#44 Incompatible with RealVNC 4.0beta

v1.3.6
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Jason Harris
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2004-08-18
2004-01-27
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I tried using the Windows beta4 thats available from
www.realvns.com because I have two monitors on my
2000 box at work.

When I connect from home on my eMac running
OSX10.2.8 (through a DigiTunnel), I get the full-screen
just fine, and all mouse activity, screen work, etc work
just fine.

Typing any single key into any other window results in
Chicken crashing - it appears that an unexpected
encoding scheme is being detected.

Typing into a CONSOLE window works fine, which is
odd, but I assume that VNC handles console windows
differently somehow

jeffl@spatialinfo.com

Discussion

  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris
    2004-01-28

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    Chicken should be generating a crashlog when it dies. You can get
    it by opening /Applications/Utilities/Console or by looking in ~/
    Library/Logs/CrashReporter.

    It would be helpful if you could attach that here.

     
  • Wout Mertens
    Wout Mertens
    2004-02-08

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    I see the same thing. Details:
    type almost any key => You get a window saying "Unknown rectangle
    encoding 3145734 -> exiting"

    So it doesn't crash, it just stops displaying. Disabling ZRLE makes it
    behave normally.

     
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    Yes i have the exact same problem, But i like the beta 4 because it
    is easy to setup the different servers using different ports. but
    when i am on my mac on a remote desktop i obeserve the same
    error i cannot use my keyboard!

     
  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris
    2004-02-09

    • assigned_to: nobody --> smeger
     
  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris
    2004-02-09

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    Okay, sounds like this is the same bug as #688352, which I officially
    vote "the worst bug in Chicken".

     
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    I submitted the bug originally and I can confirm that in 1.3.6:
    a) switching to 24-bit color fixes the problem but my screen ends
    up very blue - not a workable alternative
    b) switching *off* ZRLE encoding whilst leaving the others seems
    to fix the problem, although I haven't tried it heavily - but it "felt
    slower"

    In no case has it actually *crashed* so there's been no console log
    to attach.

    jeffl@spatialinfo.com

     
  • Dave Hill
    Dave Hill
    2004-08-06

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    I've been bashing my head against this for an hour or so. I'm connecting
    to vnc server 4.0b4 (Xvnc version 4.0b4 - built Sep 19 2003 09:32:30)
    on RH9 from my mac using an SSH tunnel.

    Switching the local colour model from 24 bits to 16 bits fixes it, turning
    off the encodings didn't help.

    I d/l'ed the GEN_2_GUI version from CVS and built it and that fails the
    same way.

    Dave Hill

     
  • Dave Hill
    Dave Hill
    2004-08-06

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    Sigh, even that didn't work. I managed to get past the GDM login screen
    and open a terminal window, then it died when I tried to type into the
    shell.

    I have also tried adding "-Protocol3.3" to the Xvnc command line and
    that didn't fix it either.

    So I'm stuck.

    Dave

     
  • Dave Hill
    Dave Hill
    2004-08-06

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    Me again - success!! Having tried all the other OSX vnc clients
    I could find on the net and they all failed the same way, I
    got suspicious of the server. If you type "Xvnc 4.0b4 rectangle"
    into Google, you get

    http://www.realvnc.com/pipermail/vnc-list/2003-November/041754.html

    which says "yes, we know there are rectangle problems in 4.0b4!"

    To cut a long story short, I found that the Fedora Core 2 RPM
    4.0-1.beta4.11 works fine (so far, touch wood), so someone
    must have patched it. I was using 4.0-0.beta4.3 before.

    Sorry for the previous mutterings, we now return you to your
    normal chickens...

    Dave Hill

     
  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris
    2004-08-18

    • status: open --> closed-invalid
     
  • Jason Harris
    Jason Harris
    2004-08-18

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    Thanks for the update Dave, it would have sucked to have been banging
    on this one for no reason. I appreciate it.

    Closing bug.