[winswitch] running xpra from the command line after installing Window-Switch bundle? (OS X)

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Tue Nov 12 03:52:37 GMT 2013

On 12/11/13 10:05, Levy, Roger wrote:
> On Nov 11, 2013, at 6:44 PM, Antoine Martin <antoine at nagafix.co.uk> wrote:
>> On 12/11/13 02:38, Levy, Roger wrote:
>>> Hi,
>>> I’m a longtime user of a much earlier version of xpra and am trying to use the more recent versions now.  I’m on OS X 10.9; I installed the Window-Switch.dmg (version 0.12.2) but I can’t figure out how to connect up to my remote sessions.  In the old days, say I have a remote session running on port 10; I would run
>>>  xpra attach ssh:<my_server_name>:10
>>> What do I do now with the new Window-Switch app installed?  I tried running 
>>>  /Applications/Window-Switch.app/Contents/Resources/bin/xpra
>>> but that just starts a Python session.
>> The "xpra" command you want lives in Contents/MacOS/
> Thanks for your quick response!  But:
> M:/Users/rlevy$ /Applications/Window-Switch.app/Contents/MacOS/Xpra_Launcher 
> Traceback (most recent call last):
>   File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
> ImportError: No module named client_launcher
That's the launcher script - I'll take a look at why bits are missing,
isn't there a plain "Xpra" in there too?
(not that it matters much really, you should be using the Xpra.dmg
instead, as this gets updated much more often than winswitch)
>>> Any help would be much appreciated!
>> If the hint above does not work, try the Xpra.dmg:
>> http://xpra.org/dists/osx/x86/
>> (the Contents/MacOS/Xpra script in there works for sure)
> OK, that script does work.  However, it’s not able to pick up the session I have going on my remote server — below is the stderr output I get.  Any thoughts?
Does it work from a non-mac machine?
You didn't post the command line you used, maybe you need to specify the
session's username?
(ie: ssh:username at host:display)

> ** Message: pygobject_register_sinkfunc is deprecated (GstObject)
> xpra client version 0.10.9
> 2013-11-11 18:52:35,131 connection timed out
> 2013-11-11 18:52:35,132 connection closed after 0 packets received (0.0 bytes) and 1 packets sent (9.8K bytes)
> 2013-11-11 18:52:35,233 Connection lost
Not much there I am afraid, this usually means that the ssh connection
failed (assuming you used SSH).


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