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Registered: ‎08-23-2018

Petalinux 2019.1+ [FIX] using a remote ssh session with x-11 forwarding


Trying to configure a Petalinux project, eg. the kernel, using petalinux-config -c kernel will result in a new x-terminal being spawned; this is not an issue when doing the configurating locally on the build machine however trying to use a remote ssh session with x-11 forwarding (I use Moba X-Term on Windows 10 to connect to a Linux build machine for example) then the configuration fails when trying to create the x-terminal with an error similar to this:

do_menuconfig: Unable to spawn terminal tmux: Execution of '/opt/xilinx/petalinux/2019.1/components/yocto/source/aarch64/layers/core/scripts/oe-gnome-terminal-phonehome /tmp/tmp_745k_ct /<project-path>/build/tmp/work/zcu102_zynqmp-xilinx-linux/linux-xlnx/4.19-xilinx-v2019.1+gitAUTOINC+9811303824-r0/temp/run.do_terminal.21159' failed with exit code 1:
Option "-t" is no longer supported in this version of gnome-terminal.
Error constructing proxy for org.gnome.Terminal:/org/gnome/Terminal/Factory0: Could not connect: Connection refused


You will have to edit the script (for Petalinux on the A53 core in a ZYNQ ultrascale this would be in the aarch64 branch)
eg. <path-to-petalinux-install>/2019.1/components/yocto/source/aarch64/layers/core/meta/lib/oe/

Edit the class Gnome(XTerminal): as follows:

class Gnome(XTerminal):
#command = 'gnome-terminal -t "{title}" -x {command}'
command = 'dbus-launch gnome-terminal -x {command}' # use dbus, -t no longer supported
priority = 2

def __init__(self, sh_cmd, title=None, env=None, d=None):


The scripting should be able to launch a new terminal now.


 - Richard


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