Serious bug with X forwarding?
hornung "at" uni-math.gwdg.de
Tue Sep 7 14:29:00 2004
definitely not, this happens with several kinds of VNC viewers, the last
two versions from realvnc and another one from a screen grabbing tool from a
university here. It even works when I try to log in twice with an empty (and thus
On the server side we have SuSE Linux 8.2 (kernel 2.4.20),
XFree86 4.3.0, realvnc viewer 4.0 with a Matrox MGA G400 graphics card.
On Fri, 3 Sep 2004, James Weatherall wrote:
> You state that you are disconnecting either by kill -9'ing the vncviewer
> (which is overkill and not necessary in all but extreme cases) or by using
> Exit from the F8 menu.
> Are you sure that the user is not actually disconnecting by selecting Logout
> from their window manager on the server?
> Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
> > > The problem arises when the Linux clients disconnect, there's no
> > > problem with the Windows clients. The disconnecting of the first
> > > client works fine, but when the second client disconnects, the
> > > VNC-server seems to restart, and the whole X System with it ->
> > > Windowmanager is halted -> X (with VNC) restarts ->
> > Windowmanager restarts.
> > >
> > > Procedure to reproduce:
> > > 1) Start VNC-Server (RealVNC 4.0.1) as X module (see
> > > http://www.realvnc.com/v4/x0.html ) for further instructions
> > > 2) Connect from another linux-machine with any version of
> > the RealVNC
> > > vncviewer to the server
> > > 3) Shut down the vncviewer (with kill -9 or F8 -> Exit viewer)
> > > 4) Repeat steps 2) and 3)
> > > 5) X server on the first machine will restart