Why does VNC server on unix just die?

Kelly F. Hickel kfh "at" mqsoftware.com
Fri Apr 23 03:49:00 2004


> -----Original Message-----
> From: William Hooper [mailto:whooper "at" freeshell.org]
> Sent: Thursday, April 22, 2004 11:08 AM
> To: vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
> Subject: Re: Why does VNC server on unix just die?
> 
> Corni Beerse said:
> >> Anybody else seen it?  Any clues?
> 
> I've had VNC sessions last into the months.  I generally use blackbox
for
> my WM, what are you using?
[Kelly F. Hickel] Gnome, usually 
> 
> > Investigatons include settings of used stuff that can make this
happen:
> > - autologout from the window manager or display manager (gnome, kde,
cde
> > etc)
> > - bad connections: If a vnc-session detects a missing connection,
the
> > viewer
> > fails. If it does not detect a missing connection (there is no
keyboard
> or
> > mouse
> > action) then the network can be disconnected an connected after
which
> the
> > session continues...
> > - automatic clearing of X11 sockets (I've seen this on Solaris)
> 
> I would also add check for screensavers to that list.  A number of
weird X
> issues that happen when people are away are caused by problematic
> screensavers.  Of course since VNC is a "virtual" display, there is no
> need to have a screensaver anyway.
[Kelly F. Hickel] That's a good thought, I'll try setting the
screensaver to something boring, it usually is on automatic rotation, so
it could be a buggy screen saver....

-Kelly
> 
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