X2Go Bug report logs - #1355
x2godesktopsharing applet starts multiple times in KDE Plasma if restore desktop is set

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Package: x2godesktopsharing; Maintainer for x2godesktopsharing is X2Go Developers <x2go-dev@lists.x2go.org>;

Reported by: Mike Gabriel <mike.gabriel@das-netzwerkteam.de>

Date: Sat, 15 Dec 2018 16:20:03 UTC

Severity: important

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I turn this thread into an official bug report...

On  So 09 Dez 2018 13:59:02 CET, Víctor J. Sánchez E. wrote:

> El mié., 5 dic. 2018 a las 15:09, Víctor J. Sánchez (<vjosesan@gmail.com>)
> escribió:
>> Hi all,
>> I recently installed x2godesktopsharing via X2Go repositories for Debian.
>> The installation asked me about activate the auto-start feature (I said
>> yes) and enable shared desktop (I said no). When I reboot the machine in
>> KDE Plasma desktop I see two x2godesktopsharing applets in system tray and
>> the next error message is displayed (translated into english):
>> *The application X2Go DesktopSharing is already active for this screen*
>> *if it doesn't run remove /tmp/x2godesktopsharing.lock_USER@:0 and start
>> it up again*
>> I don't know about x2godesktopsharing is started because I can't find
>> anything in the documentation about it. I only see the file
>> /etc/xdg/autostart/x2godesktopsharing.desktop but I don't see any system
>> service (systemctl) nor KDE Plasma desktop's startup service or script.
>> How could I resolve this issue?
>> Some data about my system:
>> - Debian testing (amd64), kernel 4.18.0-3-amd64
>> - KDE Plasma 5.14.3
>> - x2godesktopsharing
>> Thanks in advance.

> Hi all again,
> after investigate deeper about this issue I noted that every log in in KDE
> Plasma session the number of x2godesktopsharing applets were increasing in
> system tray (until 5 applets or more!!).
> I discovered that the restore of KDE Plasma session setting was inexplicably
> resetted (may due to an update). I set it again to starts an empty session
> and the problem has gone. Now it only starts only one x2godesktopsharing
> system tray applet.
> The setting is in KDE System Settings -> Startup and Shutdown -> Desktop
> Session -> On Login switch to "Start with an empty session" instead of
> "Restore previous session".
> Regards.
> ----

This looks like we should hinder x2godesktopsharing from starting a  
second instance when there is one already running for the same $DISPLAY.


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