How do I enable freenx/nxserver?

dewey hylton freenx at
Thu Sep 22 07:26:35 PDT 2005

> Date: Thu, 22 Sep 2005 12:18:53 +0200
> From: Bjarne Wichmann Petersen <freebsd.nospam at>
> Subject: How do I enable freenx/nxserver?
> To: freebsd-ports at
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> I'm trying to get at nxserver running on my 5.4-box, but I'm totally confused
> now (been reading a ton of guides/howtos/tips that all say something 
> different). Bottom line is: I can't get it to work.
> I've installed freenx/nxserver from ports. I've tried running:
> #/usr/X11R6/NX/bin/nxsetup --install --setup-nomachine-key --clean --purge
> But it fails:
> Generating public/private dsa key pair.
> Your identification has been saved 
> in /usr/X11R6/NX/etc/nxserver//users.id_dsa.
> Your public key has been saved 
> in /usr/X11R6/NX/etc/nxserver//
> The key fingerprint is:
> xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx:xx root at xx.xx
> Setting up /var/lib/nxserver/ ...done
> Setting up /var/log/nxserver.log ...done
> Setting up user nx option requires an argument -- g
> pw: unknown switch
> Now, what do I do?
> Bjarne

what version of freenx are you running, and was it installed via package or port
or manually?

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