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Desktop environment (Gnome, KDE, CDE) is slow when started from Xstart

Desktop applications such as Gnome, KDE and CDE use windows management application to manage its application windows. When Xmanager is set to use 'local only' for window manager, it may cause conflict with the remote application's window manager settings and cause delays or fail to open properly. 

To avoid this, use Xconfig profile manager to set the window manager to 'Automatic' or 'Remote Only' mode.

Gnome/KDE terminal is too slow when scrolling. How can I improve its performance?

Anti-aliasing feature takes up a lot of system resources. Turn this option off, if you feel that your system is responding too slowly.

Please follow the instruction below to disable the anti-aliasing option.

From Gnome:
  1. Login to Gnome desktop environment.
  2. Click Gnome application menu.
  3. Click Preferences.
  4. Click Font. RESULT: Font Preferences dialog box opens.
  5. Select Monochrome from the Font Rendering area.
  6. Click Details. RESULT: Font Rending Details dialog box opens.
  7. Select None for both Smoothing and Hinting.
  8. Click Close.
  9. Exit from the Font Preferences dialog box.
From KDE:
  1. Login to KDE.
  2. Click on the KDE application menu.
  3. Click on Control Center RESULT: Control Center opens up.
  4. From the Index menu, click Appearance and Theme.
  5. Click Fonts.
  6. Clear Use anti-aliasing for fonts.
  7. Click Apply and exit from Control Center.

It takes too long to login or logout from Gnome. How do I fix this?

Gnome uses Esound system to transfer sound data. If you access Gnome with Xmanager, Gnome requests Esound service to the X server (Xmanager) machine. If TCP 16001 is blocked on your PC, login/logout may take a while due to delay of handling sound service request.

Note: In Windows Vista, we do not recommend using Esound daemon of Gnome system because even if the port is open, access to the port is blocked unless there is a service daemon running on the port.

How to disable Esound daemon on Linux
  1. After login to Gnome, System-> Preferences -> Hardware -> Sound -> Sounds tab
  2. Unselect 'Enable software sound mixing (ESD)'
How to disable Esound dameon on Solaris
  1. After login to Gnome, Launch -> Preference -> Desktop Preferences -> Sound
  2. Unselect Enable Sound Server Startup option on Sound Preference

Note: You can also Install Xmanager Patch (Xmanager 3.0 Build 0114 or higher, Xmanager Enterprise 3 build 0188 or higher): eSound processing is supported since these build versions.