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    Default Cannot type password when using vncserver

    I am running vncserver on OPENSuse Leap 15.1 like so:
    myusername@opensuse:~> vncserver

    You will require a password to access your desktops.

    Password:mypassword
    Verify:
    Would you like to enter a view-only password (y/n)? n

    New 'video:1 (myusername)' desktop is video:1

    Creating default startup script /home/myusername/.vnc/xstartup
    Creating default config /home/myusername/.vnc/config
    Starting applications specified in /home/myusername/.vnc/xstartup
    Log file is /home/myusername/.vnc/video:1.log


    When I connect from Windows 7 using either TightVNC Viewer or UltraVNC Viewer I am presented with the linux login screen as expected.
    But when I try to type the password the characters appear to get deleted so I can never enter the password fully.

    I can only type about 2-3 charachters and then they get deleted. Its as if there is a refresh every few seconds that clears what I have typed.

    What is this happening and how can I resolve it?

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    Default Re: Cannot type password when using vncserver

    I got around this by using the command line entry with the password on the command line:
    Windows:
    Code:
    "C:\Program Files\VNC\Ultraviewer.exe" /autoscaling /password mypasswd 192.168.1.119
    Linux:
    Code:
    wine "C:\Program Files\VNC\Ultraviewer.exe" /autoscaling /password mypasswd 192.168.1.119
    This enters the password for me. My Ultraviewer is version 1.0.9.5 - Other version might work - this one works fine for Linux and Windows clients.
    I found the windows version works better than the linux versions. I use the default wine from OpenSUSE repos.
    Opensuse 15.1 with VirtualBox VM's (Windows 98, XP, 7, 8.1, 10 & OpenSUSE 15.0)

    Unix since 1974 (pdp-11 in "B" , Interdata 7/32 in "C") (AT&T, Tandy, Convergent, IBM, NCR, HP flavors)
    Linux since 1995 (mandrake, redhat, fedora, centos, now OpenSUSE)

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