LinuxQuestions.org
Download your favorite Linux distribution at LQ ISO.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software
User Name
Password
Linux - Software This forum is for Software issues.
Having a problem installing a new program? Want to know which application is best for the job? Post your question in this forum.

Notices


Reply
  Search this Thread
Old 10-20-2009, 12:21 AM   #1
ufmale
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 386

Rep: Reputation: 30
Access FreeNX session locally


I set up a FreeNX on my desktop at the office. When I am at home, I can access the machine from my home computer.

I am running program on the office desktop via FreeNX from home and leave it running without terminating the session. Now I am in the office, how do I access the session from my office desktop?
Is there a special settings or I need to install a client software at my office desktop as well?
 
Old 10-20-2009, 02:02 AM   #2
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983
no, just the nxclient, but i'd suggest that you went wrong by installing freeNX, as the functionality you need for your own ends is done by the real NX server, no need to go use the separate FreeNX project unless you want unlimited connections to a server, and you lose a lot of the niceties of NX itself by using FreeNX.
 
Old 10-20-2009, 02:40 PM   #3
ufmale
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 386

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
I am a little confused. I guess they are two different software, right? One is freeNX and the other is NX server. From your explanation, the FreeNX and NX server do the same function, except FreeNX allows you to create multiple connection, is that right?
 
Old 10-20-2009, 02:51 PM   #4
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983
NX is the "real" one, but if you align them to windows, "Remote Desktop" functionality is provided very nicely by the standard *FREE* NX server. "Terminal Services" functionality, e.g. LOTS of sessions is provided very nicely by the *COMMERCIAL* NX server, and also by the FreeNX project. if you don't need 30 concurrent connections, you'll have a much nicer time using the official NX server from nomachine.org.

To be honest though, none of this actually relates to your question...
 
Old 10-20-2009, 11:46 PM   #5
ufmale
Member
 
Registered: Feb 2007
Posts: 386

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 30
Thanks for your response. The reason I am looking into FreeNX because vnc does not let you access the computer if the computer hasn't been logged in after the reboot.
 
Old 10-21-2009, 02:23 AM   #6
acid_kewpie
Moderator
 
Registered: Jun 2001
Location: UK
Distribution: Gentoo, RHEL, Fedora, Centos
Posts: 43,417

Rep: Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983Reputation: 1983
well, that's not quite true plenty of ways to start VNC automatically, but it is true that VNC is evil, and should be avoided in preference to NX / FreeNX if possible.
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FreeNX session ufmale Linux - Newbie 2 09-29-2009 10:51 PM
Connecting to existing session w/ FREENX Ashrack Linux - Networking 0 07-02-2006 10:02 AM
FreeNX Server Not installed or NX access disable Glock23 Slackware 5 06-19-2006 10:42 AM
GnuCash via FreeNX (NoMachine) KDE session jst1 SUSE / openSUSE 0 08-19-2005 01:11 PM
Can only access server locally. netquest1 Linux - Software 9 11-12-2004 05:54 PM

LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Software

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:16 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration