Re: Very Slow USB Transfers
A VT is a virtual terminal. You normally get one using Ctrl-alt-F<2,3,..6> from the GUI display. and can switch back using alt-F7-8.
Trying it in a VT separates scheduling of user processes in the GUI from the transfer. This has been a problem (apparently caused by the automatic process groups created) that seems to primarily affect large file transfers. Trying the transfer in a VT puts it in a new scheduling group. It doesn't guarantee speed though.