Linux client problem


Virtualhere is so close to being the perfect solution to sharing my multifunctional printer across my home network, but I do have an issue with running the linux client.

I have the VirtualHere USB Server running on my ReadyNAS102 and I am running the client software on an Ubuntu 14.04 desktop machine (I have other windows clients too in which I don't have the same issue).

At the moment I have to run 'sudo ./vhui64' in a terminal to use the client. A window pops up as expected, to enable me to select the USB device I want to use. I then close the window as I don't want the window using up screen space. But once I have done that I can no longer get back to the window should I want to add any more devices or disconnect any devices.

This is frustrating as I have to manually terminate the VirtualHere client, which is still running in the background, and reopen the client to get back to the user interface windows.

Is there anything I am missing? How should I get the user interface window back after I have closed it? In the windows version there is a taskbar icon which I can right click on to get the windows back, but there is no such feature in the linux client.

I hope this makes sense, but please do let me know if you need further clarification.



Hi Steve, yes i took a look and it seems the the Unity doesnt support gnome toolbar apps. I will recompile with libappindicator support and let you know when that is ready. I usually use xubuntu and lubutu for testing as they support standard GNOME .

Michael, thank you so much for fixing that so quickly. Very impressed! The new version works fine with Ubuntu's unity now. The application works really well and I now have the perfect USB device sharing solution. Great work!