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Opened 7 years ago

Closed 7 years ago

Last modified 8 months ago

#714 closed defect (invalid)

ImportError: No module named gi.repository

Reported by: ilrobby Owned by: ilrobby
Priority: minor Milestone:
Component: server Version: trunk
Keywords: gi.repository Cc:

Description (last modified by Antoine Martin)

I can run server, but no way to attach child session, I've tried rpm and building mode:


  • vmware guest i686
  • 1024mb ram
  • 1x atom d525@
uname -a
cat /etc/redhat-release
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Server release 6.5 (Santiago)
rpm -qa xpra
rpm -qa python

xpra server log and printenv are in attachments;
All packages and its dependencies are resolved and installed;

Error when I launch "xpra attach":

[root@vShare ~]# xpra attach :100

Warning: running as root
xpra main error:
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpra/scripts/main.py", line 103, in main
    return run_mode(script_file, err, options, args, mode, defaults)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpra/scripts/main.py", line 761, in run_mode
    return run_client(error_cb, options, args, mode)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpra/scripts/main.py", line 1109, in run_client
    from xpra.platform.gui import init as gui_init
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpra/platform/gui.py", line 67, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpra/platform/__init__.py", line 114, in platform_import
    platform_module = __import__(module, {}, {}, imports)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpra/platform/xposix/gui.py", line 12, in <module>
    from xpra.gtk_common.error import trap, XError
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpra/gtk_common/error.py", line 42, in <module>
    gdk = import_gdk()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpra/gtk_common/gobject_compat.py", line 83, in import_gdk
    return  _try_import(import_gdk3, import_gdk2)
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpra/gtk_common/gobject_compat.py", line 36, in _try_import
    imported = import_method_gtk3()
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/xpra/gtk_common/gobject_compat.py", line 80, in import_gdk3
    from gi.repository import Gdk                   #@UnresolvedImport
ImportError: No module named gi.repository 

Attachments (2)

printenv.out (2.0 KB) - added by ilrobby 7 years ago.
serverLog.out (3.5 KB) - added by ilrobby 7 years ago.

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Change History (6)

Changed 7 years ago by ilrobby

Attachment: printenv.out added


Changed 7 years ago by ilrobby

Attachment: serverLog.out added

comment:1 Changed 7 years ago by Antoine Martin

Description: modified (diff)
Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to ilrobby
Priority: blockerminor

Warning: running as root

Is usually a sign that human error will follow.

I've tried rpm and building mode

Did you mix rpm install and install from source. Don't do that.

ImportError: No module named gi.repository

You are on python2, so it should load up the gtk2 client.
But for some strange reason, importing the gtk2 classes failed.

I believe your installation is broken, or/and that you are missing some crucial pygtk packages.

Does this work:

python -c "from gtk import gdk;print(gdk)"

comment:2 Changed 7 years ago by ilrobby

Hi Totaam!

I've made a vm snapshot before xpra installation! I've tried first time with all the packages listed in "ftp rhel6_5 repo" and dep required for pkg listed there (some rpm requires other lib or sw); then I've revert snapshot and retry with all rpm + dep, and after, I've compiled the xpra source...
Result are the same:

ImportError: No module named gi.repository

Output of your command:

[root@vShare ~]# python -c "from gtk import gdk;print(gdk)"
Traceback (most recent call last):
  File "<string>", line 1, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 64, in <module>
  File "/usr/lib/python2.6/site-packages/gtk-2.0/gtk/__init__.py", line 52, in _init
RuntimeError: could not open display
[root@vShare ~]# export DISPLAY=
[root@vShare ~]# python -c "from gtk import gdk;print(gdk)"
<module 'gtk.gdk' (built-in)>

Anyway, when I've exported display, no window appears...

Unfortunately I'm don't know at all Python language and I've really poor experiences with graphical library/env, also I've never change system linked library... sorry!

comment:3 Changed 7 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: invalid
Status: newclosed

If your DISPLAY is not set properly, you will not be able to launch any graphical applications, xpra or other.

You don't need to export the DISPLAY, just leave it alone and if you can launch an xterm, you can launch the xpra client.

comment:4 Changed 8 months ago by migration script

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/714

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