please help : "screen format not supported" error

mark0mark0 Member

When I am starting the vine server (ver 3.0) i see the following error in the log :
"OSXvnc-server[262:10b] screen format not supported."

Any help will be much appreciated


  • JonathanOSXJonathanOSX ForumAdmin admin
    This usually happens when starting the server from an "unprivileged" login. For Mac OS X only logins done at the console (or via Fast-User-Switching) or the ROOT user has the privilege to access the screen buffer. Unlike X-Windows that will create a desktop session for you, the mac only serves an existing screen session.

    The other (less likely) possibility is that you don't have a video display running (even a virtual one) and so the computer doesn't have a screen size to display.
  • mark0mark0 Member

    it looks like a problem with the display driver, i will look into it.
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