I set up a desktop the other day which I intend to store some files on. The problem is however, I usually use my laptop, and I’m too lazy to walk upstairs to the desktop.
I’ve always just used ssh to administer servers through the command line, but in this case, this being a desktop, I wanted a GUI.
I’ve tried VNC, remote XSessions, and to be honest they’re both horrible – Not a patch on RDP.
After a quick Google I came across NoMachine NX, and it’s the dogs genitals…..
First of all, install SSH (sudo apt-get install ssh) on both the client and server machines, then follow this procedure for the server machine: (for the client machine, you only need install the client)
Visit the nomachine.com download page
Download and install the .deb files in the following order – client, node, server
Check that nxserver is running
sudo /usr/NX/bin/nxserver --status
and start it if it isn’t
sudo /usr/NX/bin/nxserver --start
Now start the nxclient
Bob’s your uncle. A nice, quick smooth running remote admin tool
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