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Running Emacs from Remote Desktop Viewer in Mate 17 to RPi

Postby robmundin » Thu Aug 07, 2014 2:37 pm

Whenever I open up a terminal once connected to my Raspberry Pi and then type emacs &, even though emacs starts, I get the following error message.

Xlib: extension "RANDR" missing on display ":10.0".

I have google this and looked at various forums but cannot find an answer to how to stop this from appearing.

Any ideas, anyone?
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Postby dandnsmith » Fri Aug 08, 2014 6:18 am

Difficult to know where to start - you haven't said what distro you're running on the RPi, or any additional installs you may have done.
A check to see if there any loose ends in the various packages might show what you need to do.
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Running Emacs from Remote Desktop Viewer in Mate 17 to RPi

Postby robmundin » Fri Aug 08, 2014 8:32 am

Thanks for your reply.

I have raspbian on the RPi with xrdp installed. The error message appears whether I connect using the Remote Desktop Viewer on Mint 17 or MS Desktop Connection in Windows 8.1.

However, if I connect the Pi to my TV and type emacs& at the terminal, there is no error message and emacs starts in colour.

Can't think of anything I have installed on the Pi to cause the problem.

What am I missing?

Thanks again,

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Postby nelz » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:01 am

Is that an error or a warning? Does emacs start despite the message?

Not wishing to dodge the question, but wouldn't it be simpler to run emacs over SSH?
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Running Emacs from Remote Desktop Viewer in Mate 17 to RPi

Postby robmundin » Fri Aug 08, 2014 9:55 am

Yes, maybe it would be better to run emacs over SSH but sometimes it's more convenient to run it on the remote desktop.

Emacs starts, but unlike when I start in directly from RPi, it is only in black and white, no colour splash screen.

Just wondered if there was a simple solution and I am just curious as to why I get the message.
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