Compatibility of Xvnc 4.0 with vncviewer for Windows CE?

James Weatherall jnw "at"
Sat Apr 10 20:46:00 2004


VNC 4 is compatible with the older VNC 3 system, but it's possible that the
viewer you are using has some custom modifications that prevent it from
working with VNC 4.  It's also the case that some third-party viewers
(incorrectly) check the server version and disconnect immediately if it is
not what they expected.  If that is the case then you can use the VNC 4
Protocol3.3 setting to tell Xvnc to use the older protocol version.


Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.

> -----Original Message-----
> From: vnc-list-admin "at" 
> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at"] On Behalf Of david feldman
> Sent: 10 April 2004 13:30
> To: vnc-list "at"
> Cc: wb0gaz "at"
> Subject: Compatibility of Xvnc 4.0 with vncviewer for Windows CE?
> I have the following version of Xvnc installed on a linux box:
> Xvnc version 4.0b4 - built Sep 19 2003 09:32:30
> It works well (that is, with other EXCEPT in conjunction with 
> vncviewer.exe 
> that I installed for Windows CE on MIPS (it is version 3.3.2 
> or 3.2.2, I 
> forget which, but it's the version fetched from
> Further, vncviewer for ce/mips seems to work fine (although 
> very slowly) 
> with winvnc server (tightvnc 1.2.9)  installed on a w2k box.
> It appears when vncviewer starts that it is able to tell if 
> there is a 
> server present (that is, if I give vncviewer an inactive 
> server to talk to 
> it gives an error), however, it does not reach the point of 
> asking for the 
> password of the Xvnc session (the dialog box does not appear.)
> It appears there is some ethernet traffic flowing during the 
> attempted 
> session start (about one message per second).
> Even if I wait for a long time, the session does not start.
> As this interaction (Xvnc 4 with vncviewer for CE) is important for a 
> project I'm working on, I'd really like to get assistance in 
> troubleshooting 
> and resolution. I'd be happy to dig into technical details, and with 
> getting-started assistance, would be happy to spend time at this.
> Very tnx,
> Dave
> wb0gaz "at"
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