Something as simple as FreeNX

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funkyblue
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Something as simple as FreeNX

Post by funkyblue » 2014/12/16 20:15:03

Hello

After installed Centos 7 I discovered the simple and easy to install and use FreeNX is no longer available.
I cannot seem to find any simple products to enable Gnome 3 and Centos 7 to work together remotely.
Have I missed something? VNC Server has complex setup requirements, X2Go does not support the latest version of Gnome.

What else is there?

Thanks in advance
Scott

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Re: Something as simple as FreeNX

Post by scottro » 2014/12/21 23:54:35

I'm sorry, I just use x2go (which seems much simpler from the very beginning than the various things I'd have to do with FreeNX) but I use it with openbox. That's the closest thing I know of to a FreeNX replacement. I suspect that others have similar experience, which may be why you've not gotten an answer.
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Re: Something as simple as FreeNX

Post by funkyblue » 2014/12/22 00:20:22

Thanks for that :)

It's an odd one, and I'm surprised there has not been more people posting about it and there not being a simple solution available.
iI am strugging with multiple guides and error messages to setup TigerVNC. FreeNX just worked and was easy.

No choice but to go back to CentOS 6. It's very frustrating and unfortunate this issue has been ignored.

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Re: Something as simple as FreeNX

Post by mterbuc » 2015/01/28 07:10:34

Yeasterday I install freenx from CentOS 6.5 in CentOS 7:
wget http://bay.uchicago.edu/centos-vault/6. ... x86_64.rpm

I'm also sorry that freenx does not develop, because it is very useful

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Re: Something as simple as FreeNX

Post by maxp779 » 2015/01/28 09:49:09

I use nomachine, its easy to setup and just works.

In order to install it on centOS7 I had to enable the EPEL and extras repositories and install apper. Then I could download and install nomachine easily.

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Re: Something as simple as FreeNX

Post by funkyblue » 2015/01/28 09:55:12

maxp779 wrote:In order to install it on centOS7 I had to enable the EPEL and extras repositories and install apper. Then I could download and install nomachine easily.
Could you please provide some instructions on how you did this with Centos 7?
It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Scott

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Re: Something as simple as FreeNX

Post by maxp779 » 2015/01/28 10:45:28

funkyblue wrote:
maxp779 wrote:In order to install it on centOS7 I had to enable the EPEL and extras repositories and install apper. Then I could download and install nomachine easily.
Could you please provide some instructions on how you did this with Centos 7?
It would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks
Scott
Sure, im a linux noob so i saved all the commands in case I needed to do it again.

To enable the EPEL repo, go to the terminal and type this:

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yum install epel-release
Then install yumex, this is a GUI package manager:

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yum install yumex
After that open yumex from the menu then search for "apper" and install it. Apper is a KDE thing so im assuming you use KDE, I think the GNOME version of centos already comes with an apper equivalent but im not sure.

Go here and install the RPM file:
https://www.nomachine.com/download/linux&id=1
The bottom one is 64 bit, the top 32 bit.

After that it should be smooth sailing! One last thing, I might get crucified for saying it (like I do for telling people to disable UAC in windows) but I disabled SELinux, if I remember correctly it didn't play well with nomachine autostarting. This is how I disabled it:

You will likely need to do this as root, if you can do this via the command line awesome, failing that you can start the dolphin file manager as root by typing "kdesu dolphin" in the command line.

DISABLE SELINUX
Go to this directory:

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/etc/selinux/config
Change the line in config to say this:
SELINUX=disabled

I also disabled the firewall but I think that was for some other reason not related to nomachine. Its worth a shot if its not working just for troubleshooting purposes, obviously having the firewall on is a good thing.

DISABLE FIREWALL
The following command disables the firewall on boot:

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systemctl disable firewalld

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Re: Something as simple as FreeNX

Post by TrevorH » 2015/01/28 19:09:16

Do not disable selinux or turn off your firewall!
CentOS 6 will die in November 2020 - migrate sooner rather than later!
Info for USB installs on http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/InstallFromUSBkey
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Re: Something as simple as FreeNX

Post by maxp779 » 2015/01/30 12:34:40

Now I remember why I turned off the firewall, I couldnt access my samba shares with it on. It was unrelated to nomachine, SELinux did cause me issues though.

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