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  • #13118
    jefft
    Participant

    Wow!

    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?

    Thanks!

    Jeff

    #13148
    jefft
    Participant

    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?

    #13177
    Britgirl
    Keymaster

    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
    https://www.nomachine.com/FR12N03284

    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 🙂

    #13212
    jefft
    Participant

    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 🙂

     

    #13213
    jefft
    Participant

    Incidentally – your link to the FR gives me a 404 type error page.

    #13218
    Britgirl
    Keymaster

    Sorry about the link. I just fixed that.

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