[FreeNX-kNX] Installing FreeNX the real way

Terje Andersen terander at guard.zapto.org
Tue Mar 11 21:12:04 UTC 2008

On Tue, 2008-03-11 at 16:09 +0100, Martijn Evers wrote:
> hi,
> First of all, thanks for FreeNX, I am new to FreeNX and I like it much.
> I am not a native speaker (Dutch), so excuse me if i write a bit rubbish :)
> I use Debian 4.0 and FreeNX (trunk), I've installed FreeNX the easy way 
> first:||||
> |||See: http://mail.kde.org/pipermail/freenx-knx/2007-October/006041.html|
> And that went fine.
> But i don't quite understand "The real way" of installing FreeNX (as 
> stated in the INSTALL file).
> I understand that first the GPL'ed NoMachine components need the be 
> build, so after
> downloading tar'ed source files and apt-get'ing dependencies I had the 
> following
> building blocks:
> |nx-X11/lib/X11/libX11.so*
> ||nx-X11/lib/Xext/libXext.so*
> ||nx-X11/lib/Xrender/libXrender.so*
> ||nxcomp/libXcomp.so*
> ||nxcompext/libXcompext.so*|
> nxproxy/nxproxy
> And FreeNX (trunk) files.
> However I don't have:
> |nx-X11/programs/Xserver/nxagent|
> |||nxdesktop/nxdesktop|
> |||nxviewer/nxviewer/nxviewer|
> |||nxviewer/nxpasswd/nxpasswd|
> For nxclient I can use the one from NoMachine or
> the one from FreeNX. But where do I get the other files?

You don't :-)

NoMachine has dropped their own version of rdesktop (nxdesktop) and
vncviewer (nxviewer) - now they use the originals instead (NX libs >=

If you have followed an "old" instruction, there will be information
about compiling/installing nxviewer/nxdesktop, but those instruction you
can safely ignore now.


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