[FreeNX-kNX] remote support using FreeNX ?

paul at thintables.com paul at thintables.com
Thu Mar 27 15:03:58 UTC 2008

@Al: Thanks for putting me on the right track.

When I try connecting to the server with a vnc session setup, I do get  
a list of active sessions but the session I need has a status of 'Not  
Available' and so the 'Resume' button is greyed out.

ENABLE_MIRROR_VIA_VNC is set to 1 in /etc/nxserver/node.conf and so is  

Also, there is no 'nxpasswd' util on CentOS's version of FreeNX so I  
added a user to the NX db with the nxserver command and also set his  
password with it. Not sure if this is right for the vnc mirroring.

Any more info on getting this to work ?



Quoting Al Johnson <alastair at solutiontrax.com>:

> I think this is now supported in 0.7.2 though I haven't tried it. There has
> been discussion of the changes needed to make 0.7.1 work on the list, mainly
> about getting the VNC authentication to work. nxpasswd in 0.7.2 looks after
> this now. Check /etc/nxserver/node.conf for ENABLE_MIRROR_VIA_VNC=1 which is
> the default, at least on my Gentoo box. This should make the VNC sessions
> show up if you connect with a VNC session type - NOT the Shadow one! I don't
> know what it does about authentication, so it's probably a good idea to check
> the archives.
> If that doesn't work you could always use krfb or its gnome equivalent. The
> one-time passwords this uses may be an advantage in this application too.
> On Thursday 27 March 2008 09:49:24 paul at thintables.com wrote:
>> Hello,
>> I'm looking for a way to help user's remotely while they're logged in
>> to an FreeNX server with the NX client.
>> Preferrably I would pick the session from the list and connect to it.
>> It seems that a 'Shadow' session is what I need but the FreeNX server
>> responds that Shadow sessions are not supported.
>> Is it possible to do this and if so, how ?
>> We're using nx-3.0.0-4.el5.centos and freenx-0.7.1.svn416-3.el5.centos
>> on CentOS 5.1, combined with the lateste nxclient from NoMachine.
>> Thanks in advance,
>> Paul
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