256 color Server

Peter Doshi pdoshi01 "at" student.vill.edu
Fri, 27 Mar 1998 23:19:04 +0000


James [Wez] Weatherall wrote:
> 
> On Fri, 27 Mar 1998, Peter Doshi wrote:
> 
> >  > vncviewer 192.168.0.2:0
> > vncviewer: VNC server supports protocol version 3.3 (viewer 3.3)
> > Password:
> > vncviewer: VNC authentication succeeded
> > vncviewer: read failed
> 
> This looks like a problem with WinVNC deciding that it can't handle the
> current screen mode.  How many colours does your desktop use (the setting
> you use in the Display Properties/Settings panel.)?

The desktop has 256 colors.  It can't go higher, either, due to
limitations of an old ET4000 1MB.  Resolution is 800x600 non-interlaced.

> > WinVNC 3.3.1: 486 DX2/66, 16MB, WinVNC R9, Windoze 95
> > vncviewer: PII, 64MB, FreeBSD vnc port.
> 
> It's possible that WinVNC hasn't got enough system resources to run.  It's
> not likely, though.

Yes, the other windoze machien which *did* work was a P120 16MB laptop.