My testing environment is a workstation running on a JiffyBox, using X2Go
Here are the steps that I use to setup my machine with OpenSUSE 12.3:
zypper install -t pattern kde4 kde4_basis findutils-locate
Install X2Go as described here:
zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/X11:RemoteDesktop:x2go/openSUSE_12.3/X11:RemoteDesktop:x2go.repo zypper refresh zypper install x2goserver
Then I run these commands so that the login works with a password:
/etc/init.d/x2gocleansessions start sed -i "s/PasswordAuthentication .*/PasswordAuthentication yes/g" /etc/ssh/sshd_config /etc/init.d/sshd start useradd myusername -m passwd myusername
To install the latest MonoDevelop, follow these instructions:
zypper addrepo http://download.opensuse.org/repositories/home:tpokorra:mono/openSUSE_12.3/home:tpokorra:mono.repo zypper refresh zypper install monodevelop-opt
Now I had the problem that MonoDevelop did not start.
I tried everything:
. /opt/mono/env.sh cd /opt/monodevelop/lib/monodevelop/bin strace MONO_LOG_LEVEL=debug mono -O=-aot MonoDevelop.exe
but no error message that I would understand.
Then I tried running monodoc, and this finally gave an error that I could understand:
The program 'browser' received an X Window System error. This probably reflects a bug in the program. The error was 'BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)'. (Details: serial 131 error_code 2 request_code 25 minor_code 0) (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously; that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it. To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
This lead me to this bug report: https://bugs.eclipse.org/bugs/show_bug.cgi?id=386955 which mentions X2Go. At the end of that bug, it says that a specific version of Cairo does not support old XRenderers anymore. It has been fixed in version http://www.cairographics.org/news/cairo-1.12.10/
To build and install that version of Cairo, I followed these steps:
wget http://www.cairographics.org/releases/cairo-1.12.16.tar.xz tar xf cairo-1.12.16.tar.xz cd cairo-1.12.16 zypper install gcc libpng-devel libpixman-1-0-devel make libX11-devel libXrender-devel libXext-devel libXt-devel fontconfig-devel ./configure --prefix=/usr --enable-xlib make make install
Now MonoDevelop and monodoc start fine on OpenSUSE over a remote connection via X2Go.