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Using NX to Connect to Galileo

  • Using NX to Establish a Graphical Session:
    The best solution for connecting to Galileo from remote locations is probably "OpenNX". This is a free product that's available for Windows, Mac and Linux. Two ways to use it are described below:

    • Option 1: (Web-based)

      This is the easiest method, since it doesn't require that you install any software on your computer. All you need is a web browser that supports java.

      You can use the Java version of the NX client (called "nxplugin") by just pointing your web browser at the appropriate web site. Here's how:

      1. Visit Galileo's web page at http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu.
      2. Click on the link labeled "Start NXplugin session" at the left-hand side of the page. The first time you do this, you may need to click "OK", or the equivalent, several times in order to allow nxplugin to run.
      3. Eventually you'll see a login dialog box labeled "NOMACHINE" (the company that produces nxplugin). Log in using your Galileo user name and password. A new terminal window will open. (Note: There may be a delay of several seconds between the time you enter your password and the time the terminal window opens.)

      You can now run graphical applications on Galileo. Try typing "mathematica", for example.

    • Option 2: (Standalone)

      If the Java version isn't satisfactory, you can install a standalone NX client on your computer. OpenNX is one of these, and it can be downloaded from the following web site:

      After you've installed OpenNX on your computer, you will also need an NX session profile file for Galileo. You can download this from Galileo's web site:

      1. Point a web browser at Galileo's home page (http://galileo.phys.virginia.edu)
      2. RIGHT-click on the link labeled "Download NX Session Profile" at the left-hand side of the page.
      3. Select "Save Link As" from the menu, and save the file on your computer.
      4. To connect to Galileo, double-click on the file you saved.

      You can now run graphical applications on Galileo. Try typing "mathematica", for example.

      Note: If you're using an Apple computer running OS X, you may find that the "e" key behaves like a backspace when you're using OpenNX. To fix this, type "macnxfix".


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