I am experiencing the ‘blank screen, missing codec’ problem that some others referred to earlier this year. But those threads either do not contain a solution or the proposed solution did not work for me.
The problem: connecting to my Linux remote using a Windows client works fine, as long as the former has the nouveau display driver installed. As soon as I switch to the nvidia proprietary display driver I experience the ‘blank screen’ when connecting. The screen is entirely white and I cannot interact with it. I can access the menu by navigating to the corner of the screen. When clicking on ‘Display’ there most options are greyed out and at the bottom it says ‘Unknown codec’.
Based on other, similar threads I have tried the following:
– Disabling hardware encoding and H264
– Uncommenting DesktopCommandLibraryPath in node.cfg and directing it to where I believe it should be directed: DesktopCommandLibraryPath “/usr/lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/”
Neither of these have helped. The only solution has been to switch back to the nouveau driver, which solves the problem.
Thank you in advance for any tips about how to solve this!
Server OS: Linux Mint 19.2 Tina, Cinnamon
Server display: physical
Client OS: Windows 10
NoMachine version: 6.8.1, free (both machines)
it seems the nxnode process on the server keeps crashing, and this problem is unknown. Please check for core files (usually located in the user’s home directory) and follow instructions in https://www.nomachine.com/AR09L00810 to generate a backtrace.