[winswitch] A simple script to get started with xpra on Ubuntu

Richard F richard.feelsy at gmail.com
Sun Aug 3 15:12:33 BST 2014


I have tried to get started with xpra, but it looks harder than just doing

> xpra start ssh:rich:100 --start-child=firefox

because I keep getting the message

arning: running as root
> /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py:57: GtkWarning:
> could not open display
>   warnings.warn(str(e), _gtk.Warning)
> /usr/lib/python2.7/dist-packages/xpra/client/gtk2/__init__.py:7:
> GtkWarning: IA__gdk_screen_get_root_window: assertion 'GDK_IS_SCREEN
> (screen)' failed
>   from xpra.x11.gtk_x11 import gdk_display_source
> 2014-08-03 10:09:33,963 failed load posix keyboard bindings: display is
> not set!
> xpra main exception: display is not set!

I would like to pay you to write me a script that will start Firefox in an
xpra server on Ubuntu 14.04 server. Please contact me if you can help me
out with this.

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04 32-bit on my VPS.


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