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Bug 998142 - wrong arguments for vncviewer under gnome-rdp
wrong arguments for vncviewer under gnome-rdp
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: gnome-rdp (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Luis Bazan
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2013-08-17 13:05 EDT by john casey
Modified: 2015-02-17 11:48 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2015-02-17 11:48:16 EST
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Description john casey 2013-08-17 13:05:00 EDT
Description of problem:

Create a vnc session for gnome-rdp client.   Add server ip with vnc port (ex:, protocol - vnc, with a given profile. and idenentity. 

Then connect to the vnc session:  You will see nothing happen.  Check the log and look at the command line.  Missing server address, as follows.:

Information: Creating process for vncviewer  -user root -depth 24
Error: TigerVNC Viewer 64-bit v1.3.0 (20130724)
Error: Built on Jul 24 2013 at 16:42:04
Error: Copyright (C) 1999-2011 TigerVNC Team and many others (see README.txt)
Error: See for information on TigerVNC.
Error: usage: /usr/bin/vncviewer [parameters] [host:displayNum] [parameters]
Error:        /usr/bin/vncviewer [parameters] -listen [port] [parameters]
Error: Options:
Error:   -display Xdisplay - Specifies the X display for the viewer window
Error:   -geometry geometry - Standard X position and sizing specification.
Error: Parameters can be turned on with -<param> or off with -<param>=0
Error: Parameters which take a value can be specified as -<param> <value>
Error: Other valid forms are <param>=<value> -<param>=<value> --<param>=<value>
Error: Parameter names are case-insensitive.  The parameters are:
Error: Global Parameters:
Error:   ZlibLevel      - Zlib compression level (default=-1)
Error:   Log            - Specifies which log output should be directed to which
Error:                    target logger, and the level of output to log. Format is
Error:                    <log>:<target>:<level>[, ...]. (default=)
Error:   ImprovedHextile - Use improved compression algorithm for Hextile encoding
Error:                    which achieves better compression ratios by the cost of
Error:                    using more CPU time (default=1)
Error:   via            - Gateway to tunnel via (default=)
Error:   FullscreenSystemKeys - Pass special keys (like Alt+Tab) directly to the
Error:                    server when in full screen mode. (default=1)
Error:   MenuKey        - The key which brings up the popup menu (default=F8)
Error:   SendPrimary    - Send the primary selection and cut buffer to the server as
Error:                    well as the clipboard selection (default=1)
Error:   SendClipboard  - Send clipboard changes to the server (default=1)
Error:   AcceptClipboard - Accept clipboard changes from the server (default=1)
Error:   Shared         - Don't disconnect other viewers upon connection - share the
Error:                    desktop instead (default=0)
Error:   ViewOnly       - Don't send any mouse or keyboard events to the server
Error:                    (default=0)
Error:   RemoteResize   - Dynamically resize the remote desktop size as the size of
Error:                    the local client window changes. (Does not work with all
Error:                    servers) (default=1)
Error:   listen         - Listen for connections from VNC servers (default=0)
Error:   geometry       - Specify size and position of viewer window (default=)
Error:   DesktopSize    - Reconfigure desktop size on the server on connect (if
Error:                    possible) (default=)
Error:   FullScreenAllMonitors - Enable full screen over all monitors (default=1)
Error:   FullScreen     - Full screen mode (default=0)
Error:   Maximize       - Maximize viewer window (default=0)
Error:   QualityLevel   - JPEG quality level. 0 = Low, 9 = High (default=8)
Error:   NoJPEG         - Disable lossy JPEG compression in Tight encoding.
Error:                    (default=0)
Error:   CompressLevel  - Use specified compression level 0 = Low, 6 = High
Error:                    (default=2)
Error:   CustomCompressLevel - Use custom compression level. Default if CompressLevel
Error:                    is specified. (default=0)
Error:   PreferredEncoding - Preferred encoding to use (Tight, ZRLE, Hextile or Raw)
Error:                    (default=Tight)
Error:   LowColourLevel - Alias for LowColorLevel
Error:   LowColorLevel  - Color level to use on slow connections. 0 = Very Low (8
Error:                    colors), 1 = Low (64 colors), 2 = Medium (256 colors)
Error:                    (default=2)
Error:   FullColour     - Alias for FullColor
Error:   FullColor      - Use full color (default=1)
Error:   AutoSelect     - Auto select pixel format and encoding. Default if
Error:                    PreferredEncoding and FullColor are not specified.
Error:                    (default=1)
Error:   passwd         - Alias for PasswordFile
Error:   PasswordFile   - Password file for VNC authentication (default=)
Error:   DotWhenNoCursor - Show the dot cursor when the server sends an invisible
Error:                    cursor (default=0)
Error:   PointerEventInterval - Time in milliseconds to rate-limit successive pointer
Error:                    events (default=0)
Error: Viewer Parameters:
Error:   x509crl        - X509 CRL file (default=)
Error:   x509ca         - X509 CA certificate (default=)
Error:   SecurityTypes  - Specify which security scheme to use (None, VncAuth)
Error:                    (default=VeNCrypt,X509Plain,TLSPlain,X509Vnc,TLSVnc,X509None,TLSNone,VncAuth,None)
Information: Process completed

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

[root@prava-dev2 ~]# rpm -qa | grep gnome-rdp

[root@prava-dev2 ~]# uname -a
Linux prava-dev2.home.lan 3.10.6-200.fc19.x86_64 #1 SMP Mon Aug 12 14:49:42 UTC 2013 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

[root@prava-dev2 ~]# rpm -qa | grep gnome-rdp

[root@prava-dev2 ~]# rpm -qa | grep vnc
Comment 1 Mike Heller 2013-08-28 05:05:30 EDT
I've seen the same problem here.

unable to create successful any vnc profile within gnome-rdp and tigervnc:

Information: Creating process for vncviewer  -user xxxxx -depth 24 -encodings raw

Error: TigerVNC Viewer 32-bit v1.3.0 (20130724)
Error: Built on Jul 24 2013 at 16:44:53
Error: Copyright (C) 1999-2011 TigerVNC Team and many others (see README.txt)
Error: See for information on TigerVNC.
Error: Wed Aug 28 10:59:46 2013

There is no hostname provided on the error log and the and the othre parameter aren't supported either from tigervnc.
Comment 2 john casey 2014-03-02 19:55:24 EST
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