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

Fred fma "at"
Wed, 20 Mar 2002 23:44:29 +0000

No problem.  Though it would be better if you found
that something else was the culprit.  Not that TightVNC
is bad or anything, quite the contrary, but it actually needs
to be compiled for solaris.  I ran into some problems, and
have been referring friends to

if they want to build VNC on solaris.

No skating for me...wrestling with a thesis that's long
overdue.  Also, housing is very expensive up here, so
one lives where one can, noisy or not.  Has a big impact
on focus and sanity.  There's your negativity for the day.
Are you a canuck migrated south, or just deal alot with

Also, I took a closer look at your response.  When you
say things are OK after accessing the window manager
(WM) directly, I'm not clear on what you mean.  I start
up the viewer a number of ways.  I can either have a
nonVNC desktop open e.g.  via twm, then open up a
viewer as a twm client.  Most of the time, the desktop
inside the viewer is also twm.  Or I can log onto the
console of a sunbox using failsafe mode, where I don't
get any window manager, just a big white immobile
box  with a csh prompt inside.  From that prompt, I can
start a viewer (usually in fullscreen mode), which will
not be a twm client.

The (slight) problem occurs when the viewer *is* a
twm client.  I've set up twm so that the F4 key rotates
the topmost window to the bottom.  This gets
interpretted by the twm process that is hosting the
viewer.  The twm process running for the desktop
*inside* the viewer never gets to see the F4 key.
That's the closest thing I can think of to the problem
you describe.

Anyway, good luck.

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

> Date: Wed, 20 Mar 2002 07:23:38 -0800
> From: Andrew Ward <award "at">
> Subject: Re: VNC Viewer under Solaris does not pass ctrl + mouse keys to host???
> Thanks Fred,
> I might try the tight VNC just to see what happens.
> The funny thing is that the viewer with the problem is running on the
> same machine as the server and when I access the window manager
> directly (fvwm2) there are no probs.
> Anyway thanls for your input. I hope you got in some skating on the
> Rideau this year, but I hear Winterlude was pretty short.
> Regards
> - -Andrew Ward
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