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Old 03-27-2008, 05:15 PM
"J. Alex Aycinena"
 
Default NoMachines client access to Gnome on F8 (was F7)

You're welcome. Hope it works for you.

On Thu, Mar 27, 2008 at 8:09 AM, Pete Heffron <pheffron@neology-rfid.com> wrote:
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> Wow! Thanks very, very much for posting.
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> I had given up, and was just limping along with missing applets. I upgraded
> to the newest release of NoMachine, tried the rm ~/.gnome* suggestion and a
> couple of my own. Never would I have guess it to be a security issue. I'll
> give this a try as soon as I have a free minute (yea right).
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> Thank you,
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> Pete
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: fedora-list-bounces@redhat.com [mailto:fedora-list-bounces@redhat.com]
> On Behalf Of J. Alex Aycinena
> Sent: Monday, January 21, 2008 9:43 PM
> To: fedora-list@redhat.com
> Subject: Re: NoMachines client access to Gnome on F8 (was F7)
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> On Oct 16, 2007 4:46 PM, J. Alex Aycinena <alex.aycinena@gmail.com> wrote:
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> > I downloaded and installed the free NoMachines NX server on Fedora 7 (had
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> > few problems but managed to overcome them) and the NX client on Vista. I
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> > connect from the Vista client to the Fedora server, and, when I select KDE
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> > as the environment, it seems to come up and work just fine. When I select
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> > Gnome, however, the client is missing some of the panel functionality (it
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> > actually came up fine the very first time but the second time, on startup,
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> > the applets failed to load, with alerts displayed, and haven't since).
> Gnome
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> > still comes up fine when I sign on to F7 directly. I've looked all over
> the
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> > web and can't find anything to help.
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> > Does anyone on this list have any experience with this? Can anyone help me
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> > out?
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> I'm responding to my own email for the benefit of anyone else who may
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> have the same problem.
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> I received feedback from NoMachine as to how to solve the problem.
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> Since my initial post, I have upgraded to F8, so I have tried the
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> following on F8 and not on F7 although I expect it would apply the
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> same.
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> According to NoMachine: "the causes of the problem with the
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> gnome-applets seems to be the access policies of the DBUS service. A
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> way to add a new rule without breaking the DBUS security consists in
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> executing the following operations as root:
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> 1. Create a new user group (the group name is an example):
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> # groupadd dbusext
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> 2. Add to the new group the users accessing Gnome via NX:
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> # usermod -a -G dbusext <username>
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> 3. Configure the new group in the DBUS policy rules. Edit the file
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> /etc/dbus-1/system.d/nm-applet.conf and add the following text just
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> after the block <policy user="root">...</policy>:
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> <policy group="dbusext">
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> <allow own="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo"/>
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> <allow send_destination="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerIn fo"/>
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> <allow send_interface="org.freedesktop.NetworkManagerInfo "/>
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> </policy>
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> 4. Restart the DBUS service:
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> # /etc/init.d/messagebus restart
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> If, after these changes, the new NX sessions still have the same
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> problem, the Gnome configuration could be broken. Make a backup of the
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> following folders, and remove them:
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> $HOME/.gconf
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> $HOME/.gconfd
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> $HOME/.gnome
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> $HOME/.gnome2
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> $HOME/.gnome2_private
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> /tmp/gconfd-<username>
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> /tmp/orbit-<username>
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> This is what our developers did in order to create a full working
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> Gnome session under Fedora 7."
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> Steps 1 through 4 worked for me and I didn't have to remove the
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> indicated folders. This allowed me to sign on via the NX client with a
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> Gnome session as a particular user, whether that user was signed on to
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> the server or not, and to sign on and off repeatedly in either case
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> with the Gnome desktop functioning properly, which I was not able to
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> do previously without the indicated DBUS-related changes.
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