Thread: Chicken of the VNC issues
02-01-2010, 05:46 AM #1
Chicken of the VNC issues
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- Dec 04, 2007
Hopefully I am posting this question in the correct place!
I have a small home network, with a server running Ubuntu. To save money and space, the server does not have keyboard, mouse or screen attached, and use my MBP to "drive" it.
I do this by means of X11VNC on the server, and Chicken of the VNC on the Mac.
I get two odd situations, and am unsure if these are Mac issues or server ones!
The first is signing in - COTVNC displays the Ubuntu login screen. I enter my password. SOMETIMES it logs straight in, but that is not the usual situation - I may have to try 8 or 9 times to do this, getting "Reconnect / OK" messages which make no real odds whichever I do.
Is this just a glitch, or am I being really dim?
The second issue is keyboard going haywire - I will enter a text document or terminal in the COTVNC window, and the screen will just fill with a repeating character. Once this happens, the only real remedy is to restart GDM on the server. At which point issue #1 crops up again!
I am getting less and less reliant on a GUI, and am doing more things via SSH, but when it works it's really nice!
One other thing - I can happily COTVNC into other Ubuntu boxes in our network and don't seem to have the same issues. Not sure if that is relevant either.
Thanks in advance!
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