[FreeNX-kNX] Starting a second application within an already established session

Fabian Franz FabianFranz at gmx.de
Fri Mar 14 15:19:26 UTC 2008

> Am Mittwoch, 27. Februar 2008 16:18:50 schrieb Terje Andersen:
> > The way I've seen people report that they use the rootless mode (when
> > in need of several windows), is that they start their applications
> > from the xterm window which then will be started inside the same
> > session. Another solution is to create a serverside script that does
> > this for you, and start this script instead of the xterm (defined in
> > the client).
> Ok - to start applications from the xterm would be a solution for me as an
> IT 
> man but not for simple users. They need a button they can click on on
> their 
> desktop to get the app they need. 

This is now implemented in SVN.

You can ENABLE_ADVANCED_SESSION_CONTROL="1" in node.conf and then call your session "add myserver xterm" or "add myserver konqueror" or whatever. Important is only that it starts with "add ". The rest afterwards is irrelevant.

You might want to use the --plugin mode though instead of --session from nxclient. As I have to return an error from the server after I have started the application.

So what to do is:

Create a simple cmd or .bat script, which does like:

perl.exe -pi -s 's,<option key="Automatic reconnect" value="false" />,<option key="Automatic reconnect" value="true" />,g' %1
nxclient.exe --plugin %1

The above is untested just out of the blue.

I hope that helps,

Best regards,


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