[winswitch] trying out xpra/winswitch

Neal Becker ndbecker2 at gmail.com
Fri Jan 4 12:47:05 GMT 2013

I have some info about 4.  It seems if I use xpra directly, the server
started on the remote is using Xdummy driver, as per my xpra.conf.  But
when started by winswitch, it is not.  Any ideas?

On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 8:30 PM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com> wrote:

> 4. emacs started manually on remote using xpra looks much nicer than emacs
> started via winswitch.  I could send screenshots.
> On Thu, Jan 3, 2013 at 8:20 PM, Neal Becker <ndbecker2 at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Trying out latest on Fedora 17.
>> 1. Which way to configure Xorg?  Right now I'm trying xvfb with the dummy
>> driver:
>> xvfb=/usr/bin/Xorg-nosuid -dpi 96 -noreset -nolisten tcp +extension GLX
>> +extension RANDR +extension RENDER -logfile
>> ${HOME}/.xpra/Xorg.${DISPLAY}.log -config /etc/xpra/xorg.conf
>> This seems to look nice on emacs.  But I wonder if this is the "best"
>> option?  One thing is, it seems RANDR extension is reported as missing.
>>  For example, running xrandr --verbose from within emacs reports that.
>> 2. winswitch works, but if I try to start a remote desktop session it
>> works with xpra, but not NX.  I believe it said something about ssh server
>> not forwarding?
>> 3. In winswitch, if I try to start a different size desktop session, it
>> does not change size.  Probably related to RANDR missing?

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