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Remotely running gnome-terminal in Ubuntu 18.04 either crashes or opens a terminal on the host serving the terminal

Oct 29, 2018 asked by anonymous
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We recently updated several Ubuntu PCs from 16.04 to 18.04. When using 16.04, we ran gnome-terminal via Windows 10 using Cygwin (ssh -Y hostname) in order to get a Linux shell for a remote Linux machine on our Windows 10 PC. Since upgrading to 18.04, we either get a crash: "# Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Error calling StartServiceByName for org.gnome.Terminal: Timeout was reached" OR the terminal opens up on the Ubuntu machine serving the gnome-terminal.
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Date: Oct. 29, 2018

Author: Mind Chasers

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We find that we can launch gnome-terminal on our Windows 10 boxes via Cygwin if we launch it via dbus-launch: $ dbus-launch gnome-terminal This works with several recently upgraded Ubuntu 18.04 PCs. We're using a Cygwin terminal on Windows 10 and connect to our Linux PC via "ssh -Y <hostname>" We find that this also works with XQuartz 2.7.11 on MacOS.
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