XP black screen on initial connection
Fri Sep 5 22:26:00 2003
Thanks, Adam, for some good insight on what you think the problem is.
I'm having a hard time believing something can't be done about it on the VNC side though.
Fixes, to me, don't mean "don't use it", they mean "change this and it will work", so I'd like to pursue this a bit further.
While a remote user is in a remote desktop session, the local computer screen is at the "welcome screen". The resolution hasn't changed and the user can log in and interrupt the remote desktop session if he chooses. The local screen is still there, and usable, so I see no reason VNC should not be. MS will continue to have support for Remote desktop as a way to phase out VNC and push their proprietary version. I prefer an open source version, rather than a microsoft version, maybe we can figure this out if someone has some insight on the subject.
Adam Pavelec wrote:
> On Friday, September 05, 2003 12:32 PM [GMT-5=EST], jwaterbrook
> <email@example.com> wrote:
> >> 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.