10.6.8 and screen sharing.

Discussion in 'macOS' started by spoonie1972, Feb 12, 2013.

  1. spoonie1972 macrumors 6502a

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    When serving screen sharing to another computer, does the host ( in this case, a 10.6.8 machine ) gain any advantage from having a videocard installed?

    is it purely a software thing serving up the screen to another machine, or does having a videocard (sitting possibly idle) add some gpu power to whats being sent over?
     
  2. simsaladimbamba

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    If Mac 1 with GPU 1 is screen shared from Mac 2 with GPU 2, meaning Mac 2 controls/observes Mac 1 with screen sharing, GPU 1 is only used on Mac 1, but the actual data transfer of what you see is limited to the network interface you use, either W-LAN or Ethernet. The GPU 1 will not have any effect with this.
     
  3. spoonie1972 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    ok, so watching the meters bounce in VEP5 across screen-sharing attempts to use no QE/CI etc on the "slave" machine?

    I ask only because when i turn off (or minimize into the dock) screen sharing, i get no audio stuttering or dropouts, but when I have it active on the screen, sometimes i do.

    it's a weird issue. fwiw, currently slave machine has no videocard in it.
     

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