[winswitch] How do I use xpra as a substitute for a remote desktop like VNC or X2go?

vfclists . vfclists at gmail.com
Tue Oct 11 08:09:36 BST 2016


> On 09/10/16 21:36, vfclists . via shifter-users wrote:
>> I have been getting some problems using the KDE Plasma 5 desktop on Debian
>> Stretch/Sid using x2go and VNC on I want to try xpra instead.
>> If I want to run an XFCE or Gnome session for instance, how do I start the
>> xpra instance on the server? I have been able to get sessions going and I
>> can run individual sessions in them, but how do I run desktops themselves?
> The best way is using the current pre-release (http://xpra.org/beta):
> xpra start-desktop ssh/$HOST --start-child=xterm --exit-with-children

> From that xterm you can then launch the KDE session (whatever the launch
> command for that is - I do not know). Once that works, you can replace
> that command in the "start-child" command line argument.

> Cheers
> Antoine

In regard to your earlier response I prefer to stick to stable releases
rather than use betas. Is it still possible in the current stable release?

I don't mind it if is more difficult I am willing to give it a try and
learn it more in depth

Frank Church


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