Newbie, Windows XP, "-config" causes viewer to hang
jnw "at" realvnc.com
Tue Feb 1 10:47:00 2005
192.168.1.21 looks like an address allocated by DHCP. Are you _sure_ that
the server machine is still using that address by the time you try to
connect with the VNC Configuration file? If possible, it's usually better
to use a machine's name rather than its IP address, since DHCP-allocated IP
addresses will change dynamically whereas names normally won't.
Wez @ RealVNC Ltd.
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> [mailto:vnc-list-admin "at" realvnc.com] On Behalf Of Mike Barnes
> Sent: 01 February 2005 09:47
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> Subject: Newbie, Windows XP, "-config" causes viewer to hang
> I've just downloaded RealVNC onto my Windows XP Home system. It works
> well connecting to another Windows XP Home system here on the LAN.
> Actually it works well *only* if run it from the Start menu
> item created
> by the install program. When I try to run the viewer with a
> configuration file, it always fails.
> Specifically: I start the viewer, observe the proper server address in
> the dialog box, click on OK, it connects and works fine. I do F8,
> Options, Defaults, Save Configuration File As, specify a place on my
> hard disk, I get "Options saved successfully". I disconnect,
> navigate my
> way to the VNC file I just saved, and double-click on it
> expecting it to
> connect. What actually happens is that I get a grey box in
> the middle of
> the screen saying "Attempting to connect to host..." with the Cancel
> button disabled. Nothing further happens. "End Task" is the only way
> I tried alternate ways of invoking the config file, in a
> shortcut and at
> the command prompt:
> "C:\Program Files\RealVNC\VNC4\vncviewer.exe" -config
> The effect is the same. I don't know what to try next. Any ideas?
> It's "VNC Viewer for Win32 4.0 Built on Jun 15 2004 at 14:29:29".
> The contents of the configuration file are:
> Mike Barnes
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