Xvnc screensaver

a.umpleby@ic.ac.uk a.umpleby "at" ic.ac.uk
Wed, 27 Jun 2001 13:25:13 +0000


>> ...the 'gray' background with the big X
>
> The grey pattern and the large X is the X server

No - I'm talking about the *screensaver* (at least, I presume that's what
it is) - Check out the -s and -p options for Xvnc...

The 'big X' I refer to is not the 'default X server cursor' that you get
when no window manager is running. I'm referring to a *very* big X that
changes its size and location at various intervals (as specified by the
-p option to the Xvnc command) - it can be anything from almost the whole
screen in height down to a few dozen pixels - and it also can switch from
black to white.

This gray-screen-with-big-X comes on after Xvnc has been idle for a few         
minutes, and it is only annoying for me because it means that when I          
reconnect from home I have to wait a very long time (over modem) for it        
to send that initial gray (alternate black-and-white pixels) pattern. 
...totally unnecessarily, of course, since it vanishes as soon as I move    
the mouse! - and also about the *worst possible* pattern for the encoders
to deal with (which is why it takes so long)!

Does anyone know what I'm talking about...?

Bye!

Adrian
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