Problem with the NoMachine remote client and Vista

I’ve been having some serious performance issues running the NoMachine remote client on my new vista laptop, having a bit of time tonight, I thought I would investigate further and on there website I found the solution.

Whats been happening is that when I connect to my linux box using NoMachine, the CPU usage goes from about 5% to 100% and stays there on both cores (I have an Asus duo core laptop), all the other applications I’m runing grind to a halt and the only solution seems to be to kill the nxwin.exe process, sometimes even that doesn’t work and I have to reboot.

The fix is  “Disable Directdraw for screen rendering” under advanced settings.

NoMachine Advanced Settings