[winswitch] OSX Catalina Xpra does not open window

Antoine Martin antoine at nagafix.co.uk
Tue Jun 23 08:30:27 BST 2020


On 23/06/2020 11:54, Mathias Koerber via shifter-users wrote:
> I recently upgraded my server to Ubuntu 18.04 and now Xpra no longer
> works when I try to connect from my macbook (Catalina)
> 
> 
> On the Ubuntu server I have:
> 
> xpra/bionic,now 2.1.3+dfsg-1ubuntu1 amd64 [installed]
And, there is your problem.
The packages from the Ubuntu repositories rarely ever work properly:
https://www.xpra.org/trac/wiki/Packaging/DistributionPackages/Ubuntu

Don't use those.

> On the mac:
> 
> get_version_info_full()={'version': '4.0.1', 'local_modifications': 0,
> 'revision': 26380, 'date': '2020-05-17', 'time': '08:48', 'bit':
> '64bit', 'cpu': 'i386', 'compiler': 'Apple clang version 11.0.0
> (clang-1100.0.33.12)', 'linker': 'LLVM version 11.0.0,
> (clang-1100.0.33.12) (static support for 23, runtime is 23)', 'python':
> '3.8.2', 'cython': '0.29.17', 'lib.gobject_introspection': '1.60.2',
> 'lib.gtk': '3.24.10', 'lib.py3cairo': '1.18.1', 'lib.pygobject':
> '3.32.2', 'lib.python3': '3.8', 'lib.vpx': '1.8.2', 'lib.x264': '0.157.x'}
> 
> 
> I am trying to execute
> 
>  $ DISPLAY=whatever xpra start  ssh:mathias at 192.168.0.12
> --start-child=xterm -d all
I'm not sure why you would ever need to set the DISPLAY on the mac.
Xpra does not need it since it uses the native GUI toolkit.

Cheers,
Antoine

> 
> 
> On the server, this creates these processes:
> 
> 
> mathias  10336  0.1  0.0 1687056 76280 ?       S    12:27   0:00
> /usr/bin/python2 /usr/bin/xpra start --debug=all --start-child=xterm
> --env=XPRA_PROXY_START_UUID=ad595359a96440b18704744575ed94fc
> mathias  10337  0.0  0.0 1440708 99312 ?       Ssl  12:27   0:00 \_
> Xvfb-for-Xpra-S10297 +extension Composite -screen 0 5760x2560x24+32 -dpi
> 96 -nolisten tcp -noreset -auth /home/mathias/.Xautho
> mathias  10438  0.0  0.0 158948  3540 ?        Sl   12:27   0:00 \_
> pulseaudio --start -n --daemonize=false --system=false
> --exit-idle-time=-1 --load=module-suspend-on-idle --load=module-null-si
> mathias  10490  0.0  0.0   4628   852 ?        S    12:27   0:00 \_
> /bin/sh -c xterm
> mathias  10491  0.0  0.0  86452 10404 ?        S    12:27 0:00      \_
> xterm
> mathias  10497  0.0  0.0  22704  4728 pts/6    Ss+  12:27 0:00         
> \_ bash
> 
> But no window is created on the OSX side
> 
> 
> I am attaching the logs from both sides
> 
> Would anyone have an idea what could be the cause of this?


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