Black screen when connecting to Multipass VM

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  • #39047
    drmoz
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    I wanted to know if NoMachine will work with Canonical Multipass (a lightweight Ubuntu VM)?  Multipass itself only provides a terminal environment.  However, I have installed Ubuntu desktop and RDP on the VM and successfully ran a desktop from my Mac – the problem is that it is extremely slow (unusable).  Hence, I wanted to try NoMachine – I have installed NoMachine both on the VM and my Mac.  However, I cannot successfully connect – I  just get a black screen which terminates after about 10 seconds.  I was just wondering if anyone had tried this with Multipass and had any success?

    #39081
    Britgirl
    Keymaster

    What Ubuntu desktop environment is installed in that VM? NoMachine can install in any VM, what’s important is that there is a desktop environment running there.

    You can check with grep ^Exec /usr/share/xsessions/*

    Take a look at:

    How to run a virtual desktop environment on Linux different from the default one with NoMachine
    https://kb.nomachine.com/AR04K00667

    to know how to set the right desktop.

    #39326
    drmoz
    Participant

    Sorry for the slow follow-up, but I wanted to thank you Britgirl.

    I still could not get the Ubuntu Desktop to run successfully; however, it may just have been a size/memory issue as I was able to get other lighter desktops to work just fine.

    Thanks again.

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