Getting VNC password wrong 5 times kills X server

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NLPOS9 - Novell Linux Point Of Service 9


You can login via vnc into a NLPOS9 client or server, but if you happen to type in a wrong password 5 times, the client's X server crashes.


This happens due to a bug in the X server's vnc module.
Currently there's a PTFready for download which will be replaced by a maintenance update later.

On a Admin- or Branchserver install the package with YaST2 or directly with

rpm -Uhv XFree86-server-

To install the fix on a POSclient, copy the downloaded package on your server to/opt/SLES/POS/maintenance/sles/suse/i586/and rebuild your image.

For further information, see the NLPOS9 documentation esp.
9.2.3 Distribution Source Document (Distribution.xml)

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  • Document ID:3722243
  • Creation Date: 30-Jan-2007
  • Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
    • SUSE Linux Enterprise Point of Service

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