SPICE client in Linux Mint-Unknown graphics type


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Oct 28, 2012
Calgary, Canada
I am trying to use SPICE client on Linux Mint. I think i got everything installed finally. But when i try to open Proxmox SPICE file with remote viewer i get this error:
Unknown graphic type for the host
Couldn't create session for this type: spice

Any help ?
spice-gtk should be 0.21

I get this error while trying to install spice-gtk 0.21 during #make. ./configure went without problem.

./.libs/libspice-client-gtk-3.0.so: undefined reference to `GDK_IS_WAYLAND_WINDOW'
collect2: error: ld returned 1 exit status
i have tried many different way to search for any missing lib. But it kept giving me the same message. I have confirmed that the libspice-client-gtk is installed.
[SOLVED] Re: SPICE client in Linux Mint-Unknown graphics type

This issue is now Solved!

I left Linux Mint behind, installed Ubuntu 13.10 Desktop and used Software Center to install Remote Viewer 0.56. I can access SPICE VMs from my linux desktop now. Another step closer to leave Windows behind for good. :)
Re: [SOLVED] Re: SPICE client in Linux Mint-Unknown graphics type

Yep. Latest version of Mint is based on Ubuntu 13.04 which only has virt-viewer 0.54 available.
Re: [SOLVED] Re: SPICE client in Linux Mint-Unknown graphics type

The link was copied from here: http://www.spice-space.org/download.html

When compiling it you need the following option: --with-gtk=3

I tried again with --with-gtk option to install virt-viewer on Linux Mint. Using --with-gtk=3.0, the compile goes ok with ./configure. But during #make it still gave me same error. I must be missing something more.

This is what it looks like after successful ./configure command : #./configure --enable-smartcard=no --with-gtk=3.0

After running #make it ends up with "At least one of spice or vnc must be used" error.
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