"Read failed" win32 vnc server
hardguy "at" continuity.it.net.au
Mon, 02 Mar 1998 01:27:43 +0000
Recently I installed the win32 and linux side VNC utilities.
My only concern is vncviewing the win95 desktop. I installed VNC
on the win95 box, I ran the "install default registry settings"
program (perhaps this was my mistake), loaded winvnc and entered
just a simple 4 letter password, made it desktop '1'. Nothing
appeared to be wrong.
On Linux (Debian 1.3.1, 2.0.33, 40MB RAM, XF86), I ran -
vncviewer computer:1 (computer being the name of my other computer :))
The following occured.
vncviewer: VNC server supports protocol version 3.3 (viewer 3.3)
vncviewer: VNC authentication succeeded
vncviewer: read failed
So it appears that it gets to the password prompt (ie. the other end
is responding), it succeeds when I enter the correct password (I tested
it with a wrong password just to make sure), then 'read failed' which
I suspect is at the fault of the Win95 box, as I have successfuly
vncviewed another Win95 box remotely via modem just to test it.
The Win95 box is running a fairly old version of Win95, it's a slow
old dx2/66 with hardly 16MB RAM. You encounter the same 'read failed'
error when you shutdown the Win95 side of the server (when it's working
I would really love to get this working after seeing how well it worked
via a fairly average modem link, if anyone has any ideas (is the registry
settings a possible cause?) could they pleeeease help? Thanks.
Oh yeah! One more thing, since the only way to download the files from
the web page is via the form buttons, I have been unable to get any
win32 test versions since R4 because the cache will only send me that
version, if the filename has Rx in it then I could overcome this problem,
no doubt hundreds of people are downloading old versions thinking it's
a new one. Alternatively, how come the win32 version isn't on the FTP
site? Only the others are there, and are they updated with the ones listed
on the web?