re: Run Linux GUI apps on Windows 10 VIEW POST


This a really cool post. I think that WSL has limitations and GUI apps one one these.

Some apps need dbus like (gnome-terminal).

You should install and start the service.

sudo apt-get install dbus-x11
sudo service dbus start



This is very true. WSL does not (yet) have DBus support. Give ti time though, Windows will become more Linux like and Linux (maybe) will get a nice UI and New User Experience. At least, one can hope. :)


Successully run gnome-terminal. Trying to run visual studio code :)

Annnnd, mission completed.

# download vscode deb package.

sudo dpkg -i vscode-1.28.2.deb
sudo apt install 
sudo apt install --fix-broken libgconf-2-4 gconf2-common gconf-service gconf-service-backend libxss1 libdbus-glib-1-2 libasound2

# the hack is taken from:
sudo sed -i 's/BIG-REQUESTS/_IG-REQUESTS/' /usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/

Nice! Are you able to run other DBus dependant applications with the same process?

Yes! Started Firefox but I do not know if it is DBus dependent.

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