Bad Display on XP from VNC on SUSE 9
Paul Jansen Van Rensburg
Paul.JvanRensburg "at" ast.co.za
Wed Apr 20 12:40:01 2005
I have the following software installed on the LINUX machine:
As I am not a LINUX professional, please instruct on what software you
would like me to upgrade.
I am assuming the tightvnc but please confirm.
I am using the free VNC Viewer. Is there a free VNC Server edition for
From: James Weatherall [mailto:jnw "at" realvnc.com]
Sent: 20 April 2005 12:44 PM
To: Paul Jansen Van Rensburg; vnc-list "at" realvnc.com
Subject: RE: Bad Display on XP from VNC on SUSE 9
It sounds like your server is on a relatively slow connection (from the
viewer's point of view), so that it's using 8-bit colour. TightVNC was
based on the old VNC 3 system, which didn't use a very good 8-bit colour
palette for low-colour mode.
Have you tried upgrading to VNC 4 at server & viewer?
It may be that there is some other problem with your setup, of course,
the use of 8-bit colour is the first thing to check...
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
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> Subject: Bad Display on XP from VNC on SUSE 9
> I am running tightVNC 1.2.9-181.1 that came with SUSE.
> The viewer is V 4.1.1 on XP.
> I can open the VNC viewer session from XP and see the KDE
> menus but the
> display is horrible and almost unreadable
> The headings has a pinkish look and the background of a
> terminal session
> is so dark brownish that you cannot read it.
> I have started the VNC server on the Linux box using all the possible
> variations of depth, pixelformat and geometry hoping it would make a
> difference - but it didn't.
> I looked in the VNC log file in the .VNC directory but there is no
> significant error.
> If I connect from this XP machine to a HP or DEC machine, I have no
> problem and the display is fine.
> If I connect from any other PC to this LINUX box, I get the same bad
> result so I assume it is something that I am missing on the VNCSERVER
> Maybe someone knows better to make changes in the .Xresources,
> vncserver, Xrdb, twm or xstartup files that might help ??????
> Any suggestions will be welcome.
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