[CentOS-devel] freenx-0.5.0-8.c4.noarch.rpm is in testing

Johnny Hughes mailing-lists at hughesjr.com
Fri Apr 14 12:39:49 UTC 2006


We have created a new version of freenx (freenx-0.5.0-8.c4.noarch.rpm)
and moved it to the testing repo.

This is based on the code displayed at the LWE in San Francisco ...

http://lwn.net/Articles/146825/

http://www.linuxjournal.com/article/8489

(though it is not officially released as stable by the freenx people)

This version should handle printing and reconnecting to running sessions
much better.

Running sessions (on the nx server, that is the machine you are
connecting to) are stored in "/var/lib/nxserver/db/running" ... if you
have been disconnected in the past, there may be several old sessions
out there that need to be cleaned up ... go remove the sessions that are
invalid (all of them in that directory if you do not have any open
sessions to that server).  There is no real auto cleanup of these if
your session breaks ... I will try to develop something that works
later. In the meantime, if you session list is to big and some are dead,
you will have to delete them manually.

This version also allows rootless mode, which is faster compression.

So far, this is a major improvement to my user experience for NX.

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Copy the testing CentOS-Testing.repo file from here:

http://dev.centos.org/centos/4/

to /etc/yum.repos.d/ , then use this command to install freenx:

yum --enablerepo=c4-testing install freenx nx

Report issues with this to the freeenx tracker here:

http://bugs.centos.org/view.php?id=1307

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A guide for setting up the NoMachine client (to connect to the freenx
server, if you installed it) is here:

http://fedoranews.org/contributors/rick_stout/freenx/

(you only need to do the client items, as the server is taken care of
with the above yum install).

Thanks,
Johnny Hughes
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