View Full Version : [ubuntu] Problem with Freenx/nomachine Installation

February 24th, 2010, 05:41 PM

I am not exactly newbie with GNU/Linux, but definitely new to SSH/NX stuffs. I followed the below tutorials for installing FreeNX so that I can access my desktop like TeamViewer in windows.


But I don't see the folder NX like the one mentioned here.

Then edit the file /usr/NX/etc/server.cfg

I don't see a folder called NX to proceed. Also when I use nomachine client to connect from Windows, it couldn't connect and I get the below errors.

nxssh: <host-name>: no address associated with name.

Any help on how to make connect to freenx server from windows using nomachine client?

Regards & Thanks,

February 24th, 2010, 05:45 PM
NX uses ssh - you should be able to get to the server using a command like

ssh -Xv <username>@<machine name>

replace machine name with ip address if necessary. The v gives you some debug information.

If you are on a windows machine try the PuTTY application for ssh.

Once you can connect with ssh then try NX.

May 4th, 2012, 10:46 PM
I used http://notepad2.blogspot.com.au/2012/04/install-freenx-server-on-ubuntu-1110.html to install FreeNX on 12.04 LTS. It says it's installed.

Can you help me verify it is installed and lead me down a path to get it working with windows nomachine client. right now it says SSH connection timed out.

I do see a directory for /usr/NX

I also can not connect to SSH via PuTTY.