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  • #12954
    jn505
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    Hi,

    Is it possible to attach a USB DVD burner on to the local machine (NX client) and use it to burn files located on the remote system(NX Server)? If yes, what would be the best way to approach this.

    #12967
    kroy
    Contributor

    Of course it is possible ūüôā If you are connected to remote desktop – navigate to NoMachine main menu (Ctrl+Alt+0). Next click on “Devices” icon, then – “Connect a USB device”. Choose your USB DVD from “Local devices” list and click on “Connect” button. You should see green dot which indicates that device is connected in the session. Now you are able to use your USB DVD on the remote host.

    More instructions about USB devices sharing you can find here: https://www.nomachine.com/DT07M00083#4.3.

    #12976
    jn505
    Participant

    kroy,

    I was able to get there but I do not see my USB DVD in the USB devices.  I use the <Click here to connect a device> and select USB Devices and both the local and remote USB device options are in gray.  Do I need to enable this from the config file?

    Thank you!

    Alex

    #12977
    jn505
    Participant

    Just to clarify..  I do see the USB DVD Burner on my Windows machine.

    #12993
    kroy
    Contributor

    Can you write what OS is on server machine and USB device name?

    The fact devices are greyed out either means:

    – You have disabled USB sharing on server or client (in default USB sharing is enabled, so if you didn’t change it by your self – ignore this step). You can find it in node configuration key which is in <location_where_you_installed_nomachine>/etc/node.cfg. For example on linux edit /usr/NX/etc/node.cfg and change line EnableUSBSharing none to EnableUSBSharing both.

    – Second possibility is that on your linux distro – USB support is disabled. In that case please follow the article: https://www.nomachine.com/AR12J00658.

    #13037
    jn505
    Participant

    kroy,
    I installed the NoMachine server and executed the following commands as I was not sure if the USB sharing was ON by default. I am able to access the DVD burner from the local machine.  It seems NoMachine is unable to see the USB device.

    nxserver –ruleadd –class service –type client-usb-sharing –value yes
    nxserver –ruleadd –class service –type server-usb-sharing –value yes

    nxserver –rulelist
    sevice     client-usb-sharing    yes     NX    system
    srvice    serve-usb-sharing    yes    NX    system

    OS: RHEL 7.2
    USB: hpCDDVDW_CDROM_sr0

    I also attempted to connect the USB DVD burner from my windows machine using the windows NoMachine client and USb devices is still grayed out.

    #13038
    jn505
    Participant

    kroy,

    I followed the steps on this link¬† as suggested (https://www.nomachine.com/AR12J00658.) and I got the DVD to attach.¬† The issue now is that I cannot write to it.¬† I suspect it thinks is a regular cd-drive and not a burner.¬† When I open Brasero to attempt to write an iso file, Brasero states “Please replace the disc with a supported CD or DVD “.¬† I’ve tried using different media with no luck.

    #13045
    jn505
    Participant

    Quick update.  I am able to see the DVD burner but it does not detect the blank media when connecting the local DVD burner to the NoMachine server.  To further test this issue, I decided to connect another usb DVD burner physically to the NoMachine server to see if it was a Linux issue.  It turns out that when the DVD burner is physically connected to the server via USB the DVD burning application (either Brasero or K3B) have no problem reading the blank DVD and burning to it.  This tells me there is something happening with NoMachine when I connect the DVD burner as a usb device.  I have no problems when the dvd is physically connected to the server but do have problems recognizing the blank data when the DVDD burner is remotely located.  Any suggestions?

    #13058
    kroy
    Contributor

    On most computers and OS platforms which we tested it works fine. But indeed we could reproduce issue on one of our Windows 10. We’ll investigate the problem more closely to fix it as soon it’s possible.

    #13104
    jn505
    Participant

    Kroy,

    Here are some details that might be of some use when replicating the issue:

    Client: Ubuntu 16.04 (No Machine Enterprise Desktop) The client has the DVD Burner connected directly to it.

    Server: RHEL 7 (NoMachine Enterprise) The data we want to burn is on the server and using the DVD shared by the client remotely.

    Just to be clear, we are able to see the DVD Burner on the server but are unable to burn to it.

     

    On another note.  Is  it possible to share an internal (Non-USB) DVD burner?

    Thank you for looking into this!
    Alex

    #13149
    kroy
    Contributor

    Is it possible to share an internal (Non-USB) DVD burner?

    No, we share only disks. Other devices which we can share should be plugged in to the USB port.

    #15519
    Britgirl
    Participant

    Please make sure your Windows installation is up-to-date with any recent software updates. Also, use the latest NoMachine version. Then let us know if you continue to have the same issue.

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