[winswitch] more experimentation on openSuSE 13.1

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Sat Apr 25 12:11:54 BST 2015

On 24/04/15 23:28, basd wrote:
> Antoine, thank you for replies.  I think I am making "progress".  Studying winswitch/xpra/vnc/etc.
> has been highly educational on multiple levels.  I'm really impressed with the way Winswitch checks
> for multiple OS setups and adjusts for their various differences. 
> 1.  I repackaged xpra and winswitch on the opSU machine I am running it on.  Did not solve any
> problems, but at least I know I don't have version conflicts (and solved the libwebp5 issue).
> 2.  I think the desktop session problem is authentication, as the vncserver session starts and then
> immediately closes. How difficult would it be for me to temporarily change the code so that the call
> to vncserver is the same as I would run manually?  Eg., vncserver -name xxx (and I guess port),
> thereby using my existing passwd file for authentication?   I see from the from the console output
> winswitch makes a similar call, but is setting up a session password file, etc. in the ~/.winswitch
> directory. 
Should be quite easy I would think, just hardcode it for testing.

> 3.  Good to know I don't need AppIndicator -- thanks for this info.
> 4.  Re: crashing the server desktop:  I think Xpra is "covering up" my X session and not actually
> crashing it -- I get a white screen.  My recovery is to hit <ctrl><alt><del>, which brings up the
> KDE logout prompt (even though I can't see it, but sometimes it flickers to the surface
> momentarily).  Then I hit <enter> which does a clean logout to the kdm login screen.  Existing
> vncserver sessions are still active when I log back in and so is Winswitch.  (This is on the server
> and not on the client -- not sure why Xpra would be putting anything at all on the server screen ...)
Then you should be able to kill the process that is covering the screen
from an ssh session or from another VT.
> 5.  I have two opSU 13.2 computers running winswitch/xpra.  Both of them consistently serve xpra
> applications without problems (but not desktop sessions).  Something changed for the better from
> 13.1 to 13.2.
> It will be great to get this running on Android.  I like to travel with my phone only, which
> connected to a keyboard and hotel tv gives me complete access to my servers and a full "desktop"
> computer.
The android port really needs work, and I don't have much time for it...


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