Installing, Configuring, and Optimizing NoMachine Enterprise Client

Downloading and Installing

Go to NoMachine Enterprise Client, download the software version appropriate to your computer, and then install the software.

Creating a Connection to Phoenix

You should only have to do this once. (Cross your fingers!)
  1. Run NoMachine Enterprise Client
  2. Under Recent Connections, click New.
  3. Select NX for Protocol. Click Continue.
  4. Enter phoenix.goucher.edu for Host. Click Continue.
  5. Select Password for authentication. Click Continue.
  6. Select Don't use a proxy for Proxy. Click Continue.
  7. If desired, modify the Save As name. Click Done.

Opening a Virtual Desktop on Phoenix

  1. Get to the Recent Connections NoMachine Enterprise Client window.
  2. Double-click your phoenix connection.
  3. Enter your username and password. Click OK.
  4. Enter fullscreen mode by clicking the appropriate icon at the bottom of the window.
  5. Double-click Create a new virtual desktop.
  6. Your virtual desktop will appear in moment.

Optimizing NoMachine Display Settings on Phoenix

Each of the following optimization settings changes should be done while you have a phoenix session running.

Disabling MATE Window Compositing

  1. From the MATE desktop, open the System menu.
  2. Select the Preferences sub-menu.
  3. Select the Look and Feel sub-menu.
  4. Select the Windows menu item.
  5. If it isn't selected, select the General tab.
  6. Uncheck the checkbox for Enable software compositing window manager.
  7. Click Close.

Optimizing NoMachine Enterprise Client Display Settings

  1. Simultaneously press the Ctrl-Alt-0 (zero) keys.
  2. Click the Display icon.
  3. Click the Change settings icon.
  4. Drag the Display Quality slider all the way to the right.
  5. Select the checkboxes for Disable network-adaptive display quality and Disable multi-pass display encoding.
  6. Click Done three times. (Alternatively, click your heels together three times while wearing ruby slippers.)

Last updated Saturday, 04-Mar-2017 12:45:18 EST.
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