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VNC Remote Desktop fails on my iMac

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I have an iMac G5 running OSX 10.4.10.

I have Remote Desktop enabled and configured in Share Preferences.

Using Real VNC from a windows machine, I get a login screen into my MAC and my password is being accepted (because if I type a bad password it tells me VNC authentication failed), but as soon as type in the good password the MAC screen flashes open for half-a-second and then disappears.

I've tried from various other windows machines and get the same thing.  It's like it's opening a connection and then almost instantly failing.

Any way to fix this or find out what's going on?

Thanks.
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Eoin OSullivan earned 2000 total points
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It sounds like you've done everything right .. even enabling access in the OSX Firewall for Apple Remote Desktop.

So here's what I suggest
1. DISABLE the Apple Remote Desktop Service in the Sharing Preferences but leave the Firewall settings Open for Apple Remote Desktop
2. Download and Install Vine Server (http://www.redstonesoftware.com/products/vine/server/vineosx/index.html).  This is a FREE VNC Server application which is MUCH more flexible than the in-built OSX VNC server
3. Assuming you use the default settings you will be accessing the Mac using port 5900 or also you can enter 0
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thanks!
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