Opened 8 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#154 closed defect (fixed)

spurious characters with xpra

Reported by: FredSRichardson Owned by: Antoine Martin
Priority: major Milestone:
Component: Xpra Keywords:

Description (last modified by Antoine Martin)

I'm using the latest version on both the client and server:


I notice that when I use certain emacs commands like "C-X 1" or "C-X 0" a sequence of "1" or "0" will get pasted at the current point in the buffer.

The server is ubuntu-64 (lucid) and the client is ubuntu-32 (lucid VM under Windows 7).



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fdata1-14.log (5.4 KB) - added by FredSRichardson 8 years ago.

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Change History (15)

comment:1 Changed 8 years ago by Antoine Martin

Owner: changed from Antoine Martin to Antoine Martin
Status: newaccepted

Can you try again with xpra- which was released just yesterday?
There were very few changes, but keymap fixes was one of them.

BTW, For pure xpra bugs (not related to winwitch), please file bugs on this bugtracker

comment:2 Changed 8 years ago by FredSRichardson

I would be happy to try the new version. Where can I find it?

The link from points to which doesn't seem to have it.



comment:3 Changed 8 years ago by Antoine Martin

hah, you use arch which is the only build maintained by a third party, so you will have to ask them.
I don't know much about arch, but I am confident you can just bump the version in that build file.

comment:4 Changed 8 years ago by FredSRichardson

Antoine, can I use the version you just released?


Where do I find this?

comment:5 Changed 8 years ago by Antoine Martin

DOH, I had forgotten to upload it (sorry!) - done now. It's in the usual place:

comment:6 Changed 8 years ago by FredSRichardson

Ah, okay, I didn't see that link on the winswitch download page, but may well have missed it.



comment:7 Changed 8 years ago by FredSRichardson

Hi, Antoine, how do I register with your bug tracker you pointed to? I can't seem to post a bug report.
BTW: I'm still testing the new version, thanks!

Changed 8 years ago by FredSRichardson

Attachment: fdata1-14.log added

comment:8 Changed 8 years ago by FredSRichardson

xpra did crash on me today. I've attached the log file which might mean something to you.

comment:9 Changed 8 years ago by Antoine Martin

I have no idea where the "register" link has gone to!? Sorry about that, I'll see if I can restore it..

In the meantime, I have made a number of keyboard fixes to the code recently, would you mind trying to see if that resolved the problem for you?


You can download the svn code from:

comment:10 Changed 8 years ago by Antoine Martin

As for debugging the crash, I am afraid that the only way to get meaningful information out of GTK is to run it under gdb and set GDK_SYNCHRONIZE=1.

So until this crash can be reproduced reliably.. there isn't much I can do about it, sorry.

comment:11 Changed 8 years ago by FredSRichardson

Hi, I haven't seen the spurious character problem in a while so that may be fixed, but I do see a few other minor consistent problems. I will try the new code and let you know.

I was able to enter my info into your Trac registration page but haven't yet received a verification e-mail, so I can't add tickets to your xpra Trac system. If you can get this working for me I will use it. Username is FredSRichardson there to.

comment:12 Changed 8 years ago by Antoine Martin

Description: modified (diff)

trac is behaving oddly on this site (same system as, but it ends up being much slower - despite using the "fast cgi" interface.. never mind)
Also, my verification email ended up in gmail's spam folder despite being valid, well formed, SPFed, etc...

You should be able to get the email re-sent from here:

Although you may have to login again first:

I'll see what I can do about your bugs...

comment:13 Changed 8 years ago by FredSRichardson

Ooops! You're right, the verification e-mail ended up in my gmail spam. Just so you know, here's what Google says:

"Warning: This message may not be from whom it claims to be. Beware of following any links in it or of providing the sender with any personal information."

I looked at the header and didn't see anything wrong...

I'll start up a new thread over at when I have something to report.



comment:14 Changed 8 years ago by Antoine Martin

Resolution: fixed
Status: acceptedclosed

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