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ID: SU04P00196
Released on:  2018-04-19
Last update: 2018-04-19
NoMachine 6.1.6 now available

Luxembourg, April 19th, 2018

NoMachine makes available today a minor software update to deliver a number of enhancements including support for Wayland desktops. This initial implementation allows NoMachine users of more recent Linux distributions such as Fedora and Ubuntu to connect remotely to Wayland-enabled environments.

Further improvements include the automatic locking of the remote screen when the NoMachine session is disconnected and the new graphical interface for web sessions from Android smartphones and iPhones.

This new version, 6.1.6, additionally provides fixes for issues affecting previous versions.

 

Enhancements available are:

FR10N03221 - Supporting connections to physical desktops running Wayland
FR05N03110 - Locking the screen automatically when the NoMachine session is disconnected
FR04P03604 - Adding a new option to server UI for activating the computer's lock screen
FR02N03015 - Implementing a graphical interface for web sessions on Android smartphones and iPhones
FR02P03585 - Forwarding the screen locking key combination (Win+L) to the remote Windows desktop
FR03O03379 - Adding a notification in server.log file when session timeout is reached
FR01P03567 - Reloading dbs information upon custom scripts' request
FR01P03570 - Renaming the EnableLockScreen server key into EnableScreenBlanking
FR01P03571 - Adapting the server UI to the new configuration key name, EnableScreenBlanking
FR07L02818 - Allowing profiles to set connection and session type limits on a per user or per group basis
FR01N03002 - Making available client IP and user name for the load-balancing script
FR01P03577 - Configuring the Cloud Server to assign the user to a pool of servers
FR02P03587 - Forwarding the screen locking key combination (Win+L) to Windows sessions via web
FR05O03409 - Implementing the possibility to run the nxserver binary with Valgrind on Linux
FR12O03562 - Federating a server without being prompted to accept the Cloud Server key

This latest release also provides the following fixes:

TR09N07190 - NoMachine virtual desktops suddenly terminate on Ubuntu and Debian
TR11N07365 Cannot connect to a Windows remote node when nobody is logged on
TR11O08286 - Wrong pointer shape in virtual desktops
TR02P08409 - NoMachine Monitor ignores the option to hide the connection bar in the tray menu
TR12O08313 - Input events are passed to a wrong GUI session on macOS
TR01P08360 - Voice input from remote client to server doesn't arrive clear
TR03P08444 - Deleting the user from Users DB prevents other users from being able to log-in
TR04O07689 - User cannot authenticate to the remote node when the name of its system group is not correctly resolved
TR03P08475 - Authentication failed while trying to unlock changes in Server preferences
TR07N07020 - Automatic resize fails in GNOME virtual desktops
TR04M05371 - Hovering over buttons or links in Chrome has no effect
TR09N07245 - The NoMachine Monitor notification balloon is not positioned correctly in some desktop environments
TR03P08451 - No UUID after installing NoMachine Enterprise Client as user without administrator privileges
TR11O08235 - Cannot detect a physical session if a process with a name starting with X or Xorg has a valid display
TR12M06283 - Physical session freezes with black screen if earlier connection fails on client side because of lost network
TR11O08243 - Updating a Workstation or Terminal Server v. 6 with a Terminal Server Node package is not blocked
TR08O08014 - Multiple issues when updating or installing NoMachine to a non default directory on Linux
TR10K03703 - Shutdown of the NoMachine server may leave nxserver processes running
TR12O08331 - ASMedia USB drivers and NoMachine USB drivers conflict on Windows laptop running docked
TR02P08419 - High CPU usage for nx processes when reconnecting to PulseAudio server is not possible
TR05O07752 - Wrong mouse cursor size on Retina displays
TR08O08031 - FLTK applications are not displayed correctly in virtual desktops
TR02P08410 - The remote screen is not resized to the browser's resolution when the connection file is loaded using the URI approach
TR01P08376 - NoMachine (server) takes 100% RAM on Windows when the nxlsa module is not accessible
TR02P08395 - Warning 'MaxRequestWorkers of 255 is not an integer multiple of ThreadsPerChild of 240' is reported in the nxhtd logs
TR09O08060 - The 'nxserver --terminate' command doesn't work on the main server
TR02P08411 - The image of the server product logo is missing inside a web session
TR03O07647 - Audio stops working after the upgrade on server side to NoMachine v. 5.2.11

 

Supported Platforms

Windows 32-bit/64-bit XP/Vista/7/8/8.1/10

Mac OS X Intel 64-bit 10.7/10.8/10.9/10.10/10.11/10.12/10.13

Linux 32-bit and 64-bit

Red Hat Enterprise 4/5/6/7
SLED 10.x/11.x
SLES 10/11/12
openSUSE 10.x/11.x/12.x/13.x/42.x
Mandriva 2009/2010/2011
Fedora 10/11/12/13/14/15/16/17/18/19/20/21/22/23/24/25/26/27
Debian GNU Linux 4.0/5.0/6.0/7.0/8.0/9.0
Ubuntu 8.04/8.10/9.04/9.10/10.4/10.10/11.04/11.10/12.04/12.10/13.04/13.10/14.04/14.10/15.04/15.10/16.04/16.10/17.04/17.10

Raspberry Pi 2/3 ARMv6/ARMv7/ARMv8

 

Important notices

All customers are invited to read the following document available in the Knowledge Base for further information about what has changed and how to proceed with updating from version 5:

https://www.nomachine.com/DT03O00129

Installations of version 6 can proceed with using automatic updates from within the User Interface.

Due to the changes introduced by Apple which has dropped support for 10.5 and 10.6 in recent compilers, NoMachine has discontinued support for those OS X versions. It will still be possible to request packages specifically built for 10.5 and 10.6 under the provisions of a support contract.

 

Download NoMachine Packages

You can download the latest packages suitable for your Operating System from the NoMachine Web site at the following URL:

https://www.nomachine.com/download

Customers with valid subscriptions should log in to their customer area and download the "Production version". The procedure of downloading and installing Update Version packages is now obsolete.


Automatic updates

The automatic check for updates is scheduled to check our repositories every two days.

To update the free NoMachine package:

- Open the NoMachine User Interface from your Programs Menu.

- Click on 'Settings', then on the 'Server preferences' and finally on 'Updates'.

- Then click on the 'Check now' button.

To update the NoMachine Enterprise Client immediately:

- Click on 'Settings' and 'Updates'.

- Then click on the 'Check now' button.

More information about the check for automatic updates is available here:

https://www.nomachine.com/AR05M00847


Manual package update

Please follow the instructions to update your installation manually:

On Windows:

- Download and save the EXE file.
- Double click on the NoMachine executable file.
- As for the installation, the Setup Wizard will take you through all steps necessary for updating NoMachine.

On Mac OS X:

- Download and save the DMG file.
- Double-click on the Disk Image to open it and double-click on the NoMachine program icon.
- As for the installation, the Installer will take you through through all steps necessary for updating NoMachine.

On Linux:

You can use the graphical package manager provided by your Linux distribution or update NoMachine by command line by following instructions below.
If you don't have the sudo utility installed, log on as superuser ("root") and run the commands without sudo.

RPM

- Download and save the RPM file.
- Update your NoMachine installation by running:

# rpm -Uvh <pkgName>_<pkgVersion>_<arch>.rpm

DEB

- Download and save the DEB file.
- Update your NoMachine installation by running:

$ sudo dpkg -i <pkgName>_<pkgVersion>_<arch>.deb

TAR.GZ

- Download and save the TAR.GZ file.
- Update your NoMachine installation by running:

$ cd /usr
$ sudo tar xvzf <pkgName>_<pkgVersion>_<arch>.tar.gz
$ sudo /usr/NX/nxserver --update

If you are installing Enterprise Client or Node run respectively:

$ sudo /usr/NX/nxclient --update
$ sudo /usr/NX/nxnode --update

 

Documents

Installation and configuration guides for the NoMachine products are available at:

https://www.nomachine.com/all-documents

 

The NoMachine Development Team