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Old 04-20-2009, 10:09 AM   #1
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FreeNX startup problems

Installed freenx all looks good other than headache of adjusting directory permissions. When logging into the server get the following error. I am running rhel4. I am at a loss.

Session startup failed.

NX> 203 NXSSH running with pid: 4128
NX> 285 Enabling check on switch command
NX> 285 Enabling skip of SSH config files
NX> 285 Setting the preferred NX options
NX> 200 Connected to address: on port: 22
NX> 202 Authenticating user: nx
NX> 208 Using auth method: publickey
HELLO NXSERVER - Version 3.2.0-73 OS (GPL, using backend: not detected)
NX> 105 hello NXCLIENT - Version 3.2.0
NX> 134 Accepted protocol: 3.2.0
NX> 105 login
NX> 101 User: mmacneil
NX> 102 Password:
NX> 103 Welcome to: user: mmacneil
NX> 105 listsession --user="mmacneil" --status="suspended,running" --geometry="1680x1050x32+render" --type="unix-kde"
NX> 127 Sessions list of user 'mmacneil' for reconnect:

Display Type Session ID Options Depth Screen Status Session Name
------- ---------------- -------------------------------- -------- ----- -------------- ----------- ------------------------------

NX> 148 Server capacity: not reached for user: mmacneil
NX> 105 startsession --link="adsl" --backingstore="1" --encryption="1" --cache="128M" --images="512M" --shmem="1" --shpix="1" --strict="0" --composite="1" --media="0" --imagecompressionmethod="3" --imagecompressionlevel="-1" --render="1" --session="test" --type="unix-kde" --geometry="1680x990" --client="winnt" --keyboard="pc102/en_US" --screeninfo="1680x990x32+render"

NX> 1000 NXNODE - Version 3.2.0-73 OS (GPL, using backend: not detected)
NX> 700 Session id:
NX> 705 Session display: 1000
NX> 703 Session type: unix-kde
NX> 701 Proxy cookie: c59f0770e439dc3a339a6e7b8c198ca9
NX> 702 Proxy IP:
NX> 706 Agent cookie: c59f0770e439dc3a339a6e7b8c198ca9
NX> 704 Session cache: unix-kde
NX> 707 SSL tunneling: 1
NX> 1009 Session status: starting
NX> 105 /usr/bin/nxserver: line 1531: 3505 Terminated sleep $AGENT_STARTUP_TIMEOUT
NX> 596 Session startup failed.
NX> 1004 Error: NX Agent exited with exit status 1. To troubleshoot set SESSION_LOG_CLEAN=0 in node.conf and investigate "/user/mmacneil/.nx/". You might also want to try: ssh -X myserver; /usr/bin/nxnode --agent to test the basic functionality. Session log follows:
NX> 1006 Session status: closed
Can't open /var/lib/nxserver/db/running/sessionId{EB0F261D18E3C07F2C2E75F4421FBB37}: No such file or directory.
mv: cannot stat `/var/lib/nxserver/db/running/sessionId{EB0F261D18E3C07F2C2E75F4421FBB37}': No such file or directory
NX> 280 Exiting on signal: 15
Old 04-20-2009, 10:20 AM   #2
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Well i'd suggest you do as the log message says and set that SESSION_LOG_CLEAN thing.

Moreover though, *IF* you don't need more than 2 concurrent logins i'd suggest using the real NX server, not freenx. It's a nicer, slicker system to run.


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