NoMachine Client Setup

Updated: August 20, 2021

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NoMachine NX (Multi-OS)

NoMachine provides a Linux desktop session via the NoMachine client without having to run X11 servers on your desktop.

Installation

Installation of the NoMachine client starts with download of the installer from NoMachine. Choose the version for your OS and follow the instructions provided by NoMachine.

Configuration

Start the NoMachine client. If this is the first time opening the client, you will have no existing connections and will need to create a new one. Clicking the “new” button will take you through a wizard for creating this new connection:

For “protocol”, use the default (NX) and click the “continue” button.

For “host” you need to select one of the rhino nodes- don’t use the “rhino” alias. In this example I’ve chosen “rhino03”. “rhino01”, and “rhino02” are the other options here:

Leave the other options as-is (port 4000 with “use UDP”) and click “continue” to get to the “Authentication” configuration. Here select “Password” and “continue”.

which will take you to the “Proxy” configuration. Again, use the default (“Don’t use a proxy”). Click continue and name the connection- this name isn’t important and the default is usually fine.

Click “done” here. This will present the “Recent connections” screen where you can now open this newly created connection. Double click to start the process. If this is the first time you have connected to this host you may be presented with a warning:

These warnings can typically be ignored- click yes to continue on to the login screen:

Finally you will be asked whether to create a new virtual desktop or a custom connection- choose the former, “create new virtual desktop”.

This will create a new Linux desktop session.

Updated: August 20, 2021

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