[K12OSN] freenx issue

David Whitmer thewhitmers at gmail.com
Wed Oct 29 13:44:59 UTC 2008

On Wed, Oct 29, 2008 at 9:39 AM, Will Hatch <whatch at anwsu.org> wrote:

> I uninstalled the nxserver from my k12ltsp server (centos), and used the
> add/remove programs to install freenx.  I created a new session on my
> Windows XP workstation and tried to connect.  I'm getting a message that
> says "The NX service is not available or the NX access was disabled on host
> The details say:
> NX> 203 NXSSH running with pid: 2960
> 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: on port: 22
> NX> 202 Authenticating user: nx
> NX> 208 Using auth method: publickey
> NX> 204 Authentication failed.
> I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong.  I noticed when I installed the FreeNX
> on my k12 box that there is some sort of proxy system for x11 called NX
> installed.  Could this be the issue?  How to fix?  Is there a way (GUI) to
> configure FreeNX on my k12 box?  Thanks!

When freenx installs it generates new ssh key files.  You need to copy that
from your freenx server computer to your Windows computer, then import that
key into the new session in your Windows NX Client.

The key file is called: client.id_dsa.key

I think you can find it on the server at:

David Whitmer
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