I’ve been evaluating Eggplant for a couple of days, and have been quite impressed so far. But I just changed the configuration of my SUT and uncovered a new problem.
My primary SUT is a VMWare instance of Windows XP. Until today it was running on a slightly-outdated version of VMWare Workstation, with the latest version of TightVNC installed on the virtual machine. I had to keep RDesktop running in order to use the mouse on the VNC connection, but other than that glitch the setup was fine.
Today the same instance was transitioned to the much-more-robust VMWare Server, which has a built-in VNC server. When I connect to that server with Eggplant as a client, the color map is wrong… the default-blue background looks orange, and everything else is similarly shifted.
I tried connecting with Chicken of the VNC, and it does not show the color shift (everything looks correct). Thus it seems to be an interaction specifically between Eggplant’s VNC client and VMWare Server’s VNC server.
I tried disabling all of the available VNC encodings except the one that the server was using, for each of Hextile, Z-RLE, and RRE; none showed any change in the color map.
I’ve seen no mention of this behavior elsewhere in the forums. If anyone has seen it before, or can suggest further troubleshooting steps, I’d really appreciate it.