VNC 4 and screensaver
tfseak "at" futurmaster.com
Mon May 17 10:45:01 2004
> > Your so-called "logon" screensaver (there's no such thing as a matter of fact) is just a
> screensaver with password protection, right? Try to change the screensaver.
> Actually it was called 'logon' screensaver in 2000 I think. In XP it's
> named 'Windows XP' screensaver. The logon option is a toggle button that
> I have set by default.
OK, I see. When you said "logon", I thought you've got a logon dialog to input your password, so I thought your screensaver has password protection. I indeed see this "Windows XP" now, but I don't get what you meant by "... toggle button ...". This screensaver in my WinXP has no option (setting).
> As it appears now it seems that the logon option causes a desktop switch
> (not the screensaver). For some reason winvnc4 seems to be unable to
> switch to this new desktop.
Normally, even VNC3 is unable to switch to other screen. A VNC is "attached" to a display, whether it is in console or in TS session. But when you talked about "new desktop", I wonder if you're using "Remote desktop" functionality in WinXP. This is somehow incompatible to VNC because this technology uses "virtual" displays that VNC can't capture.
So, your problem is solved? Glad to hear so.
> > Seak, Teng-Fong wrote:
> >> I'm using VNC with XP too but I don't have this problem. What screen
> >>saver are you using? I'm using the "3D flower" and monitor is going
> >>into sleep mode, but still I have no problem.
> >> Have you, by chance, enabled the "user quick switch"?
> > I have at home, not at the office where I made the trace. The
> > screensaver I use is the 'logon' screensaver.