3.3.5 Problems starting server on Sun

Kevin Minney kminney@cadence.com
Tue Nov 12 17:18:02 2002


Hi Tristan,

by chance that is what I just discovered. I was comparing the old and the new vncserver files and saw that it had changed. Set it back to '8' in the vncserver file and it starts ok now!

Your suggestion of setting '-depth 8' is a better way of doing it though, rather than modifying vncserver,

One interesting thing is that a colleague of mine is able to run on his machine without this change, I guess there is something different in his setup. Or maybe because he is in the head office on the same network as the Sun machines and I am thousands of miles away, connected using ADSL that makes a difference. Anyway for speed reasons I only ever use 8bit, so I am happy now that I have a solution,


thanks,

Kevin



-----Original Message-----
From: Tristan Richardson [mailto:tjr@realvnc.com] 
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 7:35 AM
To: vnc-list@realvnc.com
Subject: Re: 3.3.5 Problems starting server on Sun


I think this is because the default depth is now 16, and the "-cc 3" option only works with depth 8.  Try adding "-depth 8" to the vncserver command.

Cheers

Tristan

----- Original Message -----
From: "Kevin Minney" <kminney@cadence.com>
To: <vnc-list@realvnc.com>
Sent: Tuesday, November 12, 2002 12:57 AM
Subject: 3.3.5 Problems starting server on Sun


> Hi,
>
> after using VNC for about a year I noticed that a new version has been 
> released (3.3.5), so I decided to give it a try ..
>
> I can't seem to start the server on my Sun machine, if I check the 
> logfile
in
> the .vnc directory I see ..
>
>
> 11/11/02 16:45:42 Xvnc version 3.3.5 - built Nov  1 2002 10:18:33 
> 11/11/02 16:45:42 Copyright (C) 2002 RealVNC Ltd. 11/11/02 16:45:42 
> Copyright (C) 1994-2000 AT&T Laboratories Cambridge. 11/11/02 16:45:42 
> All Rights Reserved. 11/11/02 16:45:42 See http://www.realvnc.com for 
> information on VNC 11/11/02 16:45:42 Desktop name 'X' (u60pks91:6)
> 11/11/02 16:45:42 Protocol version supported 3.3
> 11/11/02 16:45:42 Listening for VNC connections on TCP port 5906
> 11/11/02 16:45:42 Listening for HTTP connections on TCP port 5806
> 11/11/02 16:45:42   URL http://u60pks91:5806
>
> Fatal server error:
> Couldn't add screen
> xrdb: Interrupted system call
> xrdb: Can't open display 'u60pks91:6'
> xsetroot:  unable to open display 'u60pks91:6'
>
>
>
> And here is what my xstartup file looks like ..
>
>
> #!/bin/sh
>
> xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
> xsetroot -solid grey
> #xterm -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" & #dtwm 
> & /usr/dt/bin/Xsession &
>
>
>
> And this is how I am trying to start the server ..
>
>
> ./vnc-3.3.5-sparc_solaris_2.5/vncserver :6 -alwaysshared -cc 3 
> -nolisten
local
> -geometry 1280x1024 &
>
>
>
>
> I have had no problem starting VNC up till now, the above xstartup 
> file
has
> worked ok for the previous version I have been using (3.3.3r2). I have
tried a
> few different things, including clearing out my .vnc directory and 
> letting
vnc
> create a default xtartup file but the server still fails to start up,
>
> can anyone suggest what might be wrong?
>
> thanks,
>
> Kevin
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