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FreeNX (Fedora Core 5, 6)

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Free NX is the solution that MANY of us all needed:


I'm on a windows or linux box, and need to remote control another linux box... securely... over ssh only... SSL secure... oh, and with GUI too!


Enter NX...


Server Setup:


On your linux box (nx server)


Open terminal, and su to root


yum install freenx


guess what - that's it! The yum install does ALL the config for you!


You should only need to copy the client.id_dsa.key from /etc/nxserver to your client,

then properly import the key into the client setup


Client Setup:


Windows Box


Download the Windows client from www.nomachine.com

Install - take defaults all the way through.


Linux (Fedora core 5, 6)


download linux client from www.nomachine.com

remember where you saved the file - I saved mine here: /home/dan/nxclient/


open terminal and su to root:


yum localinstall nxclient*.rpm


You have to do it this way, because of dependency issues - it took me forever to figure this one out - you can't install just by rpm -ivh ...


that's it, now config the clients...





Client Configuration (Win & Nix):


The Session wizard:

Session name: what ever you want to call it...
Host: IP address or DNS name of your server
Port: 22
Internet connection - slide to your speed

Drop down boxes: 
Right one is Unix
Left one - depends on you desktop environment - choose KDE or Gnome
Size of your remote desktop: select your resolution
**** Check the box for Enable SSL encryption of all traffic ****

Check the box for Advanced Configuration dialog


Advanced Configuration dialog:

Click the "Key" button, then Import.
Browse to the client.id_dsa.key file you got from your server setup.


That's it!


If I didn't make myself clear on the client config, click here for a video showing how to do it...

NX Client Config - Video


Mirror on google video - Not as clear, but works better than mine...


Be patient - it's a 6 MB video file



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  • 4 months later...

I am running 64-bit FC6 on it. the funny thing is, I really miss freeNX from my old FC5 box, but a search in yum says it's not there. Is there a way to install a 32-bit version and if so wherewould I find it since yum seems to think it does not exist?...

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