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How can I setup neatx server on ubuntu natty? I'm looking for a step by step guide from a fresh natty installation.

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What is NeatX?

Neatx is an Open Source NX server, similar to the commercial NX server from NoMachine. If you're not familiar with NX, these links might help:

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How to install NeatX?

Add the PPA, update and install:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freenx-team
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install neatx-server

edit: above installation seems to fail. From google neatx page:

Getting Neatx: At the moment, we're not doing releases as we're constantly fixing small things as people try out the codebase. In the meantime, the best way to get neatx is to check it out from svn.

Use this command to anonymously check out the latest project source code:

# Non-members may check out a read-only working copy anonymously over HTTP.
svn checkout http://neatx.googlecode.com/svn/trunk/ neatx-read-only

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This does not appear to work on Natty. First command runs fine. Second command (apt-get update) fails on the ppa.launchpad.net repository saying 404 Not Found. Have you done this setup on natty? –  Eric Jun 11 '11 at 21:23
    
That is what I have documented when I installed it in april. They must have deleted the PPA :) 1 moment \o –  Rinzwind Jun 11 '11 at 21:48
    
you are out of luck... they removed all downloads and you can only get it by checking it from svn –  Rinzwind Jun 11 '11 at 21:54
    
@Eric any reason why it has to be neatx? I'd go got Free NX if I was you (see the 3rd link) –  Rinzwind Jun 11 '11 at 21:59
    
"Failed to fetch ppa.launchpad.net/freenx-team/ppa/ubuntu/dists/natty/main/… 404 Not Found" –  endolith Jun 19 '11 at 21:25

When you are behind a proxy :

user@host:~$ sudo bash
root@host:~$ export http_proxy=http://<proxyname>:<proxyport>/
root@host:~$ export https_proxy=http://<proxyname>:<proxyport>/
root@host:~$ add-apt-repository ppa:freenx-team
root@host:~$ sed -i 's/natty/lucid/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freenx-team-ppa-natty.list
root@host:~$ apt-get update
root@host:~$ apt-get install neatx-server
root@host:~$ exit

sudo bash is to keep export commands effect for all the session.

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@ Eric

This should solve your problem in installing Neatx in Natty:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:freenx-team
sudo sed -i 's/natty/lucid/g' /etc/apt/sources.list.d/freenx-team-ppa-natty.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install neatx-server

Cheers

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Can you explain what this does differently from the Rinzwind answer? –  endolith Jun 19 '11 at 21:26

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