Stable VNC Server for Mac OS 9.x? (was Clipboard...)

Richard Schletty rschletty "at" schletty.com
Wed, 27 Jun 2001 21:12:11 +0000


Last couple days, I've encountered less crashing/freezing of ChromiVNC
server (OS 9.1) and more of this: a sudden disconnect and inablility to
reconnect with server. When I physically go to the server, I find that the
Mac's mouse click has not been released. Clicking on the server's mouse
restores everything to full functionality. Appears to be some sort of mouse
click timing problem.

Richard Schletty
Schletty Graphics
Design & illustration for print & web publishing.
Desktop publishing support. Network administration.
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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> From: Jonathan Morton <chromi "at" cyberspace.org>
> Reply-To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Date: Wed, 27 Jun 2001 20:43:18 +0100
> To: vnc-list "at" uk.research.att.com
> Subject: Re: Stable VNC Server for Mac OS 9.x? (was Clipboard...)
> 
>> I just started up with VNC a few days ago. I've tried AT&T's VNCServer for
>> Mac PPC 3.3.3b2 and ChromiVNC Server FAT 3.4.0a5 for Mac and they're both
>> buggy as hell. Both implementations freeze the host Mac frequently. I've
>> tried increasing memory allocation. I'm concurrently running Timbuktu 5.2.4
>> on the 3 Macs I've tested. Could this be causing a conflict in the TCP/IP
>> port range of 5000+? Is there a robust, stable Mac VNC Server out there --
>> one that will live happily in a Mac OS 9.x environment?
> 
> I've not heard of ChromiVNC being unstable recently - in fact I find
> it pretty hard to crash on my own systems (MacOS 8.1 through 9.1).
> First, make sure you installed the latest vncPatches, replacing the
> AT&T version.
> 
> Is there something you can identify that usually causes instability?
> Also, try disabling Timbuktu using the Extensions Manager and see if
> the problem goes away - if it does, talk to Timbuktu.
> 
> The AT&T server *is* unstable.  No bones about it.
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