Brotech – thank you. Followed the article you linked, opened an xterm window and from my $HOME dir typed the command for what I had entered in /usr/NX/etc/node.cfg file for the DefaultDesktopCommand line (which is /etc/X11/xinit/Xsession ‘gnome-session –session=gnome’) and nothing happened. After reading further down in the link you sent I saw that $HOME/.xsessions-error contained info as to why the desktop wasn’t launched. Turns out the “–session=gnome” is not a valid option. So just typing in the xterm window /etc/X11/xinit/Xsession/gnome-session launched the desktop. I modified /usr/NX/etc/node.cfg. Did not restart the nxserver. Then on the client side (win 10 laptop) relaunched a connection and it worked properly. So thank you very very much. This worked.