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Old 12-13-2008, 07:56 PM   #1
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VNC, 10.4, 10.5, Chicken of the VNC, Intel and PowerPC troubles

I haven't seen this trouble before, trying to establish a VNC connection between two local computers. When connecting to a remote Mac running Apple's Remote Desktop server in VNC mode using Chicken of the VNC 2.0b4, a garbled display starts drawing and Chicken of the VNC gets screwed up with the following message:

"Connection Terminated"
"Zlib inflate error: invalid block type"


If I instead set up Vine Server on the remote Mac, on any port (say 5900, 5901, etc) my VNC connection works just fine.


The "bad" setup is:
PowerMac G4 (PPC) running Mac OS X 10.4.11, Apple Remote Desktop server's built-in VNC server.
MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5.5, Chicken of the VNC 2.0b4 VNC client.

The "good" setup is:
PowerMac G4 (PPC) running Mac OS X 10.4.11, Vine Server (VNC) version 2.2.
MacBook Pro running Mac OS X 10.5.5, Chicken of the VNC 2.0b4 VNC client.


I have had no problems with IP addresses, ports, etc. I get the same behavior whether it's between two local machines normally or over an SSH tunnel. I have also seen this when trying to control an external PowerBook G4 via an SSH tunnel (though in that case I did not get a chance to try Vine Server).

Any ideas? My gut says this is an endianness problem when Apple's Remote Desktop is acting as the VNC server, though I've never run into an endianness problem with VNC before. The one last combination I haven't had time to try yet is when both machines are PowerPCs in Mac OS X 10.4.


Thanks,
Randy
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Old 12-15-2008, 11:40 AM   #2
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Sorry, I don't know what the problem is. I very much doubt it's in any way related to endianness.

However, if Vine Server works fine, why can't you just use that as a solution?

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Old 12-15-2008, 07:37 PM   #3
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Sorry, I don't know what the problem is. I very much doubt it's in any way related to endianness.

Connections to Apple's built-in VNC server fail as described above.

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Originally Posted by trevor
However, if Vine Server works fine, why can't you just use that as a solution?

I will be able to, in the future, but setting up Vine Server for the remote user is non-trivial, compared to clicking the button to enable the VNC server built into OS X 10.4.


Thank you for reading.
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Old 12-15-2008, 08:27 PM   #4
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What happens if you use a different viewer, such as JollysFastVNC?
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