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From: Alex Schuster <wonko@×××××××××.org>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] NX, FreeNX, Neatx, x2go?
Date: Fri, 21 Jan 2011 14:45:33
1 Hi there!
3 I'm using various versions of NX to access remote servers. Normally I
4 use FreeNX, but sometimes NX from, and I also gave Neatx a
5 try, depending on which OS I am using - I do this with Gentoo, Fedora,
6 Ubuntu and openSUSE. This does not work too well. For example, I
7 regularly have to issue a 'nxserver --cleanup' to kill existing sessions
8 in order to be able to log in again. There are servers where I could not
9 log in with NX at all, although it used to work a while ago. Sometimes I
10 only have to try the login for several times, and suddenly it works if I
11 am lucky.
12 Sometimes I have no success at all, then I try another product. On
13 Gentoo, FreeNX seemed to work somehow, but only if I keep my session -
14 when I close the initial application (xterm), I have to clean the
15 session before I can log in again. Resuming works okay though.
16 And now I just setup a new Gentoo machine, and FreeNX does not work at
17 all - I can connect, the session seems to start, but no window opens.
19 As FreeNX seems to be dead, I thought I'd give x2go a try. Did anyone
20 have sucess with this? I don't even find proper documentation on how to
21 actually use it. According to [1], the Gentoo documentation is [2]. The
22 last comments state that there is no /etc/init.d/x2goserver script to
23 start the server. Looks like a bug to me, but maybe it is not needed at all?
25 What are these various x2go* commands for? Even the x2go wiki [3] does
26 not document the x2goserver* commands.
28 When I try to connect, I get this error message:
30 Verbindung fehlgeschlagen weird: Unable to connect:
31 /home/wonko/.x2go/ssh/socaskpass-Ds5896 Unable to connect:
32 /home/wonko/.x2go/ssh/socaskpass-Ds5896 Unable to connect:
33 /home/wonko/.x2go/ssh/socaskpass-Ds5896 Permission denied
34 (publickey,keyboard-interactive).
36 Then I specify my DSA key, I still have to enter my password, but I do
37 not get the error message. And that's it, syslog says x2gopgwrapper has
38 no tty present and no askpass programm was specified. I guess it wants
39 my SSH passphrase then.
41 Does it actually work for anyone? Does someone have pointers to a howto?
42 Is it actually worth to invest time here, or is x2go just not ready yet?
43 What would be the best solution? What do you prefer?
45 [1]
46 [2]
47 [3]
49 Wonko


Subject Author
Re: [gentoo-user] NX, FreeNX, Neatx, x2go? Paul Hartman <paul.hartman+gentoo@×××××.com>
[gentoo-user] Re: NX, FreeNX, Neatx, x2go? Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] NX, FreeNX, Neatx, x2go? Stroller <stroller@××××××××××××××××××.uk>