FreeNX-kNX -- User Support for FreeNX Server and kNX Client


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FreeNX Server is the Free and GPL'd NX server implementation by Fabian Franz, based on's NX technology. NoMachine have thankfully licensed the core of NX under the GPL (they provide a close-source commercial NX server product on top of that code, as well as professional support).

FreeNX is a set of Bash scripts (about 3000 lines of code altogether) and comes with no support other than that which you may or may not gain by participating in this mailing list.

The source code repository for FreeNX is hosted by

The source code of the NX core libraries is available as "tarballs" from NoMachine, in the form of stable releases as well as development snapshots.

For FreeNX to work, you not only need the FreeNX scripts, but you also need the compiled NX sources from installed. (Linux-Distributions are starting to offer their own pre-compiled packages now).

kNX is the initial KDE NX Client implementation, that was written as a "proof-of-concept" within 2 half days of hacking during LinuxTag 2004.

FreeNX and kNX strife to stay compatible and inter-operable with NoMachine's commercial NX products. We aim to let NoMachine's (free-as-in-beer) NX Client to work with FreeNX server as well as let the kNX Client access any commercial NoMachine server product (Personal, SmallOffice and Enterprise Servers).

Some versions of FreeNX and kNX are "snapshot" releases for respective 1.5.x snapshots by NoMachine, and are not expected to run with any other NX version from NoMachine.

UPDATE: As of 25th of May 2005, have close their own mailing lists. Some of their developers do now participate and respond to questions here.

Please be sure to consult the most excellent NoMachine Knowledge Base and NX documentation available at

before you ask FAQs here.

To see the collection of prior postings to the list, visit the FreeNX-kNX Archives.

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