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Screen Sharing Problem

by Howards185 / September 6, 2009 10:17 AM PDT

I'm having problems screen sharing between an iMac running Snow Leopard and a G4 iBook running Tiger. I have been trying to remotely screen share the iMac from the iBook. I enabled screen sharing on the iMac, and set a password for VNC. Then I tried two different clients on the iBook - Chicken of the VNC, and JollysFastVNC. Both exhibit the same symptoms: they claim the password for vnc access is incorrect, but I KNOW the password is correct, and I have tried several different ones.

Please note that is not an exclusive Snow Leopard problem - I had the same problem with Leopard before upgrading this pas weekend.

Any ideas or suggestions are welcome. thanks. Howard

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Go back and redo all the VNC configurations
by mrmacfixit Forum moderator / September 7, 2009 12:12 AM PDT
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but delete VNC preferences first.


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by Howards185 / September 7, 2009 1:50 AM PDT

thanks for the suggestion, but I doubt if that will fix the problem. For one thing, after trying Chicken of the VNC on the iBook many times, I downloaded JollysFastVNC and tried it - It detected the iMac immediately, but when I tried to logon, I for the same "password incorrect" message.

I also noticed thet is I changed the vnc password on the iMac to something simple like "abc", the next time I opened thescreen sharing password panel it had many more than 3 characters.

I suspect that the preference file for screen sharing may be corrupted. Anyone know where it is and what it's called ?

thanks. Howard

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