[FreeNX-kNX] Solution to 64 bit Issue on my Server

Gregory Carter gcarter at aesgi.com
Thu Feb 21 17:01:13 UTC 2008

One question.

Are the 3.0 NX libraries available freely only in binary form or source 
as well?

I wouldn't mind having a gander at the code.


Alastair Johnson wrote:
> You are right up to a point. This is known and I've tried to add it to the 
> Wiki, but it isn't accepting my edits. It probably hasn't been stated flat 
> out on the list either...
> nx libs v2.1.x are unreliable when compiled for x86_64. They work perfectly 
> for some, partially for others (like me) or not at all (like you). When 
> compiled for x86 they are reliable.
> nx libs v3.x are reliable with both x86 and x86_64.
> Fedora don't have the nx-3.x package yet, even in f9 apparently. Your 32 bit 
> workaround is good.
> On Tuesday 19 February 2008, Gregory Carter wrote:
>> Well...sort of.
>> FYI in case you have not been following my thread, I have been having a
>> devil of a time getting the freenx server 64 bit version to work on our
>> new Fedora 8 server.   It simply was too erratic.
>> I tried just about every debug and log level and looked at the problem
>> from the client, or the server but could not find any issues with the
>> setup.
>> I am forced to conclude that the freenx.x86_64 package is broken,
>> fundamentally, and is not functional.   I came to that conclusion after
>> following the large number of core dumps on the server side of the users
>> homes directory.
>> I dumped the x86_64 packages for nx and freenx and installed the .i386
>> packages with 32bit support and the problems instantly went away.
>> Now all my clients connect and everything works swimmingly.
>> So if you have a 64 bit machine, do not expect NX server to work
>> correctly as of yet.
>> -gc
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