NX remote desktop: PC
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.
To install NX Client on your Windows machine download and install:
- NXclient package for windows (CCB login required)
Once the package has installed, open NX Client:
You should see a screen like the one below - Click "New" to establish a new connection:
Select SSH as the protocol and click continue:
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:
Select "Use the NoMachine Login" and click continue:
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:
Choose "Don't use a proxy"
Choose a name for the connection e.g. 'CCB_account' and click "Done"
Now double click on the "CCB_account" icon
Log in with your CCB username and password:
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":
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