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Old 02-06-2012, 09:31 AM   #1
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TightVNC viewer screen on remote PC not dynamic?


I just installed TightVNC on my home computer for remote access and was testing it out at home first but when I log into the desktop from my laptop, the remote screen on the laptop stays static when I move the mouse around and click on things in it. However, when I look over at my desktop, I can see the mouse moving around on the screen. Is there some setting I need to change to allow the screen on the remote machine to actually move? I've looked in the configuration but don't see anything that stands out.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 09:48 AM   #2
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what is the content of your startup script?..post here
 
Old 02-06-2012, 10:15 AM   #3
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Not sure which one that is...Is that in the .vnc folder?
 
Old 02-06-2012, 10:19 AM   #4
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Oh wait, think I found it.
This?

Code:
$geometry = "1024x768";
$depth = 24;
$desktopName = "X";
if (-d "/usr/share/tightvnc-java") {
    $vncClasses = "/usr/share/tightvnc-java";
}
$vncUserDir = "$ENV{HOME}/.vnc";
#$fontPath = "unix/:7100";
$authType = "-rfbauth $vncUserDir/passwd";
 
Old 02-06-2012, 12:47 PM   #5
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If what you mean is...

Do I understand you correctly?
When you are in viewer, you move the mouse and the mouse cursor does not move. Looking over at the machine where vncserver is running, you can see your movements with the remote mouse moving the server sides mouse cursor.

This would indicate that communication IS taking place, but your client side screen is not getting updates. I have not observed this behavior in ANY version of VNC. The default configuration is for the client to display the activity, so I doubt it would be a setting unless you have modified settings away form the default.

Are you sure that the screen update is not simply slow or delayed?

Can you tell me (us) what operating systems are running on your two machines?

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Old 02-06-2012, 01:53 PM   #6
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It is called startup in /home/user/.vnc directory
 
Old 02-06-2012, 07:01 PM   #7
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Do I understand you correctly?
When you are in viewer, you move the mouse and the mouse cursor does not move. Looking over at the machine where vncserver is running, you can see your movements with the remote mouse moving the server sides mouse cursor.

This would indicate that communication IS taking place, but your client side screen is not getting updates. I have not observed this behavior in ANY version of VNC. The default configuration is for the client to display the activity, so I doubt it would be a setting unless you have modified settings away form the default.

Are you sure that the screen update is not simply slow or delayed?

Can you tell me (us) what operating systems are running on your two machines?
The mouse cursor moves on my laptop (Windows Vista) but I don't see any movement in the window. To clarify, it's more like I'm clicking on a screen shot of my desktop. I am affecting the desktop (Mint 11), though, as I can see the mouse cursor moving around and clicking on things when I look over at it.
I don't think it's a delay unless it's a major one as I was attempting to get it to work for over 20 minutes.




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It is called startup in /home/user/.vnc directory
I'll check that when I get home.

Last edited by Nymn; 02-06-2012 at 07:02 PM.
 
Old 02-06-2012, 11:11 PM   #8
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This is in the startup script.

Code:
#!/bin/sh

xrdb $HOME/.Xresources
xsetroot -solid grey
#x-terminal-emulator -geometry 80x24+10+10 -ls -title "$VNCDESKTOP Desktop" &
#x-window-manager &
# Fix to make GNOME work
export XKL_XMODMAP_DISABLE=1
/etc/X11/Xsession
 
Old 02-07-2012, 05:23 AM   #9
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not sure this is it, its called xstartup
 
Old 02-07-2012, 10:27 AM   #10
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I don't know, that's the one I have, it's called xstartup and it's in the .vnc folder.
 
  


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