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    I am running NX server on a Ubuntu Server 16.04 (no desktop)

    I have also downloaded the Enterprise client for Windows

    However upon establishing a new connection I get this error message:

    Cannot create a new display, please contact your system administrator

    Does NX work on a Ubuntu Server?



    you mention you don’t have a desktop. Are you referring to not having a desktop environment installed? Having one is pre-requisite to using NoMachine.

    If you do have a DE installed, which desktop environment is it? The error mentioned above may indicate that command for start desktop is incorrect. You should edit /usr/NX/etc/node.cfg as root and change DefaultDesktopCommand (uncomment if commented) value to – for example “/usr/bin/mate-session” if you have MATE installed.

    See also: https://forums.nomachine.com/topic/cannot-create-a-new-display-please-contact-your-system-administrator

    If you are using the Workstation, more information how to run specific desktop environment you can find there: https://www.nomachine.com/AR04K00667.

    if it doesn’t help please send logs to: forum[at]nomachine[dot]com.

    Full instructions about collecting logs: https://www.nomachine.com/DT10O00163#1.3.

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