Tagged: raspberry pi usb device
December 9, 2016 at 08:36 #13118
NoMachine is really quite stunning as a remote desktop solution. Once I sorted out audio, which was a bit of a pain on the Raspberry Pi, it’s playing back 30fps fast-moving music videos from a Windows 10 remote on VMWare with perfect lipsync and scarcely a dropped frame. Light years ahead of any other solution I’ve tried bar Windows’ own (which of course won’t run on a Pi!)
I have one problem I can’t seem to solve, though: USB devices. I know that the ARM version is in alpha, so it may just be that it’s not working yet…?
If I connect a USB storage key to the Pi, Debian (Jessie) immediately spots it and offers to open it. Whether I do or don’t let Debian open it, NoMachine won’t see the USB device, just says “no devices found”.
Anything I can try to get that working?
JeffDecember 12, 2016 at 09:19 #13148
Found this… https://www.nomachine.com/AR12J00658
The kernel headers on RPi are called raspberrypi-kernel-headers, not the naming suggested. The make has to be run in a root shell, or it fails trying to overwrite one of the modules as output. Make clean doesn’t work fully – something about a dangling symlink. Other than that, the compile seemed to work.
With the compiled driver in place and a reboot done, NM now offers me the option to connect a local USB device (previously greyed out), but still does not see the attached USB storage key.
Anyone got any further ideas? Can I get NM to offer up any debugging as it tries to see the USB device?December 13, 2016 at 15:52 #13177BritgirlKeymaster
At the moment USB devices are not supported on RPI architecture, just printers and disks.
We created a Feature Request which you can view here:
Extending NoMachine USB support to Raspberry Pi
As a workaround you can add your USB flash drive as a disk:
1. Go to Menu
2. Open Devices tab
3. Open Connect a disk
4. USB flash drive will be visible as a disk
5. After connecting the USB flash drive appears on your desktop.
Let us know how you get on 🙂December 19, 2016 at 09:32 #13212
Thanks. Seems ok as a disk, yes… In the real world, I’ll need to add a USB headset as well as to be able to plug in USB storage, so I guess that’ll have to wait for the feature request to find its way into a release.
Thanks for raising that 🙂December 19, 2016 at 09:32 #13213
Incidentally – your link to the FR gives me a 404 type error page.December 19, 2016 at 09:34 #13218BritgirlKeymaster
Sorry about the link. I just fixed that.
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