• New PC: Weird VNC client issue

    From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to All on Monday, June 24, 2019 04:14:19
    I built a new desktop PC recently and have been installing and setting up all my software. I normally use VNC to remote desktop to my BBS machine and my Linux machine (running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.1) - and my BBS is running in Windows 7 32-bit in a VirtualBox machine on my Linux machine. I installed TightVNC on my new desktop, and I can VNC to my Windows BBS VM, but when I try to VNC to my Linux machine, it doesn't connect, but it doesn't report any errors either. After I click the Connect button, the TightVNC server input window disappears and then nothing happens at all. I'm not sure what's going on, since it doesn't report an error. I can VNC to my BBS Windows VM just fine though.. Has anyone seen that happen with VNC before?

    Nightfox

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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to Nightfox on Monday, June 24, 2019 17:07:43
    Re: New PC: Weird VNC client issue
    By: Nightfox to All on Sun Jun 23 2019 09:14 pm

    I built a new desktop PC recently and have been installing and setting up al my software. I normally use VNC to remote desktop to my BBS machine and my Linux machine (running Linux Mint Cinnamon 18.1) - and my BBS is running in Windows 7 32-bit in a VirtualBox machine on my Linux machine. I installed TightVNC on my new desktop, and I can VNC to my Windows BBS VM, but when I t to VNC to my Linux machine, it doesn't connect, but it doesn't report any errors either. After I click the Connect button, the TightVNC server input window disappears and then nothing happens at all. I'm not sure what's goin on, since it doesn't report an error. I can VNC to my BBS Windows VM just f though.. Has anyone seen that happen with VNC before?

    Nightfox

    Never had that problem and I've used Tight and RealVNC a lot. You could try the free version of TeamViewer which has linux and windows builds. You can't blank the host screen with the free version, but it works great in a pinch.

    I'm currently using it on windows, linux, and mac machines at home and work.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From Nightfox@VERT/DIGDIST to Zombie Mambo on Monday, June 24, 2019 19:57:12
    Re: New PC: Weird VNC client issue
    By: Zombie Mambo to Nightfox on Mon Jun 24 2019 10:07 am

    Never had that problem and I've used Tight and RealVNC a lot. You could try the free version of TeamViewer which has linux and windows builds. You can't blank the host screen with the free version, but it works great in a pinch.

    I'm currently using it on windows, linux, and mac machines at home and work.

    I've used TeamViewer, and I suppose that could work. I know there are other options out there too.. It's possible to set up the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol to work in Linux too. I was just curious about the VNC thing since I hadn't changed anything on my server at all..

    Nightfox

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Nightfox on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 05:20:25
    Re: New PC: Weird VNC client issue
    By: Nightfox to Zombie Mambo on Mon Jun 24 2019 12:57 pm

    I've used TeamViewer, and I suppose that could work. I know there are other options out there too.. It's possible to set up the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol to work in Linux too. I was just curious about the VNC thing since I hadn't changed anything on my server at all..


    i used teamviewer for a few years. the problem is their support sucks. it's almost non existent. i wont pay for it if that's what they have to show me.

    they did something where i had to validate via email for some reason. the emails arent coming to me. no matter what i do.
    i tried to get ahold of them in several ways. even sales. they ignore me.
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  • From Zombie Mambo@VERT/ZZONE to MRO on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 21:49:33
    Re: New PC: Weird VNC client issue
    By: MRO to Nightfox on Mon Jun 24 2019 10:20 pm

    Re: New PC: Weird VNC client issue
    By: Nightfox to Zombie Mambo on Mon Jun 24 2019 12:57 pm

    I've used TeamViewer, and I suppose that could work. I know there are ot options out there too.. It's possible to set up the Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol to work in Linux too. I was just curious about the VNC thing since I hadn't changed anything on my server at all..


    i used teamviewer for a few years. the problem is their support sucks. it's almost non existent. i wont pay for it if that's what they have to show me.

    they did something where i had to validate via email for some reason. the emails arent coming to me. no matter what i do.
    i tried to get ahold of them in several ways. even sales. they ignore me.

    suppose i'm lucky then, i haven't used their customer service for anything and now, i never will :)

    BTW The idea to use the RDP protocol is a great one as well, shame on me for no suggesting that, as it's been pretty solid as a standby over the years too.

    For me there always seemed to be an annoying lag/screen refresh and lack of fea tures with the VNC solutions. Not sure where they are now with things its been a few years since I played with them.


    Thanks,
    Zombie Mambo

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  • From MRO@VERT/BBSESINF to Zombie Mambo on Tuesday, June 25, 2019 22:45:32
    Re: New PC: Weird VNC client issue
    By: Zombie Mambo to MRO on Tue Jun 25 2019 02:49 pm

    i used teamviewer for a few years. the problem is their support sucks. it's almost non existent. i wont pay for it if that's what they have to show me.

    they did something where i had to validate via email for some reason. the emails arent coming to me. no matter what i do.

    suppose i'm lucky then, i haven't used their customer service for anything and now, i never will :)

    if you ever get locked out from using it like many people were, you will be SOL like me.
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