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I was told to use nomachine to access a remote server.

Is there anything else that I could use instead?

The remote server is already running the nomachine's server application. I would like to use an application supported by Ubuntu (for nomachine's package I had to enable a PPA, using the directions here).

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possible duplicate: askubuntu.com/questions/352/… –  belacqua Oct 26 '11 at 17:13
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@belacqua I'd say no, it's not a duplicate, primarily because that question is Ubuntu > Windows, this is Ubuntu > * (or vice versa). –  jrg Oct 26 '11 at 17:25
    
If it was a duplicate, now it is not. And as jrg mentioned, the other question asks specifically to connect to a window's desktop. –  BЈовић Oct 26 '11 at 17:30
    
No problem with duplicates (if all answers everywhere are great, we should merge them) -- just thinking there might be a lot of overlap. –  belacqua Oct 26 '11 at 17:34
    
I can see some overlap, since it was suggested I think a merger is a good idea. –  jrg Oct 26 '11 at 17:43

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remmina Install remmina

Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK+, aiming to be useful for system administrators and travellers, who need to work with lots of remote computers in front of either large monitors or tiny netbooks. Remmina supports multiple network protocols in an integrated and consistant user interface. Currently RDP, VNC, NX, XDMCP and SSH are supported.

Remmina is released in separated source packages:

 "remmina", the main GTK+ application
 "remmina-plugins", a set of plugins
 "remmina-gnome", the GNOME desktop applet
 "remmina-xfce", the Xfce panel plugin

Remmina is free and open-source software, released under GNU GPL license.

screenshots : here

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Xrdp

xrdp is the Remote Desktop Protocol to the X window system

Install Xrdp

Use the terminal server client to connect.

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OP explicitly asks how to connect to a (nomachine) NX server. Xrdp does not do this. –  Jan Oct 26 '11 at 17:49
    
@Jan that was AFTER he edited the question –  Amith KK Oct 29 '11 at 10:54

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