Freeze-screen ...

James [Wez] Weatherall jnw "at"
Wed, 01 Jul 1998 11:28:08 +0000

On Tue, 30 Jun 1998, John Logsdon wrote:

> Hi
> I am running WinVNC 3.3.1 on W95 to view a Linux box (not my ultimate
> dream of course) and this is permanently connected - both machines being
> up 24 h/day.
> Sometimes, a little glitch occurs whereby the WinVNC screen doesn't
> respond - well the xterm's black out and nothing can be sent - unless I
> save something on the W95 disk.  I can understand it when my W95 m/c
> goes to sleep (I have power saving on both screen and disk - not on the
> Linux machine) but thos also occurs when I just Alt-Tab between W95 and
> VNC and nothing has dozed off. 

Alt-tabbing between apps can confuse VNC because it gets the alt down but
not necessarily the alt up event.  Have you tried pressing and releasing
the Alt key when such a lockup occurs?


James "Wez" Weatherall
Olivetti & Oracle Research Laboratory, Cambridge, UK.
Tel : Work - 343000

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