Why does VNC server on unix just die?

robs robs318 "at" pacbell.net
Thu Apr 22 23:34:01 2004


Yeah, I've seen it. Actually, there are a group of us using Solaris and
we've all seen it. And, we're also tired of it. :)

I sent email to this list a couple of weeks ago, but it didn't a response
(other than from Corni about some directory permissions, which I tried
without effect).



Kelly F. Hickel wrote:

>I've been seeing the following behavior for quite awhile, and I'm
>getting tired of it, so I thought I'd ask....
>>From time to time, I'll go to connect to a VNC server session and it
>will have exited.  There's nothing in the VNC or machine logs, the X
>lock files in /tmp have been orphaned, and the VNC/X process is gone.
>I've seen this with RealVNC servers ranging from v3.3 through v4b4, and
>I've seen it on solaris, RH 7.2, RH 8, RH 9, and Fedora.  I've seen it
>on my office lan, and on my home lan..  Sometimes it seems to happen
>while a client is connected, but it also happens when no client is
>connected.  Usually it seems to happen "off hours", although I've seen
>it happen during the day.  Sometimes it's over the weekend, other times
>just overnight.  I haven't been able to find any pattern, nor any clue
>to what's happening.  Other users at my company (using different servers
>and clients) have also seen this.
>Anybody else seen it?  Any clues?
>Kelly F. Hickel
>Senior Software Architect
>MQSoftware, Inc
>kfh "at" mqsoftware.com
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