On Fri, Mar 10, 2006 at 02:10:42PM -0500, Scot L. Harris wrote:
On Fri, 2006-03-10 at 12:26 -0600, Rex Dieter wrote:
> akonstam(a)trinity.edu wrote:
> > The program vncviewer will not connect to the Apple Remote Server of
> > OS X which is their built in VNC server. Does anyone have a suggestion
> > for a substitute vnc viewer that might work?
> Without knowing what the problem/incompatibility is, it's hard to speculate.
> -- Rex
Here's one wild a** guess, find out what port vncserver uses on the
Apple system. Normally vnc uses ports from 5900 up. Typically in
vncviewer you need to specify the port by appending :1 or similar number
to the IP address (or name) where :1 would use port 5901, :0 would be
port 5900, :2 would be port 5902, etc.
The other possible problem is that one or the other system has a
firewall blocking vnc.
Additional info on the error being seen and details on how you are
invoking vncviewer would help diagnose the problem.
Ok invoking vncviewer pandora01
VNC Viewer Free Edition 4.1.1 for X - built Aug 4 2005 06:43:41
Copyright (C) 2002-2005 RealVNC Ltd.
for information on VNC.
Fri Mar 10 21:35:02 2006
CConn: connected to host pandora01 port 5900
CConnection: Server supports RFB protocol version 3.889
CConnection: Using RFB protocol version 3.8
>>> At this point a window opens asking for a passwd. I enter
passwd . Then the following lines appear.
Fri Mar 10 21:35:07 2006
TXImage: Using default colormap and visual, TrueColor, depth 16.
CConn: Using pixel format depth 6 (8bpp) rgb222
CConn: Using ZRLE encoding
a screen image opens filling with random colors. The screen image
disappears and the following lines are printed on the console screen.
At the same time a window opens with the error message : unknown
message type. I click ok and the application quits.
Fri Mar 10 21:35:27 2006
CConn: Throughput 6263 kbit/s - changing to hextile encoding
CConn: Throughput 6263 kbit/s - changing to full colour
CConn: Using pixel format depth 16 (16bpp) little-endian rgb565
CConn: Using hextile encoding
unknown message type 255
Any ideas about what is wrong? No error messages appear in the