Installing NoMachine’s free Terminal Server on ArchLinux

If you have never used NoMachine before, it is a fantastic technology that allows you to have a Terminal Server for X on Linux, similar to XenApp for Windows. It is a very powerful application. I used to install FreeNX back in the day when it was released, but I have since learnt that it is just much easier to install the free version of NoMachine, especially for my own personal use.

It only took me about one minute, but I thought I might just write down the quick and dirty hack that I just did to get NoMachine’s free terminal server package (which allows two clients to connect at a time…) on Linux.

# sudo su –
# cd /tmp/nx
# wget wget
# echo the above URL’s may no longer be correct at the time of you reading this, please check
# cd /usr
# tar -xvf nxclient-3.4.0-5.i386.tar.gz
# tar -xvf nxnode-3.4.0-6.i386.tar.gz
# tar -xvf nxserver-3.4.0-8.i386.tar.gz
# ln -s /etc/rc.d /etc/init.d
# sudo /usr/NX/scripts/setup/nxnode –install redhat
# sudo /usr/NX/scripts/setup/nxserver –install redhat
# rm /etc/init.d

All the errors that the installer comes up with can be safely ignored.

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