Error with nxclient on fedora 8

matt baker mattlbaker at
Wed Nov 14 04:19:27 UTC 2007

Has anyone got nxclient running on fedora 8?  My server and client are
both F8 machines.  I had this working when they were both F7 and
previously when they were both F6 boxes...  Here is what I have done.

On the server.
  1) yum install freenx
  2) copy /etc/nxserver/client.id_dsa.key to the client machine

On the client.
  1) grabbed the linux client from
  2) installed it, added a new connection, and imported the client key.

When I connect the client gives this error

NX> 203 NXSSH running with pid: 5008
NX> 285 Enabling check on switch command
NX> 285 Enabling skip of SSH config files
NX> 285 Setting the preferred NX options
NX> 200 Connected to address: <removed ip> on port: 22
NX> 202 Authenticating user: nx
NX> 208 Using auth method: publickey
HELLO NXSERVER - Version 1.5.0-70 OS (GPL)
NX> 105 hello NXCLIENT - Version 1.5.0
NX> 134 Accepted protocol: 1.5.0
NX> 105 login
NX> 101 User: mlbaker
NX> 102 Password:
NX> 103 Welcome to: isPgm00New user: mlbaker
NX> 105 listsession --user="mlbaker" --status="suspended,running"
--geometry="1280x1024x24+render" --type="unix-gnome"
NX> 127 Sessions list of user 'mlbaker' for reconnect:

Display Type             Session ID                       Options
Depth Screen         Status      Session Name
------- ---------------- -------------------------------- --------
----- -------------- ----------- ------------------------------

NX> 148 Server capacity: not reached for user: mlbaker
NX> 105 startsession  --link="adsl" --backingstore="1"
--encryption="1" --cache="16M" --images="64M" --media="0"
--session="workbox" --type="unix-gnome" --geometry="1024x768+128+103"
--kbtype="pc105/us" --screeninfo="1024x768x24+render"

NX> 1000 NXNODE - Version 1.5.0-70 OS (GPL)
NX> 700 Session id: isPgm00New-1000-ED9EEB172F6E300A6AD34114C6EBD1AB
NX> 705 Session display: 1000
NX> 703 Session type: unix-gnome
NX> 701 Proxy cookie: 3aa08d196b0d3158dc0705fdb4a0b110
NX> 702 Proxy IP:
NX> 706 Agent cookie: 3aa08d196b0d3158dc0705fdb4a0b110
NX> 704 Session cache: unix-gnome
NX> 707 SSL tunneling: 1
NX> 1009 Session status: starting
NX> 710 Session status: running
NX> 1002 Commit
NX> 105 /usr/libexec/nx/nxserver: line 1203:  3088 Terminated
NX> 1006 Session status: running
NX> 596 Session startup failed.
NX> 1004 Error: NX Agent exited with exit status 1. To troubleshoot
set SESSION_LOG_CLEAN=0 in node.conf and investigate
You might also want to try: ssh -X myserver; /usr/libexec/nx/nxnode
--agent to test the basic functionality. Session log follows:
Can't open /var/lib/nxserver/db/running/sessionId{ED9EEB172F6E300A6AD34114C6EBD1AB}:
No such file or directory.
mv: cannot stat
No such file or directory
NX> 1006 Session status: closed
NX> 1001 Bye.
NX> 280 Exiting on signal: 15
-------------------------------- END ERROR

I changed SESSION_LOG_CLEAN=0 in node.conf  and here is the session file

--------------------------------START SESSION

NXAGENT - Version 2.1.0

Copyright (C) 2001, 2006 NoMachine.
See for more information.

Info: Agent running with pid '3292'.
Session: Starting session at 'Tue Nov 13 21:01:11 2007'.
Info: Proxy running in server mode with pid '3292'.
Info: Waiting for connection from '' on port '5000'.
Info: Aborting the procedure due to signal '15'.

Fatal server error:
Error: Unable to open display
-------------------------------END SESSION

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