Black screen on headless Ubuntu server

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  • #34632
    Pheggas
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    Hello. I set up NoMachine on my headless server via SSH and then, when I wanted to connect, it just showed black screen with normal Linux cursor (no cross).

    Before NoMachine, I used RDP which…worked but it wasn’t good by any means. It required another login after I connected with username and password and I guess, it was using it’s own UI (not one that comes with latest Ubuntu).

    To see my situation better, I’m providing you some detailed info:
    – I’m using public private key pair to login into SSH

    – UFW is installed on the server (which shouldn’t be a problem because NoMachine bypassing firewalls by default)

    – I’m connecting from Windows 10 machine, locally, to the Ubuntu 20.04.

    PS: While installing Ubuntu, no special actions has been taken, just casual, default installation that already comes with UI.

    #34657
    Carin
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    Hi Pheggas,

    Did you had a chance to try what we suggest in this article How to solve black screen on Linux headless machines ?

    #34662
    Pheggas
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    I would like to try second option (Setup Xorg for working in headless mode ) but I’m not sure if it’s not only for devices with Nvidia gpu. On my server, there is only integrated gpu so it won’t work.

    #34668
    Carin
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    Hi Pheggas,

    In point 2. you can find 3 alternative solutions. So if you don’t have the possibility to try 2.1, you can maybe try 2.2 or 2.3? For these Nvidia GPU is not required neither for options 1 and 3.  Hope this helps 🙂

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