FastX Non-Root Installation

Installing FastX (Non-root)

Users who do not have root access can still install FastX using the following commands to extract the file from rpm. First, download the RPM file to your home directory.

Run the following commands to extract the files
cd $HOME
mkdir FastX
cd FastX
rpm2cpio ~/ | cpio -id
mv usr/* .
rmdir usr

This will create a $HOME/FastX directory where all the files are extracted.  


Activating a License

To install a license run

Closed Network Registering (No internet)

Please follow the instructions from the following webpage.

Running the License Server

After the license is installed, run the license server

$HOME/FastX/lib/fastx/3/rlm/rlm -c $HOME/FastX/lib/fastx/var/license


FastX can scan your system and preconfigure basic suggestions (GNOME, KDE, xterm etc) to simplify the connection process.  If you want FastX to check for default suggestions run.


Web Server

Running the Web Server

To run the web service with default settings, run:

nohup $HOME/FastX/lib/fastx/3/tools/run-web &

Client Configuration

To connect using the FastX Desktop Client using an SSH connection, in the “Advanced” tab in the “Edit Connection” dialog, change the contents of the “Run” box to $HOME/FastX/bin/fastx-protocol