MakeMKV v1.15.0 no longer works over VNC

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chschmid
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MakeMKV v1.15.0 no longer works over VNC

Post by chschmid » Wed Mar 18, 2020 9:17 pm

I am connected to my Ubuntu 18.04 machine via VNC. I can not start MakeMKV v1.15.0 and when trying to start it from the command line it says:

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Qt: XKEYBOARD extension not present on the X server.
Gdk-Message: 21:32:35.762: VirtualBox: Fatal IO error 2 (No such file or directory) on X server :0.
I guess this has to do with the move from Qt4 to Qt5. But I thought it's worth reporting as it may break other people's setups as well.

eladkse
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Re: MakeMKV v1.15.0 no longer works over VNC

Post by eladkse » Fri Mar 20, 2020 2:36 pm

I too had this problem when upgrading. Did not work with my TightVNC installation, as TightVNC does not support Xkeyboard.

However, after switching to TigerVNC (which does have support), it now works fine.

EDIT: To be clear, this is not a fault with MakeMKV. But rather, with certain VNC server tools that lack the Xkeyboard extension. Any QT5 application that uses Xkeyboard would have the same problem.

chschmid
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Re: MakeMKV v1.15.0 no longer works over VNC

Post by chschmid » Wed Apr 08, 2020 3:42 pm

Thank you eladkse for providing a solution! I also switched to TigerVNC and can confirm that everything works again fine now.

Nyarlathotep
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Re: MakeMKV v1.15.0 no longer works over VNC

Post by Nyarlathotep » Sun May 24, 2020 1:29 am

I recommend x11vnc. Instructions for Ubuntu here: https://askubuntu.com/questions/229989/ ... gin-screen

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