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[21 Jul 2007 | 2 Comments | ]

Something that was not obvious to me when using NX client was the ability to get out of fullscreen. I initially thought that they just hadn’t implemented it as yet.. but we are now on version 3 and I thought that the mere oversight should have been fixed by now.
Well, I don’t know if it has always been there but there’s two ways to switch between the remote desktop session and your local session when using NX
You can switch between full-screen and your original desktop by clicking on the …

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[21 Jun 2007 | 5 Comments | ]

Wow.. a great week it has been in the enterprise Linux world.
Last week, we had:

Mindquarry 1.1 released
TinyERP released a web client and a new version
OpenBravo 2.30 released

and while it’s not truly open source, NoMachine released V3 of their NX server and finally, they have introduced
desktop sharing and session shadowing

Now, if your an admin, it’s a no-brainer to set it up – you can either do it from NX Manager (make sure you have V3 also) or you can edit /usr/NX/etc/server.cnf
You can checkout all the directives from the Admin guide …

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[21 May 2007 | One Comment | ]

** – Update – The below is left for reference but it IS apparently now possible to do this using NoMachine V3.0 – see this post
Look, it’s just not possible in FreeNX to grab a local console session or ‘mirror’ an existing session using native NX protocol. Part of the problem is how is the architecture of spawning a new X session.
Anyway, the ‘answer’ to this problem by most people is to tunnely VNC through NX.. Look, go try it if it suits you but it’s, well if I wanted …