I have a problem with VMware Horizon client v2203 on ElementaryOS 6.1

The client installs fine with absolutely no errors but when I click on the launch icon it just exits the app before even raising a window for it.

Reinstallation, reboot didn't help and there is literally no info about any similar issues by anyone else.

Any advice is appreciated, other than what I have already tried and mentioned above.



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After installing it indeed, the window does not open. Trying to run it form the Terminal gives us some nice clues: enter image description here

And the issue seems to be pretty common with many distros. In short, uncomment the #session required pam_loginuid.so line in /etc/pam.d/lightdm (or /etc/pam/lightdm-autologin if you use autologin). After a restart, the application launches normally (seems to not like dark mode too well though...)

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More info on this here, credit to the wonderful person who figured it all out.

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