Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 510185
vncviewer ignores -LowColourLevel switch
Last modified: 2013-04-30 19:43:44 EDT
Description of problem:
vncviewer ignores the -LowColourLevel switch and uses a 24 bit full colour connection.
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Run "vncviewer -LowColourLevel 2 <host>".
2. Note that the output says "Using pixel format depth 24 (32bpp) little-endian rgb888".
3. Note that the view takes ages to redraw if the host is on a slow link.
A full colour connection is used.
The requested connection type is used.
It seems that the old realvnc client in previous releases had the same problem - the only difference was that it defaulted to an 8bpp connection instead of a 32bpp connection.
After discussion in upstream this is actually not a bug but a feature. When you would like to use reduced color level you have to specify also -AutoSelect=0 parameter.
Main reason is that some users would like to use auto select mode and would like to control which reduced color level is used when autoselecting code decides to switch to reduced color level.
Currently there is another bug in code - you have to use -FullColor=0 in addition to -AutoSelect=0 parameter to get -LowColorLevel working as you wish. This will be fixed in the next release.
You can read the full story on http://email@example.com/msg00395.html.
tigervnc-1.0.0-1.fc11 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 11.
tigervnc-1.0.0-1.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 testing repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
If you want to test the update, you can install it with
su -c 'yum --enablerepo=updates-testing update tigervnc'. You can provide feedback for this update here: http://admin.fedoraproject.org/updates/F11/FEDORA-2009-10416
tigervnc-1.0.0-2.fc11 has been pushed to the Fedora 11 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.
tigervnc-1.0.0-3.fc12 has been submitted as an update for Fedora 12.
tigervnc-1.0.0-3.fc12 has been pushed to the Fedora 12 stable repository. If problems still persist, please make note of it in this bug report.