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Closed 6 years ago

#430 closed defect (needinfo)

xpra doesn't start on OpenBSD

Reported by: Anthony J. Bentley Owned by: Anthony J. Bentley
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: platforms Version:
Keywords: Cc:

Description (last modified by Antoine Martin)

Just tried out xpra-0.10.3 on OpenBSD.

$ xpra start :55
Entering daemon mode; any further errors will be reported to:
  /home/anthony/.xpra/:55.log
$ DISPLAY=:55 xterm
xterm: Xt error: Can't open display: :55
$ xpra info :55
connection failed: [Errno 2] No such file or directory

~/.xpra/:55.log attached. The interesting bit is:

xf86OpenPcvt: Cannot open /dev/ttyC4 (Permission denied)
Fatal server error:
xf86OpenPcvt: Cannot open /dev/ttyC4 (Permission denied)
(EE) 
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support 
         at http://wiki.x.org
 for help. 
(EE) Please also check the log file at "/home/anthony/.xpra/Xorg.:55.log" for ad
ditional information.
(EE) 
Server terminated with error (1). Closing log file.

/dev/ttyC4 is the default X console on OpenBSD.

$ ls -l /dev/ttyC4
crw-------  1 root  wheel   12,   4 Aug 13 04:11 /dev/ttyC4

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:55.log (2.5 KB) - added by Anthony J. Bentley 6 years ago.

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Change History (3)

Changed 6 years ago by Anthony J. Bentley

Attachment: :55.log added

comment:1 Changed 6 years ago by Antoine Martin

Description: modified (diff)
Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to Anthony J. Bentley

I definitely did test on OpenBSD before release, so it does work... though my OpenBSD VM is ancient.

Xdummy fails to start because of permission issues on the console, reverting to Xvfb will workaround the problem. (see examples in your /etc/xpra/xpra.conf)
I have no idea why Xorg would fail to start with console permission issues on OpenBSD. Maybe Xorg is a wrapper, or maybe it doesn't work properly when used as non-root user? (looks like an OpenBSD problem to me)

comment:2 Changed 6 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: needinfo
Status: newclosed

Not heard back - closing.

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