Frozen Screen from Previous Session
Tue Nov 5 12:26:01 2002
I fixed the problem. You are right about how VNC works.
My problem was that I rebooted that the actual server desktop looked nothing
like what vncviewer was returning to me, for I had since done work directly
on the machine. When I would go home to view the server machine from home, I
would get screen I saw the day before--as though nothing had happened.
What I ended up having to do was reboot the server machine. When I
reinitiated an outgoing connection, I was golden.
Thank you for writing.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Robert A. Book" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 2:19 PM
Subject: Re: Frozen Screen from Previous Session
> Sorry for the late response.
> Forgive me if I am misunderstanding the question, but I thought this
> was how VNC was supposed to work. When the viewer disconnects, the
> server session remains active -- the display is retained, programs
> keep running etc.
> I use this all the time... from the office, I connect to my home PC
> (the VNC server) and do some work, then shut down my office computer
> and go home. When I get home I start VNC viewer (server and viewer
> are now on the same machine) and the VNC session is right where I left
> it, so I can resume work right where I left off. The next day, I go
> back to my office, and find the session the same as I left it when I
> left home.
> Not only is this a case of "not a bug but a feature," but this feature
> is one of the motivations behind VNC. Indeed, the very first feature
> listed on the old VNC home page (http://www.uk.research.att.com/vnc/)
> "No state is stored at the viewer. This means you can leave your
> desk, go to another machine, whether next door or several hundred
> miles away, reconnect to your desktop from there and finish the
> sentence you were typing. Even the cursor will be in the same
> > Hi,
> > Yesterday I initiated an outgoing connection from Windows 2000 to a
> > viewer on Windows XP. Everything worked fine for several hours.
> > I'm not sure how it happened, but on the viewer end the display froze
> > had to close the connection.
> > Now, whenever I reinitiate an outgoing connection to this listening
> > vncviewer gives me back the same screen I saw the day before. This is
> > have rebooted the machine that is in listening mode.
> > Anyone ever seen this before?
> > Thanks,
> > Bob
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