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I recently finally got through the struggle of connecting to a headless ubuntu box that I set up for running as a web cam/ weatherstation/ processing station that I am connecting to with a windows machine. The idea is that this is going to be an 'always on' machine, that I can pop into from windows over my LAN.

It took a while, but I eventually got it figured out and working, and initially it was working very well.. At some point today, when I connected to the machine, the refresh rate for the VNC client dropped to VERY slow speeds, in both Tiger and TightVNC. Now whenever I connect to the machine, the refresh rate is disappointingly slow.

I'm start the connection to the Ubuntu box via Putty, then issue the following commands via terminal:

x11vnc openssh-server

and after the server starts

x11vnc -usepw

I then log in using either TightVNC or TigerVNC. As I said previously, I was getting great connection speeds yesterday and the day before and even last night, but this AM, its slowed down to an unusable speed.

When I connect via Moba using RDP, I still get very good connection speed, but I prefer using TightVNC or TigerVNC so that I can always log into the same session. Thoughts? I haven't been able to find a similar issue of speeds dropping with no change in settings.

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