[winswitch] start-desktop with Fedora KDE Plasma
wssddc at wssddc.com
Wed Nov 27 04:20:16 GMT 2019
[I sent this before with a messed up address, trying again]
I've been trying out xpra start-desktop with Windows 7 or 10 viewing Fedora 31.
A few things I've had to figure out that don't seem well documented:
To start KDE Plasma, the option is --start=startkde, not --start=plasma as I
I must use the documented --start="xrandr..." option or the screen size is too
large. It doesn't default to 1920x1080.
I got multiple messages "Error Authentication is required to create a color
managed device", fixed by workaround I found at
I still get one message "System policy prevents control of network connections"
but I can cancel or enter a password to get past this.
The first problem I don't know how to fix is that when I close a desktop
application, the screen usually doesn't refresh. Konsole behaves this way. I
see this both at home with nVidia video on the Linux side and on a PowerEdge
server at work with matrox video and no working GUI (which is why I'm looking at
The second problem is that when I log off, I'm left with a black window which I
can close, but the xpra server doesn't exit on the Linux side. If I use
--exit-with-children, the session doesn't even start. Or maybe it starts but
quits after xrandr?
On the Linux end, I do not have the beta repository enabled, so the xpra version
On the Windows end, I have 188.8.131.5261.
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