XP black screen on initial connection
Fri Sep 5 18:22:00 2003
On Friday, September 05, 2003 12:32 PM [GMT-5=EST], jwaterbrook
>> Hi - I have been searching for an answer to the same problem you
>> have had with using VNC after using MS Remote Desktop. Do you have
>> any information on this issue please ?
>> Thanks, Ron Coleman
> I know this is a known issue, can anyone enlighten us and the many
> more out there with the same bug?
> No reply's mean to me that no one cares, if you have any info on this
> (hopefully fixes), please send a quick email to the list.
I don't know of any VNC-specific fixes regarding this issue. However,
there /is/ a Windows XP-specific fix:
1) *DO NOT* use the 'Welcome Screen'
2) *DO NOT* use 'Fast User Switching'
3) *DO NOT* use 'Remote Desktop'
(I am not sure if 1 and 2 are completely necessary)
So, in essence, all I can recommend is to forget about using Remote
Desktop, or to forget about using VNC -- they currently can't coexist.
Maybe this issue will be resolved by the time version 4 has gone gold.
It seems to me that the reason this happens is because the Remote
Desktop session changes the screen geometry, but doesn't revert it back
to the normal user's resolution until *after* they log back in; so when
the RD session is finished, the geometry is in limbo mode. It has been
my experience that after the normal user continues his/her interactive
session, VNC will connect without any problems.