[CentOS] TightVNC controlling a Mac OSX 10.4.9.

William Hooper whooperhsd3 at earthlink.net
Fri Mar 23 13:48:10 UTC 2007

John Summerfield wrote:
> Justin Cataldo wrote:
>> Ah I see.  Well that should work.  It's obviously connecting since you
>> get the dot.
>> I've had similar issues with TightVNC before.  It sits for ages saying
>> it is doing the initial screen draw, but never connects.
>> I'd suggest trying RealVNC (realvnc.com).
>> *VNC Free Edition for Linux (x86)
>> http://www.realvnc.com/cgi-bin/download.cgi
> The version RH ships does not work -
> [summer at bilby ~]$ vncviewer emu
> VNC viewer for X version 4.0 - built Mar 31 2005 17:48:27
> Copyright (C) 2002-2004 RealVNC Ltd.
> See http://www.realvnc.com for information on VNC.
> Fri Mar 23 21:09:18 2007
> CConn:       connected to host emu port 5900
> CConnection: Server supports RFB protocol version 3.889

Apple pulled a number out of the air for the protocol version.  With
RealVNC 4, it is close enough to the real number that the viewer picks the
wrong encoding.  I also believe there are other incompatibilities, but you
will have to look at the RealVNC list for more details.

I believe people have had some success with the Windows version of
VNCViewer 4.1.2, which has an option to force it to use the older 3.3
protocol.  I don't know if 4.0 for Linux implemented this option.

William Hooper

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