7 Replies Latest reply: Nov 14, 2007 10:38 AM by Dan P.
Dan P. Level 3 Level 3 (705 points)
I used to be able to use Apple's VNC server to control my Mac from a Windows XP machine using Ultra VNC. Now, Ultra VNC seems to establish a connection, but gets hung up drawing the first screen. The first screen never appears. I get the same bad results whether I am tunneling via SSH or whether I'm attempting to connect in the clear over port 5900. Has anyone else had any luck? I should also point out that I have been able to get the Mac to cooperate if I disable Apple VNC Server and instead use Vine VNC Server.

iMac G5 2 GHz; PwrBk 12 667; Macbook Pro 1.83, Mac OS X (10.5)
  • Michael Erb1 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Similar problem here except I'm using TightVNC viewer on my laptop.

    The initial connection is made, then when I enter the -correct- password (which was established on the iMac running Leopard) I get an "incorrect password" ERROR. This worked fine under Mac OS 10.4.10 and older. But Leopard has broken something.
  • sebf Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I am having the same problem, as Leopards VNC server doesn't seem to support image compression with UltraVNC so its imposable to control over the internet as every screen refresh is done in true color making it VERY slow. Selecting something like 256 colors in UltraVNC will result in an immediate disconnect, any ideas if its possible to use Leopards VNC server with compression?
  • Kildjean Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I use Vine Server for OS X (formerly OSXvnc, you can download it from: http://www.redstonesoftware.com/products/vine/server/vineosx/index.html )

    Vine Server is a full featured VNC server for Mac OS X providing remote access to the GUI, keyboard and mouse using Vine Viewer or any other VNC client. Vine Server offers a rich and unique feature set among Mac OS X VNC servers including:

    * Flexible port assignment for multiple VNC servers on a single computer
    * System servers that run independently of user accounts
    * Outstanding clipboard sharing; Exchange of rich text, images, files and applications when used with Vine Viewer

    Plus, Vine Server is a full Universal Binary For Improved Intel performance and it is offered by Redstone for FREE.
  • sshen Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    how do you make it to work so that my tightvnc client can connect to it remotely outside of my network?
    i use port 5909 to setup vine server (server mode or not) and this worked great in tiger. now i simply cannot connect even though i added the vine application to leopard's firewall (or disable the firewall completely).

    vine server was installed in tiger i used upgrade option to leopard. i did not re-install vine. i can vnc into vine via customized port 5909 within my network not not from outside.

    thank you for your help! shen
  • Dan P. Level 3 Level 3 (705 points)
    If you're able to connect from within the network, but not from outside, the problem might be that you have not configured your router to forward port 5909 to the computer to which you want to connect.
  • fixmdude Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I use VNC Viewer Free Edition 4.x and it stopped connecting after the upgrade to Leopard. After reading suggestions online and changing my color setting from 64 colors up to Full Colors, now can connect to the server again. Slow screen paint, but at least I can connect again. Thanks.
  • Dan P. Level 3 Level 3 (705 points)
    Thanks. That did the trick.