Installing the FreeNX server on Ubuntu 12.04 LTS

FreeNX is a system that allows you to access your desktop from another machine over the Internet. You can use this to login graphically to your desktop from a remote location. One example of its use would be to have a FreeNX server set up on your home computer, and graphically logging in to the home computer from your work computer, using a FreeNX client.

Open the terminal and write this command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freenx-team

Then update the apt:

sudo apt-get update

Install the FreeNX:

sudo apt-get install freenx

Get the nxsetup script:


Unpack the nxsetup script:

tar -xvf nxsetup.tar.gz

Copy the setup script to /usr/lib/nx:

sudo cp nxsetup /usr/lib/nx/nxsetup

Run nxsetup:

sudo /usr/lib/nx/nxsetup --install

Restart the freenx-server service:

sudo /etc/init.d/freenx-server restart

Use the ifconfig command to find the ip address:


Download the FreeNX Client for Windows from here:

Once it’s install, it will place an icon on the desktop, double-click on the icon and follow these steps:

After accecpting the RSA key fingerprint, we will connect to FreeNX Server:

Hope this will help you!

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