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  • #35858
    KHenseler
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    Host: Ubuntu 18.04, Gnome, NoMachine 7.6.2 (free)

    Client: Windows 10 NoMachine 7.6.2 (free)

    Problem:

    When I connect from a Win 10 system to a NoMachine server on Ubuntu 18.04, I’m seeing what looks like a console, not the desktop GUI (screenshot attached)

    How I got here:

    The server is a new install of Ubuntu 18.04. I was able to successfully install NoMachine, and had a session to the physical desktop GUI up. However, when I tried to switch workspaces on the desktop GUI, it froze the switcher panel on the screen. I could interact with an already open terminal session, but I couldn’t access any of the desktop top bar actions.

    I tried restarting both GDM and NoMachine and reconnecting. But now NoMachine shows what looks like a console screen, not the physical desktop GUI. I went as far as rebooting the Ubuntu system, but it is still stuck showing that console. If I restart GDM and NM, the console shows new text – but it’s still text, I don’t see the GUI.

    See the attached file for a visual of what I mean.

    Thanks in advance!

    #35893
    kroy
    Contributor

    We are investigating the problem. Meanwhile you can edit org.gnome.Shell.desktop entry

    sudo vim /usr/share/applications/org.gnome.Shell.desktop

    and change line:
    Exec=env LD_PRELOAD=/usr/NX/lib/libnxegl.so /usr/bin/gnome-shell
    to this:
    Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-shell

    and tell us if it helps.

    #35904
    KHenseler
    Participant

    Interesting. That line was already set to

    Exec=/usr/bin/gnome-shell

     

    #35915
    KHenseler
    Participant

    I finally got physical access to the system. The desktop GUI was blank, nothing I did would get it to display anything other than the console screen attached. As this was a fresh installation of 18.04, I made the decision to just reinstall from scratch. Thanks anyway!

    #35925
    kroy
    Contributor

    It seems that it was a problem with some system configuration, unrelated to NoMachine. Feel free to write here again if the problem would show again.

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