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Old 11-16-08, 10:09 PM   #1
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I just go the nvidia beta driver to install and all is well. The only thing i cant seem to get working is Remote Desktop/VNCserver. If i launch vncserver from the cmd line it works. but enabled remote desktop in the gnome gui and connecting i get this error:
ReadExact: Socket error while reading.
Have others gotten this same error after upgrading? I had to change a bunch of things to get this driver installed. So i didnt know if it was something else I or if its the new driver. So i figured I would bounce it off everyone. Does your install do the same thing?

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Old 11-17-08, 01:55 AM   #2
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Default Re: 180.06 and VNC

Regarding how little i know about how the driver really works, dont take my ideas to serious, but i have a hard time thinking that the graphicsdriver caused vncserver to stop working... It is possible i guess but as I said, dont really know how this driver works...

But if you tell us more specificly what things you canged from the wokring configuration i guess we are more capable to diagnose the problem

If you cant remember(I know dont remember what I change for a very long time ) at least maybe you know the nature of the things you changed like files in /etc or simillar?
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Old 02-05-09, 11:25 PM   #3
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Default Re: 180.06 and VNC - socket error while writing

I'm looking for a solution to the same behavior. I've done a fresh install of Debian etch (2.6.18-6-686). Gnome Remote Desktop/Vino/VNC worked. Then I completed the nvidia installer (NVIDIA-Linux-x86-180.22-pkg1.run). I rebooted. After reboot, VNC fails. I'm using UltraVNC client and TightVNC client (not sure of version). The error message is "WriteExact: Socket error while writing" on UltraVNC and "ReadExact: Socket error while reading." on TightVNC.

When I try to connect, I notice that the vino-server process crashes and restarts (I see a new process id).

If I run a second vino-server, it starts up on port :1. In I hit that with a VNC client, that vino-server immediately crashes.

05/02/2009 06:21:28 AM Autoprobing TCP port
05/02/2009 06:21:28 AM Autoprobing selected port 5901
05/02/2009 06:21:28 AM Advertising security type: 'TLS' (18)
05/02/2009 06:21:28 AM Advertising authentication type: 'No Authentication' (1)
05/02/2009 06:21:28 AM Advertising security type: 'No Authentication' (1)

05/02/2009 06:21:44 AM Got connection from client
05/02/2009 06:21:44 AM other clients:
The program 'vino-server' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadImplementation (server does not implement operation)'.
(Details: serial 93 error_code 17 request_code 145 minor_code 5)
(Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)

Thanks for your help. On a prior installation of this version of etch but an older version of the nvidia driver I had no such problems.

The graphics card is an evga geforce 8600 gts.
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Old 02-05-09, 11:34 PM   #4
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Well.. that was easy... other than trying to figure out the source of the problem for two days.

I downgraded to NVIDIA-Linux-x86-171.06.01-pkg1.run and that worked like a charm.

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