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I use the qtnx client to connect to a NX technology remote desktop server.

Unfortunately with my French keyboard layout (azerty-like) some keys such as AltGr do not work. This means I cannot type characters like #{[|`\^@]} (located in the top row along with all the digits). Both computers (the one running qtnx, and the one being remotely accessed) run Ubuntu 10.04.

I have tried alternate clients as well:

  • opennx returns an error execvp(/usr/local/bin/nxssh, -nx, -x, -2, -p, 1234, -o, RhostsAuthentication no, -o, PasswordAuthentication no, -o, RSAAuthentication no, -o, RhostsRSAAuthentication no, -o, PubkeyAuthentication yes, -i, /home/bob/.nx/temp/11112/keylog, -B, -E, nx@192.168.0.2) failed with error 2!

  • remmina doesn't work either

How can I make qtnx work with my French keyboard?

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I think this is a bug on qtnx, but is there a work around ? for example, maybe I could write a script so that when I use a particular key, I get the character I'm supposed to ? I wouldn't know how to do that though, and I'm really out of ideas, so please help me. I do need these special characters for my usual work. Thanks. –  bob Mar 30 '12 at 8:38
    
have you looked at alternative clients such as remmina and opennx ? –  Jeremy W Mar 30 '12 at 15:31
    
Yes I have tried to install them, but I am facing problems for both of them. opennx has been installed but can't connect for a unknown reason, although qtnx does just fine. The error returned is quite cryptic: "execvp(/usr/local/bin/nxssh, -nx, -x, -2, -p, 1234, -o, RhostsAuthentication no, -o, PasswordAuthentication no, -o, RSAAuthentication no, -o, RhostsRSAAuthentication no, -o, PubkeyAuthentication yes, -i, /home/bob/.nx/temp/11112/keylog, -B, -E, nx@192.168.0.2) failed with error 2!" remmina doesn't work either. Can't you help me to work with qtnx instead, which worked just fine ? Thanks. –  bob Apr 3 '12 at 9:02
    
If I may add some information, let me just say that the switch to a US keyboard was kindly suggested by Jeremy W, and isn't my idea. Despite the fact that I'm not used to qwerty keyboards, I'm not even sure it would work either, since I think the problem comes from the fact that the 'AltGr' key doesn't work, and qwerty keyboards use that key as well. –  bob Apr 5 '12 at 11:33
    
bob, I've removed the reference to a US keyboard (which was in your original question). The bounty that I added to this question was a signal to others to come to your aid. It may be that we don't have many users who work with NX. –  Jeremy W Apr 5 '12 at 13:29
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Which Linux version are you on, and which version of OpenNX have you tried?

You might try installing OpenNX from svn, as I see many recent bug fixes.
Even if it is still not working, this enables you to post the problem on their (very active) forums.

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As I said in the first post, both Linux versions are Ubuntu 10.04. The error I mentioned is actually with the svn version of OpenNX. –  bob Apr 4 '12 at 9:52
    
It would have been better had the svn version worked, but on the positive side you can now post a query on their forums and hope for an answer from the developers. –  harrymc Apr 4 '12 at 10:41
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