FastX Release Notes

FastX 2.3 Server build 96 January 17, 2017 SpaceMouse support added Fixed an issue saving profiles Install script installs latest version of nodejs available Fixed sorting issues in admin panel Fixed a crash when saving a theme Fixed a black screen … Continued

FastX Installation Instructions

The FastX Client and Server are distributed as one package. Getting the Client Installing the Service Installing on RPM Based Systems (Red Hat/SuSE etc) The following instructions assume an installation in the default /usr directory.  If you would like to … Continued

FastX Network Configuration

The FastX Server can be configured in many different ways to take care of your ever-expanding visualization needs. Default Installation (Client/Server) Gateway Installation Cluster Installation FastX Default Configuration This the default configuration after installing FastX  It allows for direct connections … Continued

Getting Started with the FastX Browser Client

FastX Version 2.0 contains an all new browser based client. Written entirely in javascript, No plugins are required. Your system administrator will provide you with the url to connect to. Logging In Log in with your system username and password. … Continued

FastX Desktop Client

  FastX offers multiple ways to connect to sessions.  Users can connect from anywhere using the FastX Web Browser Client.  You can install the Desktop Client to connect to your FastX installation The Connection List When you start FastX the … Continued

FastX License Installation

FastX is licensed on the server side.  All clients are unlicensed.  Simply download the client (or use the web browser client) and you are ready to use FastX greatly simplifying end user deployment The FastX Server ships with its own … Continued

Installing Node.js

FastX requires Node.js in order to use the Web Client as well as advanced features such as the Gateway Server or Load Balancing The install.sh script will attempt to find and download the proper version of Node.js to run these features.  Users who do … Continued

FastX Administrators

FastX can be configured to allow some users to be nominated as administrators, giving them access to other user sessions Among other benefits, Administrators can View all user sessions Connect/Disconnect/Terminate user sessions Edit session parameters Monitor servers Change the Network … Continued

Global Bookmarks

System administrators can create a global suggestions file for FastX available to all users on the system.  This file allows system administrators to preconfigure the commands that their users can launch. Creating Suggestions Log in as an Admin Click on … Continued

Bookmarks

Bookmarks allow you to save frequently used commands so that they appear in the bookmarks drop down menu when starting a new session Difference Between Suggestions, Bookmarks, and History Suggestions are configured by the system administrator.  They are available to … Continued

Building Custom Clients

FastX includes an open architecture that allows users to custom build solutions to solve their business needs.  Don’t like the FastX Web Interface?  No Problem, you can modify it as needed.  Do you want your users to log in  and automatically … Continued

FastX Touch Interface

The FastX browser client comes complete with a touch interface so you can reconnect to any session from any device After connecting to a session, click on the input button in the menu   Mouse Input Mouse Input has 2 … Continued

Self-signed Certificates

In order to facilitate users running quickly, the web service install script creates self-signed certificates. Self signed certificates pose potential security risks as anyone can generate a self signed certificate and pose as the web server. They should not be … Continued

GNOME 3, KDE, and Unity3D do not run

Problem The latest versions of the popular desktops GNOME 3, KDE 4.8, and Unity 3D heavily use OpenGL. These desktops require direct access to the graphics hardware which is not available in a traditional remote X Server. The default desktops … Continued

Warning: Failed to find an open display

When launching a FastX session you may get the following message Warning: Failed to find an open display Background By default, FastX will check for open Displays on the Server. FastX checks the location /tmp/.X11-unix/ for open Displays The DisplayBase … Continued

License Server Installation

Floating and Named-user licenses use the RLM license server to distribute licenses. This article explains how to create and activate a license server on your network. RLM License Server Installation Preinstallation Setup Installing the RLM Server on Windows Installing the … Continued

FastX displays upside down

On certain remote linux machines, launching a session will result in the Desktop being displayed upside down This is an NVidia driver issue on the remote machine Enabling desktop effects on a machine using the default MESA drivers, desktop effects … Continued

Installing a self-signed certificate on Safari

Safari will reject connections with self-signed certificates by default. In order to connect to FastX via the web with Safari when using a self-signed certificate folloow these instructions. Remember self-signed certificates should only be used when testing FastX. Trusted SSL … Continued

Installing a Self-signed certificate on Firefox

Firefox will reject connections with self-signed certificates by default. In order to connect to FastX via the web with Forefox when using a self-signed certificate follow these instructions. Remember self-signed certificates should only be used when testing FastX. Trusted SSL … Continued

Installing a self-signed certificate on Chrome

Chrome will reject connections with self-signed certificates by default. In order to connect to FastX via the web with Chrome when using a self-signed certificate follow these instructions. Remember self-signed certificates should only be used when testing FastX. Trusted SSL … Continued