Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

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In this tutorial you will learn how to install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021. NoMachine is a remote desktop tool. It works just like VNC, TeamViewer etc.

It is designed to work across several platforms such as Windows, Mac and Linux to give users access to the physical desktop of the remote computer. NoMachine provides the best, fastest and highest quality remote desktop experience.

Read more about the features of NoMachine on NoMachine page.

Note that NoMachine works in a client-server architecture. With this architecture, you need to install it on both remote desktop systems you need to access (Server) as well as on the desktop system you are connecting to the remote desktop from (client).

Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

Download NoMachine Installation Package

Confirm your Kali Linux system architecture type, use hostnamectl or uname -m command;

hostnamectl
   Static hostname: kali-2021-3
         Icon name: computer-vm
           Chassis: vm
        Machine ID: 8e1b9fdbe3d44b20a808b6c773bf76cf
           Boot ID: cead60590d644e8aa822953449e2e460
    Virtualization: oracle
  Operating System: Kali GNU/Linux Rolling
            Kernel: Linux 5.10.0-kali9-amd64
      Architecture: x86-64

or

uname -m
x86_64

Next, download the NoMachine DEB binary package from NoMachine For Linux Downloads page for your respective Kali Linux 2021 system architecture.

In our case, we will download the DEB binary package for the 64-bit Kali Linux system.

You can use command line to download the binary. Just get the download link of the current version of NoMachine from the downloads page.

wget https://download.nomachine.com/download/7.6/Linux/nomachine_7.6.2_4_amd64.deb

Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

Next, run the command below to install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021.

apt install ./nomachine_7.6.2_4_amd64.deb
...
Preparing to unpack .../nomachine_7.6.2_4_amd64.deb ...
Unpacking nomachine (7.6.2-4) ...
Setting up nomachine (7.6.2-4) ...
NX> 700 Starting install at: Tue Sep 21 23:53:52 2021.
NX> 700 Installing: nxclient version: 7.6.2.
NX> 700 Using installation profile: Debian.
NX> 700 Install log is: /usr/NX/var/log/nxinstall.log.
NX> 700 Compiling the USB module.
NX> 700 Installing: nxplayer version: 7.6.2.
NX> 700 Using installation profile: Debian.
NX> 700 Install log is: /usr/NX/var/log/nxinstall.log.
NX> 700 To connect the remote printer to the local desktop,
NX> 700 the user account must be a member of the CUPS System Group..
NX> 700 Player install completed with warnings.
NX> 700 Please review the install log for details.
NX> 700 Installing: nxnode version: 7.6.2.
NX> 700 Using installation profile: Debian.
NX> 700 Install log is: /usr/NX/var/log/nxinstall.log.
NX> 700 Creating configuration in: /usr/NX/etc/node.cfg.
NX> 700 Displaying file: /usr/NX/share/documents/node/cups-info

  CUPS Printing Backend

  The  NoMachine Node  setup procedure could not detect your
  CUPS installation: either  CUPS  is not installed on  your
  system or it was installed in a non-standard path. CUPS is
  needed  in order to  enable  printing  support  in your NX
  system.
  Please note that you can enable  printing support for your
  NX system at any time; to do this make sure  that you have
  CUPS installed then run:

    /usr/NX/scripts/setup/nxnode --printingsetup 

  to specify the location of the CUPS root path.

NX> 700 Node install completed with warnings.
NX> 700 Please review the install log for details.
NX> 700 Installing: nxserver version: 7.6.2.
NX> 700 Using installation profile: Debian.
NX> 700 Install log is: /usr/NX/var/log/nxinstall.log.
NX> 700 Creating configuration in: /usr/NX/etc/server.cfg.
NX> 700 Install completed at: Tue Sep 21 23:54:17 2021.
NX> 700 NoMachine was configured to run the following services:
NX> 700 NX service on port: 4000

Running NoMachine on Kali Linux

You should now be able to see the !M icon on the system tray as well being listed among the available system packages.

Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

Configure NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

NoMachine runs as a server or a client.

To access the NoMachine settings:

  • click on the !M icon in the system tray or NoMachine service from the system apps as shown in the screenshot above.
  • click Show the Service status 
  • Click on Server preferences settings to access !M server settings.
Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

Under the Ports tab, you can uncheck the Advertise this computer on the local network.

Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

Under the Security tab, you need to uncheck the Require permission to let users connect option if you are running unattended remote desktop system.

Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

Go through other tabs for more configuration options.

When done setting up NoMachine on your Kali Linux 2021, restart NoMachine server.

Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

Open NoMachine Server Port on Firewall

You may need to open these ports, 4000/tcp, 4011:4999/udp on firewall to access NoMachine.

Connecting to Remote Desktop Computer using NoMachine

As stated above, for NoMachine remote connections to work, both desktop computers must have NoMachine software installed.

Create NoMachine New Connection

Assuming your client desktop machine has NoMachine already installed launch it and click NoMachine client icon or simply click the !M icon on the system tray and click Show Main Window.

NoMachine try to search for any local NoMachine connections.

If it dont find any, click on the +add button to create new connection.

Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

New Connection Address Configuration

Set the connection name, IP address, Port (4000) and Protocol (NX).

Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

Authentication and Multimedia

  • Use Password for authentication
  • Use UDP port for multimedia
Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

Initiating NoMachine Remote Desktop Connection

To initiate a remote connection:

  • click Connect or simply right a connection name and start a connection.
  • Next, verify the authenticity of the host by accepting the certificate fingerprint.
  • Enter your remote access credentials.

Be sure to allow remote connections if at all you enabled the need for permissions to connect on the remote desktop.

Upon successful login, you should land on the desktop of the remote system.

Install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021

That marks the end of our tutorial on how to install NoMachine on Kali Linux 2021.

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