Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 208983
With compiz enabled on a server, VNC is broken
Last modified: 2010-02-22 06:53:30 EST
Description of problem:
Compiz being enabled on an X server breaks VNC.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Enable compiz on machine A
2. VNC into machine A from machine B
3. Move a window, open a menu... something like that
Changes are reflected on the screen of machine A, but not machine B.
Changes are reflected on the screens of both machine A and machine B.
05:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon R350 [Radeon 9800
Exact same with:
On FC6, compiz actually refuses to start inside VNC, claiming that there is no
composite extension. Is it possible to change X11 startup scripts so that if
compiz doesn't start, metacity is attempted instead?
GNOME VNC server (vino) also doesn't work. VNC client sees only black screen.
Zack, sorry, for the silly boiler-plate message, but here we are:
Since this bugzilla report was filed, there have been several updates, which may
have resolved this issue. Users who have experienced this problem are encouraged
to upgrade their system to the latest version of their distribution available.
Please, if you experience this problem on the up-to-date system, let us now in
the comment for this bug, or whether the upgraded system works for you.
If you won't be able to reply in one month, I will have to close this bug as
INSUFFICIENT_DATA. Thank you.
I have all updates loaded, this is still broken on 6 separate PCs.
*** Bug 228063 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Zack, haven't you promised me something?
I worked around my problem by having this in ~/.vnc/xstartup:
# Uncomment the following two lines for normal desktop:
OK, you have persuaded me.
The other day I decided it was time to upgrade to rawhide, since I'd heard it
wasn't too bad.
It is. Intel driver is broken.
If only Intel driver ... :-)
Changing version to '9' as part of upcoming Fedora 9 GA.
More information and reason for this action is here:
I just experienced this when upgrading from FC10 to FC11-preview and rawhide(20090531 which will become FC11.
In FC10 the 'nvidia' driver worked with vino and compiz. Compiz works in FC11 but vino server just shows the initial screen to the client when you connect remotely (I am using RealVNC on windows to connect to FC11).
[static@leeloo ~]$ rpm -q vino compiz xorg-x11-server-Xorg
Latest nvidia driver at this time:
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I confirm this bug in FC12. Using vnc to access remote machine running vino, the screen is not updated in the vnc viewer window if remote machine has desktop effects enabled. No problem without desktop effects.
(In reply to comment #16)
> I confirm this bug in FC12. Using vnc to access remote machine running vino,
> the screen is not updated in the vnc viewer window if remote machine has
> desktop effects enabled. No problem without desktop effects.
If both macines have supported versions of Fedora (i.e., >= 11), please file a new bug for the issue. Attach also your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf, if available), output of the dmesg command, system log (/var/log/messages), and X server log file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link above.
We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.
Thanks in advance.