[winswitch] Transparent gnome-terminal

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Thu Nov 16 04:51:46 GMT 2017

On 16/11/17 05:17, Douglas Doole via shifter-users wrote:
> Anyone have any thoughts on this? It's becoming quite the pain.
Sorry, this got stuck on my never ending, ever growing, todo list.

I've just tried to reproduce it in a VM and didn't see any problems.

Ubuntu 16.04 is stuck with a 3 year old version of the Python OpenGL
libraries (..), so it is using the far less tested (and also much
slower) non-opengl rendering backend.

Overriding system packages is not usually recommended, but in this case
I would make an exception, try:
sudo easy_install PyOpenGL
sudo easy_install PyOpenGL_accelerate

> At a minimum, is there any way to disable transparency?
This might work:
XPRA_ALPHA=0 xpra attach ...


> Thanks.
> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 8:28 AM Douglas Doole <dougdoole at gmail.com> wrote:
>> I've finally been able to upgrade my Ubuntu box to 16.04 which means I can
>> finally move up to Xpra 2.1.3. Generally it seems to be working much better
>> than the old 1.x release.
>> I am having trouble with gnome-terminal though. In some (but not all) of
>> my terminal windows, all or part of the window is transparent and shows the
>> desktop or window behind it. Forcing a window repaint makes the problem go
>> away temporarily, but it comes back after a time. Unfortunately, I haven't
>> been able to pin down a particular action that triggers the transparent
>> window.
>> I am seeing this when using the Xpra client and server on the same machine
>> using ssh to localhost. (I haven't connected remotely much since
>> upgrading), I haven't seen the problem in any window other than
>> gnome-terminal.
>> Any suggestions? Anything I can gather to help debug this?
>> Thanks.
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