Freezing monitors and quick refreshes in VNC
Wed Nov 13 18:21:56 2002
James ''Wez'' Weatherall <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I use VNC to display realtime data on about 10 monitors from a live feed
via the Internet. I am using Professional (including the German version
of Professional) and 98 on all of the systems. The program works fine
for the most part, however occasionally I get one of the monitors
freezing up for about 10 seconds. Lately, one of our machines does this
somewhat more frequently (i.e. 3 times in 2 hours). This machine uses
Professional in German, and is running no other programs. (Network is
10/100Mb using TCP/IP)
I have tried polling just the active window (which is all I really
need), and using VNC Hooks to tie the refresh rate to the timer. This
doesn't seem to help. Any suggestions?
Thanks for any help.
Steve in D|sseldorf
When you say "one of the monitors freezes up for about 10 seconds", do
you mean that updates to the client stop for a while?
Yes, that is exactly what I mean. Either the client isn't updating, or the server isn't sending. I think it is the former, because (and I am assuming this) the server simply does a broadcast to specific IP addresses, and all of the other machines receive quick refreshes. One of the machines is a 166 Mhz Pentium, which has frozen only once. The other (real problem) machine is a 500 Mhz Intel.
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