VNC Viewer under Solaris does not pass ctrl + mouse keys to host???

Fred fma "at"
Wed, 20 Mar 2002 07:48:19 +0000

I run vncviewer and server on solaris 8, sometimes on the
same host.  Sometimes in fullscreen mode, sometimes not,
sometimes with the viewer under twm, sometimes no
windowing system.

Never had a problem with ALT-mousebutton
or Ctrl-Mousebutton.  Maybe that key/button combination
has special meaning for the windowing system of which
vncviewer is a client; maybe the windowing system is
intercepting them?

Fred Ma
Department of Electronics
Carleton University, Mackenzie Building
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, Ontario
Canada     K1S 5B6
fma "at"

> Date: Tue, 19 Mar 2002 15:27:41 -0800
> From: Andrew Ward <award "at">
> Subject: VNC Viewer under Solaris does not pass ctrl + mouse keys to host???
> When I run VNCviewer on my solaris box (SunOS award-u10 5.8
> Generic_108528-07 sun4u sparc SUNW,Ultra-5_10), I CANNOT access any
> Xterm menus (ctrl+leftMouse or ctrl+middleiMouse or ctrl +
> rightMouse).
> When I launch VNCViewer from a PC, I have FULL access to these menus.
> When I access those menus directly on xterms launched on that Solaris
> box (not through VNC server / viewer) I ALSO HAVE FULL access to these
> menus.
> I am using ~award/vnc_sun4_sosV_5.5/Vncviewer.  (The troubled viewer
> and host are running on the same machine.) It has been working fine up
> until ECS pushed Solaris 8 on top of me. Since then it has been bad.
> And, I DO start my vnc server with:
> vncserver -pn -depth 24 -alwaysshared -geometry 1152x900 ; autocutsel
> Any insights would be greatly appreciated.
> - -Andrew
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