9.04: xrdp 0.4 + vnc4server results in flashing screen on login

Bug #375755 reported by Edward Lee on 2009-05-13
This bug affects 1 person
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xrdp (Ubuntu)
Nominated for Hardy by arun

Bug Description

Binary package hint: xrdp

xrdp 0.4 logs in successfully with vnc4server. However the desktop is unusable, it being flashing [i.e clear/draw](ing) all the time.

Steps to reproduce: sudo apt-get install xvnc vnc4server vnc4-common
Connect to localhost with built-in Terminal Client

FIX: use tightvncserver instead....

Robert Citek (robert-citek) wrote :

Can you expand on what you mean by "use tightvncserver instead" ?

Do you mean uninstall something else and replace it with tightvncserver? If so, what is that something else?

Do you mean change a configuration file to point to tinghtvncserver? If so, what configuration file?

Or something else?

On my 9.04 system using xrdp-0.4.0~dfsg-9, I also experience the flicker. The system is a default install of Ubuntu 9.04 plus xrdp, and it has several vnc packages installed:

$ dpkg -l | grep -i vnc
ii libgtk-vnc-1.0-0 0.3.8-2ubuntu2 A VNC viewer widget for GTK+ (runtime librar
ii tightvncserver 1.3.9-4 virtual network computing server software
ii vinagre 2.26.1-0ubuntu1 VNC client for the GNOME Desktop
ii vino 2.26.1-0ubuntu1 VNC server for GNOME
ii vnc4-common 4.1.1+xorg1.0.2-0ubuntu7 Virtual network computing server software
ii vnc4server 4.1.1+xorg1.0.2-0ubuntu7 Virtual network computing server software

- Robert

Scott Brown (scotty-b-brown) wrote :

I have the exact same problem...

Scott Brown (scotty-b-brown) wrote :

Fixed it by removing xrdp and associated dependencies (vnc4server and vnc4-common), installing tightvnc and then installing xrdp (which then doesn't use vnc4).


Edward Lee, this is not reproducible. If this is reproducible in a supported release, please file a new report via a terminal:
ubuntu-bug xrdp

Please feel free to subscribe me to it.

Changed in xrdp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Invalid
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