I have three relevant systems. A Powerbook (G4) that was updated this morning, A G4 desktop running 10.4.9 but at least a touch out of date, and an iBookG3 (original) running 10.2.8. In every case I’m using Chicken of the VNC as the client, and Vine Server 2.1 as the server. I’m not using a system server, but I have the server automatically starting when I login to each user.
The two primary modes are for the iBook to connect to the desktop (desktop is server) and for the desktop to connect to the powerbook (PB is server) (I’m not particularly trying to do this at the same time.) In both cases this works great, IF I’m logging in while that user is logged in. However, using it with Fast User Switching doesn’t seem to work for me.
I know that if I login to another user on the desktop and log back out, the connection to that machine freezes. Vine shows a message about being reinitialized - but restarting Chicken isn’t sufficient, I have to restart Vine. Restarting Vine usually makes it work even without restarting Chicken.
The other configuration is newer to me, but I’m certain that I just tried to use it, and as soon as the PB was user-switched to another user, I could see the login screen and couldn’t interact with anything. Restarting the connection from the chicken side didn’t do anything.
Now, I completely realize this is free software, and that this might be a Chicken problem or, really, is basically an OS X problem, but you’ve been very helpful on lots of threads here, so perhaps you have some pointers for me?
I do all sorts of programming, networking and etc for a living, and I’m not at all afraid to use Terminal if I can do something that would help figure it out. (In fact, if there’s a way to tell Vine to restart from a remote SSH session, that alone would help.)