Xvnc crash with Solaris and Color depth > 8

Daryl Boyd dboyd "at" firefly.ca
Fri Nov 1 12:11:36 2002


Wow! Amazing response!
I've tried just about every implementation I can find. Latest RealVNC, 
Tridia, Tight, and a few others...
All versions that have a Solaris version seem to have the issue.
I'll gladly try any fix when available.

Thanks a lot!
Daryl


Tristan Richardson wrote:

>>>>/ I've done a search on the net, and found other with the same problem.
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>>/> >/ The most usefull link is:
>>/> >/   http://www.realvnc.com/pipermail/vnc-list/2002-June/031590.html
>>/> >/ I contacted the original poster and he indicated that he didn't find
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>>/> >/ solution. He tracked it down to a spot where data is being written
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>past
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>>/> >/ the end of a buffer but didn't understand the code. He is now
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>running
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>>/> >/ the server on a linux box and everything works fine.
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>Hi Daryl,
>
>OK I've spent several painful hours tracking this down (I'm not surprised
>the other guy gave up - it's a #define hell :-).  It turns out to be a bug
>in the X server cfb code where there's a special "optimised" case which only
>gets used on sparc processors when filling rectangles with a tile pattern
>and using >8 bit pixels (!).  Mozilla provokes the problem because of the
>stippled background to its scrollbars.
>
>I'll let you know when I can give you a fixed version to try - hopefully we
>should get it into the upcoming 3.3.5 release.
>
>Cheers
>
>Tristan
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