Anyone know if it's possible to install FreeNX in Lucid.
I've tried but get an error.
These are the steps I followed code...
Is there anyway to get this installed? Do I need to wait for FreeNX to be updated for Lucid or something? Or does anyone have any suggestion for a RDP server and client? I don't want to use VNC it's too laggy.
I have been messing around with freenx to see if I can support my customer via remote desktop... I have installed the server on Ubuntu Karmic and the client on Windows 7. I love linux but need the windows computer for customer work and that is why I chose to install the client on windows. I setup the server the best I could and created custom keys which I then copied to windows and imported them to the freenx client. I am looking for security for my customer and that is why I chose custom keys... There are several issues to deal with but I want to just get started to see where it takes me. I added the test server computers ip address to the freenx client configuration and tried to connect to Ubuntu... I have left the port as 22 at the moment
Desktop setting on the client...I chose vnc which seems to be a good choice according to all the material I have been reading....Other settings I have left alone at the moment to see how things work.... All that said - I have the login window asking for information... I have the password asking for information....and I have the session wanting information....? Obviously I understand that login info can be set on the server and the password...but I haven't seen how to set up that? Of course I am testing the server from a client on my home network at the moment - but the customer has his own router as do I so those settings will need to be looked at as well.
Also, I would like users to authenticate against using LDAP rather having created manually in the NX server. I installed using yum install freenx nx and rename the node.conf.sample to node.conf and installed the windows client. but when I am trying to conenct the nx server it says it is connected but it gives me NX> 202 Authenticating user: nxNX> 208 Using auth method: publickeyNX> 204 Authentication failed.I have change this nx user in sshd_config file to user that i created using nx server command which exists in local machine.
Currently I have successfully setup a server as remote freenx-server terminal and I may login to this system using local users.
As I want a central ldap based user management, I have setup a working ldaps configuration. I am able to login as a ldap user via ssh.
Now the strange issue I am facing is that the freenx-server won't let me login to my server anymore when I enable the following setting in /etc/ssh/sshd_config:
Code: UsePAM yes Naturally if I disable UsePAM, ldap based logins will fail because they are passed through PAM. uname -a: Code: Linux srv01 2.6.26-2-openvz-amd64 #1 SMP Thu Feb 11 01:40:09 UTC 2010 i686 i686 i386 GNU/Linux my sshd_config:
I've been working on getting NoMachine and FreeNX working together ... and they're both working well, listening on different ports (guess I should write a howto). At some point I decided to write an init script to control FreeNX behaviour (start, stop, status, setup), since the Ubuntu version has one (called freenx-server) and openSUSE doesn't, but I noticed that it was not necessary, as FreeNX got started automatically... but how ? I could not find any init.d script or command which would start the FreeNX server. Indeed it wasn't actually running :
Code: neelix:~ # /usr/bin/nxserver --status NX> 100 NXSERVER - Version 3.2.0-73 OS (GPL, using backend: 3.2.0)
I am trying (desperately) to setup freeNX so that I can access my Mandriva box from my Macbook over my network. I have great need to be able to do this. Here's the necessary info for you: Mandriva PC: running Mandriva 2010.0 with freeNX installed from the Mandriva repos Macbook: running OS 10.4 with the Nomachine NX Client installed Now, I have followed the setup from the Mandriva wiki as well as the freenx wiki to no avail. I simply cannot connect the Macbook's NX client to the server. I get an authentication failed message. However, I can ssh from the Macbook to the server just fine (that's how I'm getting most of this work done).
Sorry if this is in the wrong group but its a bit of an odd one but I think comes under Server Support.. I've set up both x11vnc and freenx in an attempt to eliminate either as a cause for this issue. The problem is that when I log in with either, I can get into the desktop and run things from the menus but when I make the System menu active - the session hangs and you have to killall for the freenx or vnc processes.
I was wondering if anyone might be able to help me investigate this and hopefully fix it as I'm not sure where to look given that both types of remote connection seem to have the same issue.
I've created a brand new CentOS 5.4 (Final) 64bit machine AMI on Amazon EC2. This was based off an existing image. I was able to follow the wiki to add NX server. I am using WIN XP desktop for NX client.
I can connect to the EC2 machine and get the GNOME desktop fine. I see the usual CentOS desktop and poke around.
I expected to open the Terminal window and get a shell prompt to su into root user (I need to be root to install some software that needs GUI). I do not want to install this from my plain SSH connection to EC2 (hence the NX server etc.).
When I open the Terminal window, all I get is the NX>105 prompt. I need to get to a shell prompt so I can su into root. For life of me, I cannot get around this prompt (I looked at NX documentation too). Note that this is a prompt NOT on client but on the remote machine. I do not need this as I'm already authenticated and logged in to remote GNOME desktop.
Obviously the TERMINAL is running some NX start up script (I've no idea which one). If there is some other way to sudo into root?
Lasted repositories: Index of /repositories/X11:/RemoteDesktop/openSUSE_11.3/i586
To day I try install on openSUSE 11.3 and SLES11-SP1, Not finish. Error: Could not find 1.5.0 or 2..0 or 3..0 version string in nxagent. NX 1.5.0 or 2..0 or 3..0 backend is needed for this version of FreeNX.
# nxsetup --install Removing special user "nx" ...no crontab for nx done Removing session database ...done Removing logfile ...done sent invalidate(passwd) request, exiting sent invalidate(group) request, exiting Setting up /etc/nxserver ...done [Code]...
I was trying to install freenx on my ubuntu machine and messed up somewhere. Now I cant login to the system. I get these errors Could not update ICEauthority file /home/xbmc/.ICEauthority I tried to login with CTRL-ALT-F2 and putting this command in sudo chown test:test /home/test/.ICEauthority and i get invalid user: 'test:test'
I'm noticing that the performance for FreeNX Server under Fedora Core 14 is really bad. The screen refreshing is painfully slow. I'm thinking maybe the issue is related to the use of opengl in the X driver? how I can disable opengl entirely, so that the X server is only using 2d rendering?
I have Ubuntu 10.04 and I've set up FreeNX server on it. I use the Nomachine client for Windows to log into my home computer while I'm at work.The other day I tried opening Chrome browser and nothing happened. So I clicked it a few more times and nothing. So I went ahead and just used Firefox.When I got home that day I physically went to the computer and woke it up and about 20 Chrome windows were open. So it looks like Chrome is launching in the wrong session. I'm logged in locally and through NX with the same user. Should I create a different user to log into the machine locally? Is there some way to bring these open windows over to my remote session? A couple more things... the first time this happened I had opened Chrome locally and left it open. Also Dropbox does this as well. And locally there is an icon in the top notifications for Dropbox but not on my remote session. So I'm thinking if an app is already running locally can I not open a new instance on my remote session?
I like FreeNX, but it makes the system sluggish sometimes. The server is on Ubuntu and the Windows client are both on the same switch on a private network, and won't ever be use over public internet. I see in the client that I can disable encryption, but how do I do it in the FreeNX server end?
According to Ubuntu documentation, Neatx should be installed on Lucid but there is no support for this on the Neatx homepage. In fact, the Neatx webpage says they are not doing releases because of bugs. With that said will FreeNx work on Lucid?
I just finished following the instructions found here to install FreeNX on my ubuntu 10.04 server. It went smoothly, just used the default keys.Once I had that all set up I scrolled down and followed the instructions to set up the client and that went fine as well.My problem is with actually using the program.When I try to log in I get the error "Authentication failed for user tony" (my username). Do I need to change anything in the configuration other than setting it to use gnome and putting in the host address?oes it make a difference that my ssh settings only allow rsa login? I logged into the server with ssh to see if that helped but it did not. I even tried using the ssh key with the FreeNX Client but that did not work
how to get sound to work in FreeNX. After a couple of google searches I'm still stumped to as how I'm supposed to get it to work. The first thing that I'm wondering is: is it possible for a server system without a sound card to actually stream audio towards a client with the NoMachine NX Client (multimedia enabled)? If so then the problem gets a bit more complex. I've installed the ESD Sound Server and PulseAudio. But how am I supposed to do this configuration ? Whenever I go to gstreamer-properties I get the choice for ESD which I choose for my output and ALSA for my input. Still no sound. The configurationfile has been changed so that the libraries for ESD get loaded in /etc/nxserver/node.conf but also still nothing.
So I don't know exactly if this is where to put this. Because I think this might be NoMachine's problem, but I'm not sure. I am trying to set up FreeNX, and I got it working to connect from my work laptop (windows 7) to my home computer (ubuntu 10.04).
I have it going on a different SSH port, and it claims I'm using custom Keys. But, NoMachine still requires me to put in a password to connect. But I can't do that because I have my ssh setup to key-authentication ONLY.So I can't connect to my home machine UNLESS I turn on password-authentication also. But I don't want password authentication on. So, how can I connect without using passwords? Do I need to use a different client other than NoMachine NX-client? Or is this a setup I have wrong in my ubuntu stuff.
I figure it must be NoMachine, because I can't even attempt to login if I don't first put in a password.
I'm having some trouble with FreeNX on OpenSuse 11.2. I followed the instructions on this page to set up the server on my linux machine, and I'm connecting to it with the Nomachine client for Windows, running on Windows XP x64. It refuses to complete the connection, and the console log from the NX client is as follows code...
I've searched this forum and many web pages on google, but I haven't found anyone with this exact problem. the fact that it can't stat those files suggests to me that it might be a permissions thing, but I wouldn't expect non-root users to EVER have permission to files in any subdirectory of /var, so I sincerely doubt that they would release a program that requires read/write access to such files, and therefore, I am pretty certain it's a configuration issue, although I'm not experienced enough with the NX server to know where to start looking for the failure. Previous attempts with FreeNX and opensuse 10.3 (I am testing 11.2 for a possible upgrade of all of our linux systems here at my office) yielded totally successful results. the fact that there is no NX server included in the DVD distribution of 11.2 seems a little strange to me, as it was included with 10.3, but this is of little significance compared to my real issues.
For a Secure Remote Desktop on Ubuntu 9.10 here is how I did it using OpenSSH, FreeNX and a router with DD-WRT v24. Pic of it in use at bottom of post, transferring a file and remote desktop at the same time.
For the purposes of this guide I will use a Desktop as the Server (Host) which is at home. The Client will be a Laptop that I can use to control the Desktop remotely. First you should already be familiar with the Terminal which is where you enter commands (anything in a "Code:" box).
In Ubuntu it is in Applications > Accessories > Terminal In Kubuntu it is usually on the lower left taskbar and is called Konsole I am using Ubuntu so you may have to make some adjustments to this guide if you are not using Ubuntu. Installing OpenSSH (for the rest of this guide I will refer to it as only SSH)
After a recient update to the freenx libraries KDE on Kubuntu 10.04 stopped working but other desktops like gnome kept running. The problem wasn't in the normal log files, but it was found in the .xsession-errors file in the user directory on the server. After the update NX is trying to start kde with the /usr/bin/startkde4 command which doesn't exist. Instead make a link from /usr/bin/startkde to the non existent /usr/bin/startkde4 and it will work again. To do this use the command:
I have a script that basically adds a zypper repo, then proceeds to install and configure FreeNX.To add the repo:
zypper addrepo Index of /repositories/X11:/RemoteDesktop/openSUSE_11.1 RemoteDesktop
To install FreeNX & it's relevant dependencies:
zypper install FreeNX
To setup and configure FreeNX:
nxsetup --install --setup-nomachine-key --clean --purge sed -i 's/AllowUsers idcuser/AllowUsers idcuser nx/' /etc/ssh/sshd_config service sshd reload
After completing these steps on version 11, I can immediately open the FreeNX client (windows 7), and connect. On 11.1, at the very end of the FreeNX connect, just after "Dowloading the session information", I get:
Permission denied (publickey,keyboard-interactive).NX> 280 Exiting on signal: 15 I've googled this to death, and tried a bunch of random changes to both ssh and nxserver, but I can't seem to get rid of it. What might have changed from 11 to 11.1 that could cause this behavior change? The NXserver seems to be configured and running identical on both systems.
I recently upgraded an openSUSE 11.3 install to 11.4 by downloading the DVD, burning it, & chosing the upgrade option upon booting to it. I used all the upgrade defaults. Upon coming back up, I added the FreeNX zypper repository & installed the latest FreeNX. Connecting via FreeNX works, but I'm not able to see any window menus on any of my applications. They get stuck to the top left corner of the screen &/or they don't have the window border surrounding the window (as in the top bar that contains the minimize/maximize buttons).
I have successfully setup FreeNX on Suse 10.2, Suse 11 (32 and 64 bit), and am now attempting on RHEL 5.4 (32 and 64 bit). For both distributions, the client fails to times out at exactly the same point - downloading the session information. Here are the steps I took to install/configure.