[winswitch] EXT :Re: Xpra "open sessions"

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Sat Aug 11 09:27:58 BST 2018

On 10/08/18 23:49, Lemings, Brad [US] (MS) wrote:
> Antoine,
> Thanks for the hasty response!
> One problem that I'm running into is that no matter what command-line options or configuration files that I use or for 'xpra start', it always seems to look in or try write to the ~/.xpra directory.  How do I force Xpra to always use an explicit directory path instead of ~/.xpra?
for v1.x and using /tmp instead of ~/.xpra, try:

FYI: version 2.4 no longer writes anything in ~/.xpra
It still reads configuration files from there if there are any, for
backwards compatibility. For more details see:

> On a side note, I'm stuck with RHEL 6 thus the reason for using Xpra 1.x.  If anyone has managed to port Xpra 2 to CentOS/RHEL 6 platforms, I'd like to know about it!
IMO, that would be too much work to maintain.
A lot of backwards compatibility code has been removed in Xpra 2.x (ie:
Python 2.6)
The same thing will happen with 3.0 for Python 2.x


> Thanks,
> Eric.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Antoine Martin [mailto:antoine at nagafix.co.uk] 
> Sent: Thursday, August 09, 2018 11:56 PM
> To: shifter-users at lists.devloop.org.uk; Lemings, Brad [US] (MS) <Eric.Lemings at ngc.com>
> Subject: EXT :Re: [winswitch] Xpra "open sessions"
> On 09/08/18 23:58, Lemings, Brad [US] (MS) via shifter-users wrote:
>> Greetings all,
>> I'm using Xpra 1.x and the man pages reference in passing "open sessions"
> The paragraph you are referring to must be this one:
> "When using the socket-dir option, it is generally necessary to specify socket-dir or socket-dirs on all following commands, for xpra to work with the open sessions."
> It just means that if you choose to place your sockets in a non-standard location when starting a server (ie: --socket-dir=/tmp) then you will need to specify the same socket-dir option to interact with those already "open sessions" with all subsequent commands ("xpra attach", "xpra list", etc)
>> which I assume allow multiple user accounts to connect to the same Xpra server.
> Multiple user accounts can also access the same session via TCP.
> For unix domain sockets, you can add your users to the "xpra" group and a socket will be created in /run/xpra.
> That alone is not sufficient: you also need to change the socket permissions to allow other members of the xpra group to access this socket. (see mmap-group and socket-permissions) You may or may not want to add authentication to that socket, see the "auth" switch.
> Finally, make sure to enable sharing if you want your users to access the same session concurrently.
>> Where can I find more details regarding Xpra "open sessions"?
> Open sessions is synonymous with "active sessions" here.
> That's all there is to it. "xpra list" will show you the list.
> The sharing support and options are much improved in version 2.x
> Cheers,
> Antoine
>> Thanks,
>> Eric.
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