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Opened 4 years ago

Closed 4 years ago

#435 closed defect (fixed)

gnome terminal / Mate terminal are not launching

Reported by: jontis Owned by: jontis
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: server Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by Antoine Martin)

gnome-terminal.x86_64                     3.8.4-1.fc19
mate-terminal.x86_64                      1.6.1-11.fc19
xpra.x86_64                               293-1.fc19

Change History (6)

comment:1 Changed 4 years ago by Antoine Martin

Description: modified (diff)
Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to jontis

What do you mean by "not launching"? FWIW: I've tried launching both gnome-terminal and mate-terminal and both worked fine on Fedora 19 client+server. (btw, the version numbers you posted are wrong, looks like you mixed up xpra and xterm..)

Have you tried starting them from an existing xterm? What happens then?
Any error messages?
Is this DE dependent? (ie: does it work with a mate desktop?)

Could this be related to the client?
Have you tried disabling OpenGL either via the tray menu or via the --opengl= switch?

Also, this may well be related to transparency (and buggy rendering with transparency with some desktops), in which case please try starting the server with:

XPRA_ALLOW_ALPHA xpra start ...

comment:2 Changed 4 years ago by Antoine Martin

Info please - or can I close this ticket?

comment:3 Changed 4 years ago by jontis

Ok, you are right, I have mixed up the version numbers for xpra and xerm.

Mate terminal launched fine most of the times I started it and I tried it many times. For some reason, it behaves erratic.

Gnome-terminal (I assume that is what it is, it is just named "Terminal") does not launch from menu. Gnome 3 F19 server and client. Launching an xterm and starting gnome-terminal from the xterm works.

Can those switches be used in winswitch configuration? I tried using xpra standalone but stumbled on the ssh issue.

comment:4 Changed 4 years ago by Antoine Martin

Mate terminal launched fine most of the times I started it and I tried it many times. For some reason, it behaves erratic.

Some of those gnome tools are doing weird things and will now somehow be tied together when you launch more than one instance. Which causes problems when those instances are on different displays - which the code does not expect, especially since the "master" instance may disappear at any time when we stop the display it is on.
For gnome-terminal, see this command line option:

--disable-factory

I tried using xpra standalone but stumbled on the ssh issue

"the ssh issue"? Do you mean #380 / #203?

Can those switches be used in winswitch configuration?

If you mean changing the default command line arguments used for launching these commands via winswitch, then yes:

  • you can either define a new ".desktop" file and place it in winswitch's menu directory ("~/.winswitch/server/menu"). This will supersede the global menu (which is usually "/usr/share/applications"). This is covered in the winswitch FAQ
  • or you can apply this small change I've just merged (untested): winswitch changeset 5223 (or wait for the next winswitch release which could be a long way way)

Can I close this ticket?

Last edited 4 years ago by Antoine Martin (previous) (diff)

comment:5 Changed 4 years ago by jontis

yes, please close.

comment:6 Changed 4 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: fixed
Status: newclosed
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