Xpra: Ticket #1512: No menu bar in Ubuntu (again?)

The menu bar is missing in Ubuntu 17.04 as described in ticket #1419. The command is started via '--start=' when starting xpra. Also the Ubuntu is freshly installed just for testing this.

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:23:29 GMT - Alexander Kauer: attachment set

bug report zip

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:26:09 GMT - Antoine Martin: owner changed

It's possible that Ubuntu has changed the environment variables that control the menu. Or maybe we aren't setting the environment variables properly. Can you post the output of "env" running within an xpra session? Please also specify an application I can use for testing.

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:31:06 GMT - Alexander Kauer:

Basically any application works, like gnome-terminal or firefox.

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:31:24 GMT - Alexander Kauer: attachment set

output of env

Fri, 05 May 2017 14:36:31 GMT - Antoine Martin:

The env contains UBUNTU_MENUPROXY= which is the documented way of disabling the global menus. From a quick googling, they might have changed it to UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 - can you try using that? (edit your /etc/xpra/conf.d/60_server.conf)

Fri, 05 May 2017 18:30:21 GMT - Alexander Kauer:

Setting UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 doesn't seem to change anything here.

Fri, 05 May 2017 18:48:30 GMT - Alexander Kauer:

Ok, setting UBUNTU_MENUPROXY=0 doesn't seem to do anything at all anymore, not even outside of xpra.

Fri, 05 May 2017 20:24:50 GMT - Alexander Kauer:

There seems to be a bug about that, but from 2015... https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/unity/+bug/1505280

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:03:38 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed; resolution set

Just tried it with the latest beta build for Ubuntu 17.04, freshly installed, with the default Ubuntu unity desktop and gnome-terminal displayed its menu correctly within the window. Interestingly, that was also the case after I unset UBUNTU_MENUPROXY..

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 20:42:14 GMT - Alexander Kauer: status changed; resolution deleted

At least on my just again freshly installed and updated Ubuntu 17.04 with the latest beta build it does not work. Changing UBUNTU_MENUPROXY does not help either. Did you do anything else to xpra/Ubuntu?

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 20:44:45 GMT - Alexander Kauer: attachment set

daemon log on xpra beta

Sat, 15 Jul 2017 20:45:38 GMT - Alexander Kauer: attachment set

client log on xpra beta

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 10:34:32 GMT - Antoine Martin: milestone set

That was a clean install, with only xpra beta added.

In your logs I see:

Try starting the session as a different user, one that does not have an existing GUI session.

Never run the client as root. Maybe this causes problems somehow.

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 10:36:07 GMT - Antoine Martin: status changed; resolution set

Not heard back, closing.

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:26:19 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/1512