Can’t get the system menu item to show up

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    I initially downloaded ‘nomachine_7.0.211_4_i386.deb’ to install on my Linux Mint, (thinking I had done a 32 bit installation on this particular machine)  Everything installed fine and I tried opening the app with the system menu (it was showing up at this point) nothing would open.  I tried the service, still nothing.  I realized that I should have installed the 64 bit version.  I didn’t know how to uninstall it but found instructions on .

    Unfortunately I ran the deb uninstall script “sudo dpkg -r nomachine” instead of the tar instructions “sudo /usr/NX/scripts/setup/nxserver –uninstall”  I noticed I was getting errors and then canceled the uninstall and tried the proper uninstall.  I got errors of not being able to stop the NX service.  I figured it was best to reinstall the i386 version to put everything back and then to do a proper uninstall.

    After uninstalling the i386 version, (still with nx service errors) I then launched ‘nomachine_7.0.211_4_amd64.deb’ and proceeded to install only my Linux Mint 19.1 system.  I cannot get the menu items to show up.  I’ve tried uninstalling, reinstalling and nothing I do will get the menu items to restore.  I have no idea how to launch this interface.


    I upgraded my system to mint 20.1 hoping that would fix the problem.  Still cannot get this to show up in the menu.  Very frustrating.  I know I’m not an expert with Linux but I would imagine that if I knew what the command line was to start the app I could create my own start icon and manually link it.



    Please uninstall NoMachine with following command:

    sudo dpkg --purge nomachine && sudo rm -rf /usr/NX /etc/NX /var/NX .nx

    It will remove program and all its configurations from the system. Then you will be able to install NoMachine properly.


    Thank you!  You are a genius! This is exactly what I needed.  I’m actually typing this on a remote machine using NoMachine right now.  So cool!

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