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FreeNAS 11 Debian 9 VM installation GUI issue

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The above image is a problem I'm getting when connecting to my debian VM via VNC. This happens on all resolutions I've tried: 1920x1080, 1024x768, 1280x960, and 1280x1024. This happens when I connect using VNC viewer, and the web VNC that FreeNAS provides.

My system specs are:
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-4570 CPU @ 3.20GHz
16222MB RAM
FreeNAS-11.1

My VM specs are:
1 Virtual CPU
4096 MiB RAM
50 GB zvol
Debian 9.3.0-amd64-cinnamon.iso

When I press the up and down arrow keys, the selection changes, so the issue seems to be with the how it's being displayed. I pressed the right arrow key to see if anything happened, and the OS started, and put me into the desktop successfully. With perfectly functioning graphics, and cinnamon did it's job with no issues. This issue stayed through multiple restarts.

I really don't know where this issue is coming from. Once Debian boots up, everything is fine. The console echo displays properly, it's just this menu that I can't read.
Is it the fault of Debian, FreeNAS, or myself?
I can provide additional pictures/information if needed.
 
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KrisBee

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There have been a few other threads about buggy VNC in FreeNAs 11.1-U1. About the only way to get a debian install working at the moment is to use a netinstall iso in text mode.
 
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It will be resolve in next patch. Maybe 5 or more days ;)

Envoyé de mon SM-A520F en utilisant Tapatalk
 
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Well that's a relief, I had thought I messed up somewhere in my settings. At least I'm not the only one experiencing this. Thanks.
 
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Hi guys,
tried also to install the debian Netinst iso with the same result as @ovalcoconut
Is there any solution to fix this.

Using Freenas 11.1-U6.
 

KrisBee

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Hi guys,
tried also to install the debian Netinst iso with the same result as @ovalcoconut
Is there any solution to fix this.

Using Freenas 11.1-U6.
Try setting VNC screen res to 800x600. Once installed, dump VNC in favour of ssh.
 
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