My coworker, Andy Mei mentioned FreeNX to me. I checked out the Ubuntu Forums on FreeNX and FreeNX Wiki page. It's a two-part (client/server) software...
To install FreeNX on my ubuntu dapper,
First I added the following line to my /etc/apt/sources.list:
deb http://free.linux.hp.com/~brett/seveas/freenx dapper-seveas freenx
you can try other repositories.
If you do not want to get gpg errors, import them:
- sudo gpg --keyserver subkeys.pgp.net --recv-keys 1135D466
- sudo gpg --export --armor 1135D466 | sudo apt-key add -
- fired up Snaptic Package Manager,
- clicked reload to get updared package list from the newly added repository
- then searched for freenx
- marked it and clicked apply
Result is a very fast & easy connection from Windows XP to Ubuntu Linux (see screenshot above).
Ahh, don't try to be smart and install it from cmd line `sudo apt-get install freenx`. I know people who did and suffered ;-)
[UPDATE - 09/29/2006]
OK, I take that back! I now have a beta version of Ubuntu Edgy Eft (Knot 3) running on my linux box and I installed it from command line:
sudo apt-get install freenxI chose No machine keys during the set up and it works just fine!
[UPDATE - 10/02/2006]
I downloaded the new NxClient (2.1.0-6) from NoMachine.com. It failed to connect to my Ubuntu
NX> 704 Session cache: unix-gnome NX> 707 SSL tunneling: 0 /usr/lib/nx/nxserver: line 891: 27507 Terminated ( sleep $AGENT_STARTUP_TIMEOUT; exit 1 ) NX> 105 NX> 504 Session startup failed. NX> 1004 Error: nxagent failed to start with: Unrecognized option: 1 NX> 1001 Bye.Apparently, it needs a compatible client/server installation...