[CentOS] freenx problem with the most recent updates

Joachim Backes joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de
Mon Oct 22 11:34:04 UTC 2007

Johnny Hughes wrote:
> Joachim Backes wrote:
>> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>> Joachim Backes wrote:
>>>> Johnny Hughes wrote:
>>>>> Joachim Backes wrote:
>>>>>> Mogens Kjaer wrote:
>>>>>>> Joachim Backes wrote:
>>>>>>> ...
>>>>>>>> Known?
>>>>>>> ...
>>>>>>> Is you system x86_64, then:
>>>>>>> http://lists.centos.org/pipermail/centos/2007-October/088311.html
>>>>>>> else try if using another mirror helps.
>>>>>> thank you for your reply, but I did this already before sending an
>>>>>> email
>>>>>> to the centos mailing list. Now when starting the nxclient on my
>>>>>> workstation, I get a message presenting some dead "available sessions"
>>>>>> which cannot be resumed.
>>>>>> This happens on each nxclient start.
>>>>> The dead sessions, except the one that says X0 (local),  are probably
>>>>> just leftovers in this directory:
>>>>> /var/lib/nxserver/db/running/
>>>> This dir is empty! And no session is/was running.
>>>>> You can make sure all your current NX sessions are exited on the
>>>>> server,
>>>>> then go to that directory (/var/lib/nxserver/db/running/) and if there
>>>>> are files in there, remove them (or back them up to another
>>>>> directory if
>>>>> you want to be extremely cautious :D ).  Also look in
>>>>> /var/lib/nxserver/db/failed.
>>>> Is empty too.
>>> Maybe you have these in the NoMachine client's location instead:
>>> /usr/NX/var/db/
>>> failed and running directories ... the entries you want to delete will
>>> look something like this:
>>> sessionId{03288000FC8EE2D8DBE68D29F8D417CA}
>> I found such entries, but deleting them was not helpful.
>> Still getting the prompt I have attached.
> Right ... that one connection is the "X0 (local)" connection, that is
> your "normal local desktop" shared.
> You will normally not be able to connect to that, and it can be ignored.
>  (Unless you are logged in and have set vino to share your :0 desktop)

Hi Johnny,

thank you for the explanation. Clicking in this additional prompt (which now appears each time) on 
the "New" button seems be the only solution.


Joachim Backes

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Joachim Backes <joachim.backes at rhrk.uni-kl.de>
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