Parallels Tools in RHEL causes desktop issues.

Discussion in 'Linux Guest OS Discussion' started by BobR2, Nov 26, 2018.

  1. BobR2

    BobR2 Bit Poster

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    After installing Parallels tools in RHEL 7.6, I'm having issues with GDM. Applications appear in front of the desktop, but behind the icons. When I first log in, I have a blank screen with a mouse pointer for a few seconds then the icons appear, the screen goes blank and then I see the desktop rise up as usual. Abrt-Cli is reporting gnome-shell failed. I am also unable to drag applications around by their title bars, however, I can still drag them around by the blank space in the menu bar. Seems like coherence might have something to do with it. I have included a screen shot of the issue I am seeing as well as the basic abrt-cli output.
    Also note the only way to make an inactive application active is to use Alt+Tab. I do not know if Fedora or CentOS are affected by this or not. Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 4.27.04 PM.png

    It is also worth noting that I have isolate linux from Mac enabled.
     
  2. UmaN

    UmaN Bit Poster

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    I am facing similar issues. This is really hampering the reputation of Parallels
     
  3. SteveL1

    SteveL1 Bit Poster

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    This happens in CentOS too.
     
  4. ArmandoG

    ArmandoG Bit Poster

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    The same form me, with CentOS 7.6.
    After installation (not "express") it's all OK, but imediately after Parallels Tool installation, the problem happen.
    I'm using Parallels Desktop 14 for Mac - Pro Edition.
    Very bad situation.
     
  5. RichardM16

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    Yes, this started with CentOS 7.6 (1810 - 3.10.0-957). Reinstall Parallels tools does not improve the situation. I also opened a ticket in the CentOS bug tracker fro the gnome shell.
     
  6. projector

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    Virtualization within the Intel line of chips used to sound straight-forward and light-weight; allocate and protect memory and disk space, scheduling, etc. But you get the sense that now it is a mass of special case handling that breaks with every guest-os update, lots of dependencies.
     
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