NoMachine is a remote-virtual-desktop system from NoMachine. (You will need a Unix-account to connect to our servers, see UnixUserReg.)

Installing NX

See Installing NX on how to download and install the NX client.

Configure NX

Configure NoMachine client version 5

Start the !NoMachine Player and create a badne7 connection:
click new

protocol: ssh
--> continue

port: 22
--> continue

--> Use the NoMachine login
--> continue

--> Use an alternate server key
cut the badne7 key from and paste it into a new tekst file,
choose that text file as alternate server key.
--> continue

--> Don't use a proxy
--> continue

Choose if you want a desktop short-cut.
--> Done

Login steps when you have no virtual desktop running on badne7
Choose " * SSH"
--> connect

Username: enter your Unix-user-name
Password: enter your Unix-password
--> ok

--> Create a new GNOME virtual desktop
--> continue

--> ok
--> ok
--> ok

How to logout and keep your virtual desktop running
Move the mouse to the upper right corner and click the _corner-menu_
Click the small round _power-button_ circle below the blue _Done_ button.
Choose _Exit_the_player_
Click _Disconnect_ in the _NX - window

Login steps when you have a virtual desktop running on badne7
Choose " * SSH"
--> connect

Username: enter your Unix-user-name
Password: enter your Unix-password
--> ok

Choose your existing virtual desktop
--> connect

--> ok
--> ok
--> ok

How to logout and quit your virtual desktop running on badne7
On the virtual Linux desktop:
--> System --> Log Out xxx... --> Log Out
Quit NoMachine

Configure NX version 3

Start NX Connection Wizard, in Windows it's located in the Start menu, Start right All Programs right NX Client for Windows right NX Connection Wizard

Click Next

Available servers are:
  1. Choose a session name
  2. Enter the FQDN of the server.
  3. Select the speed of you Internet connection, WAN may be a good choice even on a LAN, you can easily change / experiment with this later on.
  4. Click Next
  1. Don't change this, keep Unix.
  2. Select GNOME
  3. Keep default, Available Area.
  4. Do not check this, non encrypted connections is not allowed.
  5. Click Next
  1. Check this to get a NX icon with this specific session configuration created on your desktop.
  2. Check this.
  3. Click Finish
nx-wiz-05.png nx-wiz-06.png
  1. Click the Key...button
    1. the window to the right (Key Management) will appear with a default key. Delete this key and add the correct key for the chosen server. See list of keys on this page (only accessible on campus network).
    2. Click Save
  2. Click Save
  3. Click Ok
  1. Enter your Unix username.
  2. Enter your Unix user password
  3. Click Login
  1. The first time you connect to a server, the NX client and the server will exchange encryption keys and you will have to confirm the authenticity of the server, by comparing the fingerprint with:
    • badne5 c2:d2:f1:6b:d3:cd:ab:97:50:db:29:6b:e5:6a:a0:8e
    • badne6 61:ae:34:f7:f9:c7:f5:e2:a7:9d:9f:89:1a:82:f5:8e
    • badne7 e1:25:5f:48:af:30:45:a3:84:30:73:14:99:fc:8f:ea
  2. If fingerprint matches click Yes
That's It. Now, if you provided a valid username and password, the Gnome GNU/Linux desktop should soon appear.
Topic revision: r1 - 2020-03-18, TheodorIvesdal

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