Cookies on this website
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Continue' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

NX is a remote desktop program which lets you to connect to a remote server and run graphical applications remotely on that server. Your local machine acts like a terminal on the remote server. NX connections are secure as they use SSH encryption and authentication.

NX Installation

To install NX Client on your Windows machine download and install:

 

Once the package has installed, open NX Client:

pc_nx_client_logo.png

You should see a screen like the one below - Click "New" to establish a new connection:

mac_nx_8.png

Select SSH as the protocol and click continue:

mac_nx_9.png

Type in the host name. To connect to 'deva' type 'deva.molbiol.ox.ac.uk'. To connect to our alternative server, 'klyn', type 'klyn.molbiol.ox.ac.uk'. Then click Continue:

mac_nx_10.png

Select "Use the NoMachine Login" and click continue:

mac_nx_11.png

You will need one of the CCB SSH server keys.
Click this link and download the appropriate key (for deva or for klyn):

Tick the "Use an alternate Server Key" and browse for the deva_key file you downloaded earlier. Click continue:

mac_nx_12.png

Choose "Don't use a proxy"

mac_nx_13.png

Choose a name for the connection e.g. 'CCB_account' and click "Done"

mac_nx_14.png

Now double click on the "CCB_account" icon

mac_nx_15.png

Log in with your CCB username and password:

mac_nx_16.png

The following steps need only be set once if you choose the tick boxes to "Save this Setting in the connection file". Choose "Create a GNOME virtual desktop":

mac_nx_17.png

You should see the virtual desktop appear.

 

To create a shortcut to terminal, from Applications menu, choose "System Tool - Terminal", then right click and choose "Add this launcher to panel".

Click on this "Terminal" icon to open a terminal window

mac_nx_18.png