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FS#58265 - [remmina] Dynamic resolution updates broken after freerdp update from 1:2.0.0_rc1-2 to 1:2.0.0_rc2-1

Attached to Project: Community Packages
Opened by Tassilo Horn (tsdh) - Thursday, 19 April 2018, 05:23 GMT
Last edited by Eli Schwartz (eschwartz) - Monday, 07 May 2018, 22:17 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages
Status Closed
Assigned To Sergej Pupykin (sergej)
Architecture All
Severity Low
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 4
Private No



I'm using remmina 1:1.2.0rcgit.29-1 to connect to various windows machines using the RDP protocol. For RDP, remmina uses freerdp under the hoods.

On April 17th, I updated from freerdp version 1:2.0.0_rc1-2 to the now current version 1:2.0.0_rc2-1. Since that time, dynamic resolution updates (where resizing the remmina window dynamically changes the resolution on the remote machine) is defunctional. The button is still enabled if the remote provides this capability, but resizing the remmina window has no effect. After increasing the window size, I just get black borders and the resolution doesn't adapt (as it still did just before that update).

I've originally reported the bug for remmina:
But a remmina dev told me that after recompiling remmina himself on Arch Linux, the feature works again. So it seems that the remmina package just needs to be rebuilt with the new freerdp version in order to make that feature work again.

Additional info:
* package version(s): remmina 1:1.2.0rcgit.29-1 and freerdp 1:2.0.0_rc2-1

Steps to reproduce:
1. Connect to a windows machine which supports dynamic resolution updates (if it is not, the corresponding button with tooltip "Toggle dynamic resolution updates" will be disabled).
2. If the button is enabled, press it to activate the mode.
3. Resize the remmina window. If the feature works, the remote's resolution will adapt so that you always see the full screen. If not, you'll either have black borders or won't see all of the remote's screen.)
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Closed by  Eli Schwartz (eschwartz)
Monday, 07 May 2018, 22:17 GMT
Reason for closing:  Fixed
Additional comments about closing:  remmina 1:1.2.0rcgit.29-2
Comment by Eduardo Barbosa (embb) - Monday, 30 April 2018, 18:16 GMT
exactly same problem here.
Comment by Eduardo Barbosa (embb) - Sunday, 06 May 2018, 11:28 GMT
I can confirm that using downgrader to 1:2.0.0_rc1-1 version makes it work again. I'll leave those on the IgnorePkg until a new version comes out.
Comment by Tassilo Horn (tsdh) - Monday, 07 May 2018, 06:48 GMT
I've compiled remmina myself now, and then it works again also with freerdp 1:2.0.0_rc2-1. So I can confirm that the proposed solution does work.

For all other users: it's actually pretty easy to compile a community package yourself. That's what I did:

1. Install asp
$ sudo pacman -S asp

2. Fetch the PKGBUILD for remmina
$ asp export remmina

3. Change into the newly created remmina directory and build & install the package
$ cd remmina
$ makepkg --syncdeps
$ makepkg --install