Using RH 9.0 with configure --prefix=/usr I get a black
screen when I use a vnc client. Odd thing is, that I
can click and such, and it does happen on the remote
machine, it just doesn't display.
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I need more details to fix that bug! First: Did you start
x11vnc on the same machine as the X11 is running? Did you
try with "-noshm"? What is the output of x11vnc? What viewer
are you using?
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Okay, so here it is.
After my first report of this bug I couldn't repeat it, and
I was really scratching my head. Then yesterday I was able
to re-create it. It seems if you have x11vnc running and
are in a virtual terminal (you know hitting ctrl-alt-f3 or
such, personally where I typically run x11vnc) the screen is
completely blank. Yes mouse clicks and such will still take
place, but you can't see anything.
Now this may be a bug that is not possible to be fixed, but
it still is a bug. If nothing else, documentation needs to
be added about this.
So it is not a bug, but rather a feature: if XFree86 is not
visible, it does not update the graphics. Sounds reasonable
I'll ask Karl to include it in the FAQ, though, as it might
seem unexpected to a user.
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Hi, I actually discussed this already in my FAQ:
I just tweaked the wording to make it a little easier to find.
It is also discussed here:
I was hoping ShadowFB would provide a workaround (since it is
not too slow on todays h/w), but it doesn't.
So IMHO this isn't so much a x11vnc bug as an RFE for the
XFree86 X server (or even Linux kernel). I may be wrong,
but I don't think it can be fixed with changes to x11vnc
Dscho: Could we perhaps have a link to my page
(or the #FAQ sub link) somewhat easy to get to from
libvncserver sf.net? I guess google gets most people there,
but might want to make it clear that's where the main
documentation for x11vnc is.
What's that old saying? The difference between a bug and a
feature is documentation? Granted it was in there, but
shouldn't this "feature" be included in the ReadMe so that
it is painfully obvious when someone hasn't RTFM? (As of
version 0.6.1 the readme was for libvncserver.)
It just seemed to me, since you had to list the display
number, it would export that display (regardless of the fact
of visibility on the computer in question.) Since this is a
console based app, there was no reason, (as far as I could
tell) to run it in the current display.
This hits upon an interesting point, and one I'd like to
persue a little more (atleast for gnome2.) Perhaps an
applet can be added, so that:
1.) configuration is easy (checkboxes and such)
2.) The display varible is always the current display
3.) To the user, the idea shifts from a server to an
application that requires an active display
Now personally I've been meaning to learn how to write
applets for gnome2, and this might be a good starting point.
I'm going to see what I can do in the next couple of weeks,
but I'd like to know, if I do this and actually create this
x11vnc applet, is it something you'd like to include in
x11vnc or is it purely and exercise for me?
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