, it’s hard to tell exactly what you're asking. See the How to Ask page for help clarifying this question.If this question can be reworded to fit the rules in the help center, please edit the question.

1 Answer 1

Does switching to 100 megabits with ethtool (or an old router) help? 1000baseT can be slower than 100baseT for chatty things like scp, http://fixunix.com/ssh/368694-scp-unbelievably-slow.html maybe the same is true with vnc.

(Also, you mean 'gigabit', not 'gigabyte'.)

share|improve this answer

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.