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Installing and Using NX Player

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While these instructions have been tested on a variety of laptops and comptuers, not all configurations have been observed. Please send us information about successful installations (stating platform and other circumstances) to ecco-help@cac.cornell.edu.

Choosing versions

The description below describes how to install the NX 4 or 5 client. Users who wish to install and setup the older NX Client 3.5 should follow instructions on this page.

Download the free enterprise client

Go to the Nomachine page, and download the latest "Nomachine" enterprise client. Install it. (Using the enterprise client is preferred to using the free "Workstation" client, as its installation is less intrusive. The "Workstation" client also acts as a server, allowing you to connect to your own workstation using NX. This functionality is NOT required in order to connect to ECCO.)

Download the pre-configured configuration

Now download the desired pre-configured config files:

(only one! NX does not seem to allow for multiple configurations for the same host) and unpack the ZIP file into the NX config location (you can find this in the NX4 configuration as "Connections" directory)

  • $HOME/.nx/config (Linux)
  • /Users/[user_name]/Documents/NoMachine/ (Mac)
  • Documents/NoMachine/ (Windows 7, 8, 10)

(You may need to enable "view hidden files option" for your operating system). You can configure this to be in a different directory if you wish, by modifying the NX4 settings.

Connecting with the NX client

The session installed as noted above should now show up in the initial NX window:

nx4-step1
If the session does NOT show up here, then you may need to "import" it. It is NOT possible to self-configure the session.
Double-clicking on the session will start it. Accept the key dialog:
nx4-step2
Log in with your ECCO login id and password:
nx4-step3
You may get the following prompt, which you can safely click OK for:
nx4-step5

Customization options

The NX client has several options that can be set once a session is active. To find them, use the "peel" menu in the top-right corner (default location) and click on it: