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  • #35725
    grundar
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    Hi,

    I’ve trouble with the desktop of my remote client. It switched to an old-style desktop if I logged in via NoMachine with a normal user. Admin-User is ok.

    Some details:

    I have a remote host (Linux Zorin OS 16 Core – Debian / Ubuntu based – I’ve a similar behavior with other debian/ubuntu linuxes)

    The remote host is a VM at a ProxMox VE 7.0.8-Server

    In the remote host is NoMachine Workstation (Evaluation 7.6.2) installed

    If I login via the remote console (VNC or Spice) from the ProxMox-Server with my normal user (= no admin / no root) the desktop is modern and fine (see attached image).

    If I login via NoMachine virtual desktop with the same normal user, I have suddenly an old-style desktop. (See the other attached image).

    If I login via NoMachine virtual desktop with my admin/root-user, I ‘ve the modern and fine desktop style – and all is good.

    Has somebody an idea, what I can do to get the modern desktop with my normal user when I login via NoMachine?

    Thanks,
    Grundar

    #35870
    Carin
    Participant

    Hi @grundar,

    Can you show us the output of the following command:
    sudo grep DefaultDesktopCommand /usr/NX/etc/node.cfg

    To set a proper desktop environment on Zorin OS, please edit the node.cfg and change DefaultDesktopCommand to something like this:
    DefaultDesktopCommand env GNOME_SHELL_SESSION_MODE=zorin XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP=zorin XDG_CURRENT_DESKTOP=zorin:GNOME gnome-session --session=zorin

    #35876
    grundar
    Participant

    Hi @carin,

    thanks for your help!

    sudo grep DefaultDesktopCommand /usr/NX/etc/node.cfg

    Output from Zorin OS:

    DefaultDesktopCommand "/usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session x-session-manager"

    I changed the node.cfg like you described.

    … and change DefaultDesktopCommand to something like this:

    env GNOME_SHELL_SESSION_MODE=zorin ...

    Something like this?? Exact THIS line helps! Wow! Thank you!! 🙂

    But a question: where can I find such an information, if I have an other desktop that I have to configure? Is there a link I can read information like this?

    #35903
    Carin
    Participant

    Great @grundar. Thank you for letting us know 🙂

    You can find some additional information on the article and implemented feature request below:

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

    Provide users with the possibility to choose any of the desktop environments installed on the system: https://knowledgebase.nomachine.com/FR09L02833

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