I'm trying to use nx to login remotely to my desktop. But when I do, because of unity I get the following screen:

My NX Client

It looks like all I can do is access the file browser from here. I tried following the instructions in this post, but they don't work (presumably because I don't have the necessary gnome stuff). How do I launch the unity-2d "session" on 11.10?


You use gnome-session --session=ubuntu-2d as the command in your NX client.

  • As I said in my question above, doing this does not work. – Kurtis Nusbaum Oct 24 '11 at 1:29
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    You know, I'm not the kind of guy who guesses without saying so. Before I wrote that answer, I tested it myself. Perhaps you should consider updating your answer to provide more details? – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Oct 24 '11 at 3:29
  • Thank you for your patience. I tried it again and it's working now. I'd reversed the phrases and had typed in 2d-ubuntu instead of ubuntu-2d – Kurtis Nusbaum Oct 24 '11 at 4:07
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    Glad to hear that :) – Jo-Erlend Schinstad Oct 24 '11 at 4:27
  • I wasn't sure where in the NX client to enter this command. See the following answer for more details: askubuntu.com/questions/69522/… – Ben McCann May 1 '12 at 16:43

The problem is described on this nomachine webpage.

I had to check which sessions are available for gnome-session in /usr/share/gnome-session/sessions and modify the session startup (--session=gnome-classic changed to --session=gnome).

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