VNC server not working after reboot

Raye Raskin rayer "at" lucent.com
Fri, 11 Aug 2000 19:50:00 +0000


Sorry if this has already been answered, but I searched the message
archives and saw references to this problem but no resolutions or fixes.

I can connect if and only if I'm already logged in locally.  For
example, if I "Close all programs and log in as a different user" I
can't connect anymore.

I'm running NT 4.0 SP6a

IE 5.5

VNC is installed as a service.  I installed it as myself, proving I have
administrator privileges.

Below, I'm connecting from my Unix machine and I'm logged in locally on
the NT box.

..............................................
% vncviewer
VNC server supports protocol version 3.3 (viewer 3.3)
VNC authentication succeeded
Desktop name "rayer-pc"
Connected to VNC server, using protocol version 3.3
VNC server default format:
  16 bits per pixel.
  Least significant byte first in each pixel.
  True colour: max red 31 green 63 blue 31, shift red 11 green 5 blue 0
Warning: Cannot allocate colormap entry for "grey"
Using default colormap and translating from BGR233.  Pixel format:
  8 bits per pixel.
  True colour: max red 7 green 7 blue 3, shift red 0 green 3 blue 6
Got 8 exact BGR233 colours out of 256
Using 130 existing shared colours
..............................................

No problem!  I close the vncviewer connection from my Unix box.

Now, I log off my NT machine, and try to connect again from the same
Unix machine:

..............................................
% vncviewer
VNC server supports protocol version 3.3 (viewer 3.3)
VNC authentication failed
..............................................

The server must be running, otherwise I wouldn't have been presented
with the password prompt, right?

I know I typed the password correctly, I've tried it too many times.

By the way, I can "Close all programs and log in as a different user"
while I'm connected, and I stay connected.

Any ideas?

Thanks.

Raye.

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  Raye Raskin, Config Mgmt Engineer (mailto:rayer "at" lucent.com)
  Lucent Technologies, 1701 Harbor Bay Parkway, Alameda, CA 94502
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