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Old 06-18-2012, 10:02 AM   #1
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existing nx connection does not show up in

hello everyone,
I had started an nx session on friday and disconnected from it so i would log on again in the future. well the future is today and i wanted to connect to my existing session, but instead I got greeted by a freshly new session (that doesn't have my settings, wallpapers etcetc).
I check with ps and the former connection is still alive:
nass 28202 0.1 0.6 123664 55100 ? S Jun15 6:34 /usr/lib64/NX/nxagent -persistent -D -name NX - nass@stargaze:1022 - stargaze (GPL Edition) -option /home/nass/.nx/C-stargaze-1022-BCC181885279AE18F98E649D95FD576C/options -keyboard pc102/en_US -geometry 1274x772 -nolisten tcp :1022
but this connection does not show up in nx-admin client window

any clues as to how to get that session back?

Old 06-18-2012, 02:51 PM   #2
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I think this can happen mainly for two reasons:
- the client from which you are tring to connect from is a different one and doesn't support the resolution of session;
- the session for some reason isn't active anymore.

you can check on the server using the command
nxserver --list nass
but I have also to warn you that here I'm not using persistent sessions, because I find them a little buggy.
Old 06-18-2012, 04:03 PM   #3
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i guess the answer lies in buggy, but sometimes it is needed....

the command actually returned some completely different session!
root@stargaze:~# nxserver --list nass
NX> 100 NXSERVER - Version 3.2.0-73 OS (GPL, using backend: 3.5.0)
NX> 127 Sessions list of user 'nass'

Server Display Username Remote IP Session ID
------ ------- --------------- --------------- -------------------------------- 1020 nass 133BEB4F1E5147164DD51EB0A68FA187
NX> 999 Bye
this is a completely different session (i was hoping to see the session with display 1022)...

the funny thing is I connect in a display # 1023 for the new sessions that i get, but when i try to start firefox , it complains that it is already running....


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