[sle-beta] Anyone seeing issues with starting gnome-terminal?

Frederic Crozat fcrozat at suse.com
Tue Nov 21 09:24:15 MST 2017

Le lundi 20 novembre 2017 à 17:09 +0000, Mike Marion a écrit :
> On Mon, Nov 20, 2017 at 05:32:12PM +0100, Frederic Crozat wrote:
> > 
> > I'm not sure I fully understand your use-case.
> > 
> > Are you trying to run gnome-terminal over ssh ? 
> I was initially trying to run it in NX, but then yes, simply trying
> to
> start one over ssh fails.  It's a VM without a GUI login locally, so
> I'm
> going to also test on bare metal to see if the same thing happens
> there
> when I get a chance.  Perhaps it's simply related to the fact that
> there
> isn't an X11/Xorg running on the console at this point.

I think it related to the fact GNOME Terminal (and many GNOME
applications) are designed to connect to a D-Bus session, which isn't
running if you are using ssh / NX or might be terminated at some point.

And to be honest, I fail to see the value of running xterm / gnome-
terminal over SSH: you'll get high latency. It might be better to run
your commands directly over ssh or use full desktop remote desktop
session, like VNC or RDP (which will better handle compression).

Frederic Crozat
Enterprise Desktop Release Manager

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