vncserver/vncviewer on Red Hat 5.0 alpha

Michael Gilbert mgilbert "at"
Tue, 17 Mar 1998 19:17:10 +0000

>>I have a problem accessing the Xvnc server on my alpha running RH 5.0:
>>I can start the server using "vncserver", and it will stay up until...
>>I try to access it with anything. If I start a viewer either locally with
>>"vncviewer" or on a Win95 machine remotely, the same thing happens. The
>>viewer makes the connection, asks for the password, authenticates, and then
>>the server dies. "Read failed" is the message on the unix side failure.
>>Ditto with the browser/java access. In short, the server runs until a
>>viewer passes authentication, then it gets killed. If I put in an
>>intentional bad password, it fails to authenticate but does not kill the
>>server. Any ideas?

>Are you using the binaries in Solaris 2.4?
>They are compiled for Solaris 2.5.
>I had the same problem until I recompiled them for 2.4.

I am using RH 5.0 Linux/Alpha, and have tried both a compiled version from the sources as well as the OSF binaries (which I have the legal libraries to run). Same thing. No Solaris.

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