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ID: TR10L04642
Added on: 2014-10-24
Last update: 2019-02-11
Solved in version: 4.3.30
Platform: All Linux Platforms
Product: NoMachine Server
Severity: Minor
Status: Closed
The gnome-panel is not displayed or is blank in virtual desktop sessions connected to Ubuntu 12.04

When running virtual desktops on Ubuntu 12.04,  the gnome-panel is not displayed or it is empy. Deleting the ~/.config folder helps to restore the gnome-panel and get rid of all the notification applets. 

This problem affects version 4.3.23 and occurs when gnome-classic or gnome-fallback are used for starting the virtual desktop. This is defined in the DefaultDesktopCommand key in the node configuration file.


The suggested workaround is:

1. Create a script, for example in /usr/NX/nxsession.

2. Content of the script:


exec /usr/bin/gnome-session --session=gnome-classic

3. Set file permissions to allow everyone to run the script:

$ sudo chmod 755 /usr/NX/nxsession

4. Edit the node configuration file,  /usr/NX/etc/node.cfg,  and set path to the script in the DefaultDesktopCommand key:

DefaultDesktopCommand /usr/NX/nxsession

It's not necessary to restart the server, this change will be effective when creating a new virtual desktop.