Mon Sep 15 14:47:01 2003
Just wanted to update everyone on the keyboard focus thing... there seems to
be no fix. I hear that other people are having similar problems on Windows
(haven't heard or found anyone who is having the exact same problem in an
all Linux environment like me, but it seems to be similar).
Since I can't put a flaky system into production, I'm just going to scrap
vnc and put the box in with local X only.
If anyone knows of a fix or has even heard of this problem on Linux, I'd
love to hear from you. I've been watching the list to see if I can answer
any questions myself, but most seem to be related to pure Windows
From: Thompson.Todd [mailto:Thompson.Todd@burlington.com]
Sent: Friday, September 12, 2003 9:58 AM
I have a strange problem. I have a production machine running Linux that
I'm about to install at a remote location, and I want to be able to see the
desktop and walk someone through a problem if necessary. To accomplish
being able to share the same session as the person at the console, I'm
running vncserver and vncviewer on the same box with vncviewer as the local
window manager attaching to localhost:1. The utility of it is great, and it
works like I expect, except one thing: if you are at the console and you
switch back and forth between X and a one of the tty console screens, about
every fourth of fifth time you switch the keyboard starts printing garbage
no matter what keys you press, and you have to reboot the machine. There is
no way to press Ctrl-Alt-Del or Ctrl-C or anything. It all just results in
more garbage being printed across the top of a blank black screen.
Does anyone know what is causing this? I've read a few things about the
keyboard losing focus, but it was all related to vncviewer on Windows OS.
Does vncviewer on Linux also have this problem, and is there a workaround?
My configuration is as follows:
1. IBM x225 server
2. RedHat 6.2 w/ kernel 2.4.x (I've tried several kernels in the 2.4 release
with this box, the current one being 2.4.22)
3. VNC 3.3.7
4. vncserver startup command: vncserver -dontdisconnect :1
5. vncviewer startup command: vncviewer -fullscreen -shared localhost:1
Any help is appreciated. I've been Googling this for several days and
trying everything I can think of...
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