[VNC] RE: Screen artifacts...
Ashley M. Kirchner
ashley "at" pcraft.com
Mon Nov 14 20:14:01 2005
James Weatherall wrote:
>1. Are you using VNC 4.1.1 and the vnc.so module to make your desktop
>accessible via VNC, or some other VNC-server implementation?
On the FC4 machine:
# rpm -q --info vnc-server
Name : vnc-server Relocations: (not
Version : 4.1.1 Vendor: Red Hat, Inc.
Release : 10.1 Build Date: Thu 04 Aug
2005 05:02:15 AM MDT
Install Date: Fri 11 Nov 2005 10:42:15 PM MST Build Host:
Group : User Interface/X Source RPM:
Size : 2992572 License: GPL
Signature : DSA/SHA1, Thu 11 Aug 2005 10:13:35 AM MDT, Key ID
Packager : Red Hat, Inc. <http://bugzilla.redhat.com/bugzilla>
URL : http://www.realvnc.com
Summary : A VNC server.
>2. Do you get the same artefacts if you use x0vncserver instead?
If I use ... what? Not sure I know what you're referring to there.
>3. Which brand of graphics card are you using, and are you sure you have
>the latest XFree86/Xorg drivers for it?
It's on-board video, based on the Intel i815 Chipset. Whether I
actually have the latest drivers, I don't know. This is a freshly
installed machine with all the updates applied.
Not knowing what may be causing the artifacts, I didn't know where
to start looking and/or prodding. However, FC4 also comes with Remote
Desktop buildin, which as I understood it, is not vnc, but it based on
Microsoft's Remote Desktop. If I use that with vnc-viewer, everything
works fine. No artifacts. But the moment I use vnc-server, I get those
artifacts. I don't want to use the Remote Desktop feature because I
would need to be logged on to the server for it to work, whereas with
VNC, I just tell X to load the vnc module and I'm done.
W | It's not a bug - it's an undocumented feature.
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