Remmina with Gnome 43


I just updated my system. I pulled in Gnome 43 (which I use) which updated both libsoup2 and libsoup3:

[2022-10-22T12:52:55+0100] [PACMAN] Running 'pacman -Sy eos-rankmirrors faad2 firefox harfbuzz harfbuzz-icu lib32-expat lib32-libxml2 libnm libsoup libsoup3 libxml2 man-pages networkmanager node-gyp orc pambase perl-uri pixman python-inflect python-jaraco
.text python-trove-classifiers python-typing_extensions qemu-guest-agent rsync systemd systemd-libs systemd-sysvcompat xdg-user-dirs-gtk xorg-xwayland'
[2022-10-22T12:52:55+0100] [PACMAN] synchronizing package lists
[2022-10-22T12:53:14+0100] [ALPM] transaction started
[2022-10-22T12:53:14+0100] [ALPM] upgraded pambase (20211210-1 -> 20221020-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:14+0100] [ALPM] upgraded systemd-libs (251.6-1 -> 251.6-2)
[2022-10-22T12:53:14+0100] [ALPM] upgraded harfbuzz (5.3.0-1 -> 5.3.1-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:14+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libxml2 (2.10.2-2 -> 2.10.3-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:14+0100] [ALPM] upgraded pixman (0.40.0-2 -> 0.42.0-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:14+0100] [ALPM] upgraded systemd (251.6-1 -> 251.6-2)
[2022-10-22T12:53:14+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libsoup3 (3.2.0-1 -> 3.2.1-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:14+0100] [ALPM] upgraded harfbuzz-icu (5.3.0-1 -> 5.3.1-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:15+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libsoup (2.74.2-2 -> 2.74.3-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:15+0100] [ALPM] upgraded orc (0.4.32-1 -> 0.4.32-2)
[2022-10-22T12:53:15+0100] [ALPM] upgraded eos-rankmirrors (2.9-1 -> 2.10-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:15+0100] [ALPM] upgraded faad2 (2.10.0-1 -> 2.10.1-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:15+0100] [ALPM] upgraded firefox (106.0-1 -> 106.0.1-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:15+0100] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-expat (2.4.9-1 -> 2.4.9-2)
[2022-10-22T12:53:15+0100] [ALPM] upgraded lib32-libxml2 (2.10.2-2 -> 2.10.3-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:15+0100] [ALPM] upgraded libnm (1.40.0-1 -> 1.40.2-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:15+0100] [ALPM] upgraded man-pages (6.00-1 -> 6.01-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded networkmanager (1.40.0-1 -> 1.40.2-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded node-gyp (9.2.0-1 -> 9.3.0-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded perl-uri (5.15-1 -> 5.16-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded python-typing_extensions (4.3.0-1 -> 4.4.0-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded python-inflect (6.0.1-1 -> 6.0.2-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded python-jaraco.text (3.9.1-1 -> 3.10.0-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded python-trove-classifiers (2022.9.26-1 -> 2022.10.19-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded qemu-guest-agent (7.1.0-9 -> 7.1.0-10)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded rsync (3.2.6-2 -> 3.2.7-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded systemd-sysvcompat (251.6-1 -> 251.6-2)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded xdg-user-dirs-gtk (0.10+9+g5b7efc6-3 -> 0.11-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:16+0100] [ALPM] upgraded xorg-xwayland (22.1.3-1 -> 22.1.4-1)
[2022-10-22T12:53:18+0100] [ALPM] transaction completed

Now, Remmina (the RDP client) will no longer run on my system. It complains:

$ remmina
remmina-Message: 10:02:23.238: Remmina does not log all output statements. Turn on more verbose output by using "G_MESSAGES_DEBUG=all" as an environment variable.
More info available on the Remmina wiki at:
Load modules from /usr/lib/remmina/plugins
Failed to load plugin: /usr/lib/remmina/plugins/
Error: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Remmina plugin glibsecret (type=Secret) has been registered, but is not yet initialized/activated. The initialization order is 2000.

(process:10813): libsoup-ERROR **: 10:02:23.270: libsoup2 symbols detected. Using libsoup2 and libsoup3 in the same process is not supported.
Trace/breakpoint trap (core dumped)

I am pretty sure from the above pacman log that both were installed prior to the upgrade and remmina used to work fine… Either way, any idea what I can do to fix this?

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uninstall remove the spice plugin

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Just to clarify something regarding the solution: the spice plugin is included in the main remmina package:

$ yay -Ql remmina | grep -i spice
remmina /usr/lib/remmina/plugins/
remmina /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/emblems/org.remmina.Remmina-spice-ssh-symbolic.svg
remmina /usr/share/icons/hicolor/scalable/emblems/org.remmina.Remmina-spice-symbolic.svg

What I’ve done is remove that particular library:

sudo rm /usr/lib/remmina/plugins/

Since I only use RDP, this is not an issue for me…


A couple of months ago I ran into issues with the krdc app and got so frustrated I created a script template to handle my connections thus limiting my dependency to freerdp.

The template handles if session is wayland or x11

#!/usr/bin/env bash
# Script template to open FreeRDP connection
#    This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify
#    it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by
#    the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or
#    (at your option) any later version.
#    This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,
#    but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of
#    GNU General Public License for more details.
#    You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License
#    along with this program.  If not, see <>.


NETWORK="lan"         # connection type
PORT="3389"           # rdp default
# to list available keyboards run 'xfreerdp /kbd-list'
KEYBOARD="0x00000406" # danish keyboard layout

if [[ ${XDG_SESSION_TYPE} = "wayland" ]]; then
        /usr/bin/wlfreerdp /bpp:24 /audio-mode:2 /sound:sys:alsa /rfx /cert-ignore +clipboard -decorations /parent-window:31 \ 
        /w:${WIDTH} /h:${HEIGHT} \
        /kbd:${KEYBOARD} \
        /network:${NETWORK} \
        /drive:${SHARE},${SHAREPATH} \
        /u:${USERNAME} /port:${PORT} /v:${REMOTE} /p:${PASSWORD} &
        /usr/bin/xfreerdp /bpp:24 /audio-mode:2 /sound:sys:alsa /rfx /cert-ignore +clipboard \
        /w:${WIDTH} /h:${HEIGHT} \
        /kbd:${KEYBOARD} \
        /network:${NETWORK} \
        /drive:{SHARE},${SHAREPATH} \
        /u:${USERNAME} /port:${PORT} /v:${REMOTE} /p:${PASSWORD} &


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Today the package was updated and it seems the workaround is no longer needed:

[2022-11-03T10:38:55+0000] [ALPM] upgraded remmina (1:1.4.27-2 -> 1:1.4.27-4)

Version 1.4.27-4 works for me out of the box with Gnome 43.

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