Messed up VNC

damian misc at
Tue Mar 11 11:07:21 UTC 2008

Hello all,

I'm running a VNC server in this way:


Section "Module"
    Load        "vnc"

Section "Screen"
    # Allow VNC access to this screen
    Option        "SecurityTypes"    "VncAuth"
    Option        "UserPasswdVerifier"    "VncAuth"
    Option        "PasswordFile"    "/root/.vnc/passwd"

The problem is that when I try to look at the screen from a different 
machine (I'm usung TightVNC on XP), the display is all garbled. I can 
log in find, but it looks like there are about 4 screens interlaced 
horizontally. I can kind or see what I'm doing enough to press a couple 
of buttons, but it's not usable. Any ideas what could be happening? I'm 
running the screen at1280x720. I think that everything was fine with VNC 
when my display settings were wrong (I had a squashed 4x3 display 
fitting into a 16x9 box for months), but it's broken since I 'fixed' it.

Any ideas?


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