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This page provides Xpra installation instructions for client computers running '''Microsoft Windows'''
 
This page provides Xpra installation instructions for client computers running '''Microsoft Windows'''
  
Xpra for windows is available for Microsoft Windows operating system version of WinXP and newer.
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Xpra is available for Microsoft Windows XP and newer.
  
 
Installation will require Administrator privileges.
 
Installation will require Administrator privileges.
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Installer file can be usually found at [https://xpra.org/dists/windows/Xpra_Setup.exe https://xpra.org/dists/windows/Xpra_Setup.exe].
 
Installer file can be usually found at [https://xpra.org/dists/windows/Xpra_Setup.exe https://xpra.org/dists/windows/Xpra_Setup.exe].
  
Once downloaded, double-click on the installer file, and follow through installation steps accepting all defaults.
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Once downloaded, double-click on the installer file, and follow the installation steps accepting all defaults.
  
 
=X11 Server and Terminal Apps=
 
=X11 Server and Terminal Apps=
In addition to installing Xpra you will need software called ''X11 server'' and terminal software. We recommend using MobaXterm, which includes both X11 server and terminal functionality or a combination of [https://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/ Xming X11 server] and [http://www.putty.org/ PuTTY].  
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In addition to installing Xpra you will need software called ''X11 server'' and terminal software. We recommend using MobaXterm, which includes both X11 server and terminal functionality. Another option is the combination of [https://sourceforge.net/projects/xming/ Xming X11 server] and [http://www.putty.org/ PuTTY].  
  
 
MobaXterm can be downloaded from [http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/ http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/]. Install it accepting all defaults.
 
MobaXterm can be downloaded from [http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/ http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/]. Install it accepting all defaults.
  
 
=Shell Script=
 
=Shell Script=
If you went with MobaXTerm the simplest way to connect to a GUI application running within a SLURM Xpra session on HiPerGator is to paste the client connection command into the terminal. This requires the use of the wrapper shell script shown below.
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If using MobaXterm, the simplest way to connect to a GUI application running within a SLURM Xpra session on HiPerGator is to paste the client connection command into the terminal. This requires the use of the wrapper shell script shown below.
  
 
* Download the [{{#fileLink: xpra}}  xpra mobaxterm script].
 
* Download the [{{#fileLink: xpra}}  xpra mobaxterm script].
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</source>
 
</source>
  
* Move the downloaded script into your Documents/MobaXterm/slash/bin/ folder if you have a MobaXTerm installed with default settings. If your MobaXTerm directory tree locations were modified then place the downloaded xpra script into one of the directories on the list shown with the 'echo $PATH' command.
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* Move the downloaded script into your Documents/MobaXterm/slash/bin/ folder (assuming you have a MobaXterm installed with default settings). If your MobaXterm directory tree locations were modified, then place the downloaded xpra script into one of the directories on the list shown with the 'echo $PATH' command.
  
 
Your client setup should now be ready. Return to the [[GUI Programs]] page and start a GUI session.
 
Your client setup should now be ready. Return to the [[GUI Programs]] page and start a GUI session.

Revision as of 13:59, 8 February 2017

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This page provides Xpra installation instructions for client computers running Microsoft Windows

Xpra is available for Microsoft Windows XP and newer.

Installation will require Administrator privileges.

Download

Download Windows installer file from https://xpra.org/.

Installer file can be usually found at https://xpra.org/dists/windows/Xpra_Setup.exe.

Once downloaded, double-click on the installer file, and follow the installation steps accepting all defaults.

X11 Server and Terminal Apps

In addition to installing Xpra you will need software called X11 server and terminal software. We recommend using MobaXterm, which includes both X11 server and terminal functionality. Another option is the combination of Xming X11 server and PuTTY.

MobaXterm can be downloaded from http://mobaxterm.mobatek.net/. Install it accepting all defaults.

Shell Script

If using MobaXterm, the simplest way to connect to a GUI application running within a SLURM Xpra session on HiPerGator is to paste the client connection command into the terminal. This requires the use of the wrapper shell script shown below.

  • Download the [{{#fileLink: xpra}} xpra mobaxterm script].

{{#fileAnchor: xpra}}

#!/bin/bash
"/drives/c/Program Files (x86)/Xpra/Xpra.exe" "$@"
  • Move the downloaded script into your Documents/MobaXterm/slash/bin/ folder (assuming you have a MobaXterm installed with default settings). If your MobaXterm directory tree locations were modified, then place the downloaded xpra script into one of the directories on the list shown with the 'echo $PATH' command.

Your client setup should now be ready. Return to the GUI Programs page and start a GUI session.