FS#69797 - [freerdp] 2.3.0 causing display issues in Remmina

Attached to Project: Arch Linux
Opened by D (snowstorm) - Friday, 26 February 2021, 16:14 GMT
Last edited by David Runge (dvzrv) - Wednesday, 05 May 2021, 10:11 GMT
Task Type Bug Report
Category Packages: Extra
Status Closed
Assigned To David Runge (dvzrv)
Architecture All
Severity High
Priority Normal
Reported Version
Due in Version Undecided
Due Date Undecided
Percent Complete 100%
Votes 0
Private No


After updating to FreeRDP 2.3.0, I am no longer able to use Remmina to access Windows (Server, 10) computers as the display becomes white or otherwise unreadable.

Additional info:
* FreeRDP version 2.3.0-1
* Reported upstream here: https://github.com/FreeRDP/FreeRDP/issues/6840
* Upstream suggests it's a packaging issue, and to compile with -DWITH_VAAPI=OFF

Steps to reproduce:
* On an up to date (as of 2020-Feb-26) Arch installation with GNOME, open Remmina
* Connect to a device running Windows Server or Windows 10
* Watch the remote display window and note the artifacts and white screen

Reverting to 2.2.0-2 resolved the issue
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Closed by  David Runge (dvzrv)
Wednesday, 05 May 2021, 10:11 GMT
Reason for closing:  Not a bug
Additional comments about closing:  Unrelated upstream issue
Comment by David Runge (dvzrv) - Friday, 26 February 2021, 17:10 GMT
@snowstorm: Thanks for the ticket and also for creating one upstream.

It would be nice if you could comment on your hardware in the upstream ticket.
Meanwhile I will rebuild the package and remove the feature. Looking at https://bugs.archlinux.org/task/67219 I see that more people are experiencing issues with it.
Comment by Jann Foehringer (JannF) - Wednesday, 05 May 2021, 09:21 GMT
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now I have the issue that the video is glytchy and goes towards white since freerdp-2:2.3.0-2

So the removal of VAAPI broke it for me.
Comment by David Runge (dvzrv) - Wednesday, 05 May 2021, 10:06 GMT
@JannF: Please report this upstream