Parallels Tools in RHEL causes desktop issues.

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

  1. BobR2

    BobR2 Bit Poster

    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

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

    SteveL1 Bit Poster

    This happens in CentOS too.
  4. ArmandoG

    ArmandoG Bit Poster

    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

    RichardM16 Bit Poster

    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

    projector Bit Poster

    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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