Lion VNC broken (Blank screen, wall paper only)

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by layte, Jul 23, 2011.

  1. layte macrumors regular

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    I need to be able to use VNC to view and control my Macbook Pro. Unfortunately after upgrading to Lion all I get when I VNC into the machine is the following screen
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    Very useful, and a complete show stopper for me. I have tried fiddling with all screen sharing and remote admin options to no avail. Trying different clients makes no difference either.
     
  2. *LTD* macrumors G4

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    Seems like an app issue.

    I use other VNC apps and they work just fine.
     
  3. layte thread starter macrumors regular

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    I guess I can just rollback to SL, at least that 'just worked'.
     
  4. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    I get the same thing, have you found a workaround at all?
     
  5. layte thread starter macrumors regular

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    Unfortunately not. I've had to fall back on my Snow Leopard backup for now. Perhaps I'll try again in a few months. In the meantime I have submitted this to Apple as a bug report.
     
  6. callagga macrumors member

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    not working for me either from XP via VNC - tried ""Only use protocol 3.3"" but this didn't solve anything - setup mac for screen sharing (not remote control)

    interestingly in the system log, after I try to connect with VNC (nothing else) I see the following - there are some logmein lines in there for some reason (also noting logmein is busted under Lion for the moment too...)


    loginwindow[768]: Login Window Application Started
    loginwindow[768]: **DMPROXY** Found `/System/Library/CoreServices/DMProxy'.
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[758]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.434 - Debug - LMIGUIAgent - SessionManager - sessionTerminating
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[758]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.434 - Debug - LMIGUIAgent - SessionManager - DisplayServer stop
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[758]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.434 - Debug - LMIGUIAgent - SessionManager - DisplayServer close
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[758]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.434 - Debug - LMIGUIAgent - GUIAgent - DisplayServerStopped.Sent[758]
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[758]: Session - Error occured:read errno: (9) Bad file descriptor
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[758]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.437 - Debug - LMIGUIAgent - SessionManager - Connection closed
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[758]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.437 - Debug - LMIGUIAgent - SessionManager - Closing DisplayServer
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[758]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.437 - Debug - LMIGUIAgent - SessionManager - DisplayServer close
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[758]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.437 - Debug - LMIGUIAgent - SessionManager - Exiting
    com.apple.launchd[1] (com.logmein.logmeinguiagent): Unknown key for boolean: UseLMILaunchAgentFixer
    com.apple.launchctl.LoginWindow[770]: com.apple.findmymacmessenger: Already loaded
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[774]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.511 - Info - LMIGUIAgent - Main - starting...
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[774]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.511 - Info - LMIGUIAgent - Main - started:774 uid:0 (parent:1 launchd)
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[774]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.512 - Info - LMIGUIAgent - Main - waiting for window server connection
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[774]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.531 - Info - LMIGUIAgent - Main - waiting for window server session
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[774]: 2011-07-26 09:02:46.532 - Info - LMIGUIAgent - Main - connecting to session manager
    ManagedClient[776]: MCX.createConnection bootstrap_register failed = 1100
    loginwindow[768]: Login Window Started Security Agent
    loginwindow[768]: kCGErrorFailure: CGSPackagesGetWorkspaceType: couldn't get workspace type
    loginwindow[768]: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.
    SecurityAgent[777]: Echo enabled
    com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[774]: 2011-07-26 09:02:47.178 - Debug - LMIGUIAgent - SessionManager - SessionAgentStarted
    com.apple.launchd[1] (com.logmein.logmeinguiagent[758]): Exited with code: 1
    SecurityAgent[777]: kCGErrorFailure: CGSPackagesGetWorkspaceType: couldn't get workspace type
    SecurityAgent[777]: kCGErrorFailure: Set a breakpoint @ CGErrorBreakpoint() to catch errors as they are logged.
     
  7. themouse1 macrumors newbie

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    I never used VNC before. But one particular program gives you a keypad on the iPad to control a music notation program on the Mac. I downloaded it and confirmed the connection to the Mac. But the buttons did not work at all.

    A note from the developer told me that Lion has added a new wrinkle regarding VNC connection; you must be logged out before making that connection. When when you log back in it will work. And it did.

    I have no idea if that's at play here, but it seemed to take people by surprise on the 'Sibelius' board.
     
  8. Smacky macrumors 6502

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    Yeah logging out can be used as a workaround, but not if you want to have programs running on the machine while you aren't logged in via VNC, e.g. downloading something or encoding a file
     
  9. boomhaueruk macrumors newbie

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    Still broken now in May 2012!

    https://discussions.apple.com/thread/3190260?start=120&tstart=0
     
  10. ankh macrumors member

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    Same issue here -- intermittently. I suspect the destination Mac is asleep, anytime anyone goes and does anything to it, after that, it connects OK. Until the next time it's been neglected.
     
  11. ankh macrumors member

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    and easy answer --- set up the built in ScreenSharing and it works fine.
     
  12. meme1255 macrumors 6502

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    After login on gray screen , type your name and password [ ( both case-sensitive) and it works ( at least for me) ]
     
  13. Sky Blue Guest

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    this has been fixed in ML. Shows a login prompt now.
     
  14. meme1255 macrumors 6502

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    Sky Blue: That makes sense, in my opinion, is login window in Lion already, although not visible --> Due this my solution works ;)
     

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