Intermittent problem on Solaris x86
Joel E. Lieberman, Ph.D.
Wed Jun 18 19:08:01 2003
Hi Folks -
I am having an intermittent problem with VNC Server on Solaris x86. I run
the vncserver to start (Xvnc). I have appropriate entries in
../.vnc/xstartup to invoke the CDE windows manager.
The problem is that about 80% of the time, The remote vncviewer will connect
to the server and the correct desktop will be displayed, however, at other
times, the "grey screen" will be displayed instead of the CDE desktop.
Also, sometimes the first couple of viewer connections will show correct the
desktop, and then after exiting the viewer, the next viewer connection comes
up with the "grey screen".
As I said, this is intermittent. If I go and kill the :1 VNC server and
restart it, everything will be fine until the next unexpected "grey screen".
I have not had this problem before with Solaris SPARC or Linux. Does
anybody have any ideas why this intermittent behavior happens, and what to
do to fix it? I have searched the archives for "grey screen" postings and
they generally fall into the category of 'all I get is a grey screen...'.
My problem seems to be different in that it is randomly intermittent.