I have a remote server with x2go, in the remote .profile I call xmodmap. The call of xmodmap throws a warning: xmodmap: unable to open display '' This was until the upgrade to ubuntu 16.04.1 no problem I could just connect via a x2go client. But since 16.04.1 this message is passed to the client and the connection process is stopped. I have read some where that x2go uses now the option: set -e so I tried to do a set +ebefore the call of xmodmap in .profile but unfortunately this did not solve the problem. Does any one else has an idea, how I either can solve the initial problem or fix it in x2go.

Thanks a lot for any hint.

  • I'd suggest taking a step back and trying to figure out how to move your xmodmap command out of .profile (which IMHO isn't the right place for any X session related stuff): see for example this answer to How do I set Xmodmap on login? – steeldriver Oct 9 '16 at 19:39

Thank you very much this brought me on the right track. I have moved away from xmodmap und use now keboardmaping.

cp keypad kpdl /usr/share/X11/xkb/symbols/

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