Running an x2go server with Ubuntu Gnome

Tim darkxst at
Fri Dec 18 07:02:00 UTC 2015

On Thu, Dec 17, 2015, at 03:23 AM, Christophe Meessen wrote:
> Hello,
> It is not possible to use X2go with Ubuntu because of Unity.
> For this reason I was very happy to hear of Ubuntu Gnome and I gave it a 
> try.
I suspect similar limitations apply to GNOME just like Unity, Both
desktops are OpenGL based compositors which don't probably play nice
with X2go and similar programs (I have never actually looked at that
particular one though)
> I setup a VirtualBox virtual machine with Ubuntu Gnome 15.10 with NAT 
> network and a redirection of port localhost:2222 to <vm ip>:22. ssh 
> connection works, but x2go connection gets closed.
Probably because something failed, forcing software rendering may help,
or it may not.
> In the Ubuntu Gnome logs I see the following error message :
> Gtk-Message: Failed to load module "unity-gtk-module"
No that is harmless.
> Could this be the problem ? Does anyone else manage to run X2Go with 
> Ubuntu Gnome ?
There is a library called VirtualGL, that can in theory help with
sharing GL based X connections over the network. NoMachince uses this,
but that is a mostly proprietry solution with free for personal use.
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> Ch.Meessen
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