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I couldn’t get Mint to function but it was the latest build available on their site so it was likely Wayland. I’m now running Kubuntu 16.04 under VirtualBox 5.1.30 and after Googling for some applicable commands it appears I’m running Plasma under x11.
The Phantom issue occurred mostly with Discover, which I guess is their Software Centre, but I can’t replicate the problem at the moment – perhaps a reboot along the way resolved it.
Thanks for responding to my issue. It seems to be under control for the time being, though I may switch back to Win10 when I get an opportunity. So many small issues have cropped up and each one requires Googling and often reverting to the command line to resolve. Given the advantages of Linux though, I still think it would be useful to pin a how-to document somewhere with setting up a basic Linux/NoMachine build, listing the Distro and version, any commands needed to change the desktop environment etc to get a base config up and running.
I do like NoMachine though – the options are clear and you’ve provided some great functionality. One small improvement might be to offer a fullscreen mode that respects the Win10 taskbar, if that’s possible. At the moment I have a custom resolution set in Kubuntu for 1920×1080 instead of 1920×1200 so I can still see the taskbar without introducing scroll bars, though I still have the unneeded NoMachine title bar at the top and a bit of empty space at the bottom since the taskbar is not a full 120 pixels tall.jumpropeParticipant
Update: it’s possible VirtualBox 5.2.7 was contributing to the problem as I had similar difficulty using Kubuntu. When I downgraded to VirtualBox 5.1.30 the situation improved and it’s mostly usable now.
I say mostly, because sometimes screen elements/text aren’t rendered properly in the NoMachine windows client and/or there are phantom images that won’t go away. This may have to do with the Plasma environment of Kubuntu, I don’t know.
So the question still stands, is there a recommended Linux distro/build that works flawlessly with the NoMachine Windows 10 client? I do plan on running Firefox Quantum on one of the VMs, which is why I was looking for some VM video acceleration, but perhaps it’s not possible to have everything.