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Changes between Version 9 and Version 10 of Usage


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Timestamp:
11/06/13 16:19:50 (4 years ago)
Author:
Antoine Martin
Comment:

Xnest as alternative to Xephyr

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  • Usage

    v9 v10  
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    88As per the [http://xpra.org/#get_started home page "get started"] instructions, this is how xpra is most often used:
    9 * on the server which will export the application ({{{xterm}}} in the example), start an xpra server instance on a free display of your choice ({{{:100 in the example):
     9* on the server which will export the application ({{{xterm}}} in the example), start an xpra server instance on a free display of your choice ({{{:100 in the example}}}):
    1010{{{
    1111xpra start :100 --start-child=xterm
     
    4545DISPLAY=:200 fluxbox&
    4646}}}
     47Or if {{{Xephyr}}} is not installed or does not work properly (you can verify by running it directly without xpra - there seems to be some problems with some GL driver conflicts, ie: nvidia drivers..), you can also use {{{Xnest}}}:
     48{{{
     49xpra start --start-child="Xnest :200 -ac -geometry 800x600+24" :100
     50DISPLAY=:200 fluxbox&
     51}}}
    4752Notes:
    4853 * you can start a window manager of your choice (here {{{fluxbox}}}) or none at all..
     54 * to get the session to terminate when you exit the window manager, modify the command line and add {{{-terminate}}} to {{{Xephyr}}} (or {{{Xnest}}}) and {{{--exit-with-children}}} to xpra's
    4955 * beware: some desktop environments may show options to shutdown/reboot the system from their start menu, which may or may not be appropriate
    5056 * you can resize the desktop using the standard "randr" desktop tools (and not by resizing the window at present)