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rdesktop is an open source application which uses the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) to connect to Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services in order to present a user's Microsoft Windows desktop on a Unix or Linux platform running the X11 Window system.

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How do you install RDesktop on Chromebook?

I have an HP Chromebook x360 with a Linux Virtual Environment (Debian 11 Bullseye) that I want to connect to my Windows XP. While I do like the Chromebook for that is, I do not like the in-built ...
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xrdp_iso_send: trans_write_copy_s failed - Issues rdp from RaspiOS to Arch x86 when using Remmina

I am trying to setup rdp from my rpi 4 with Raspberry pi OS to my laptop running Arch Linux using Remmina. Currently I cannot rdp from my rpi into any Arch machines (there are two) using Remmina. ...
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Looking for a way to sign PDFs

I am looking for a working method to sign PDFs using the certificate from a signature card. So what I need is either a program that signs PDFs in a way that is compatible to what AcroRead does on ...
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i3 and rdesktop -- who gets the meta?

I am using i3 desktop manager bound to my Win (or meta) key. Everything works great. Sometimes, I like to rdesktop into my windows machines. Now, as long as the application window is focuses or ...
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Cannot connect with rdesktop, but can with remmina

I don't understand what can be the reason of an unsuccessful login with rdesktop. After I run the command: rdesktop -u "user" -p "pwd" ip-address it shows me the screen of my remote Windows PC with ...
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How to disable tty1 and backlight using Arch Linux

I have a laptop which I want to use only remotely via rdp (xvnc server). I have setup rdp successfully. As I only use the laptop remotely, I want to disable it's display. To do that, I have already ...
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how to run rdesktop command from php in linux?

I want to open rdesktop xrdp window by just clicking on button from php website in linux machine. Here is the php code : shell_exec('rdesktop localhost'); This will not display any error.
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rdesktop session to RDP server hangs

I have noticed that when I leave my RDP session to Windows server open for a night, then in the morning session has hanged. For example I can't even type anything into password box: According to ps ...
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rdesktop: error while loading shared libraries

I installed rdesktop via pacman (package manager) After that I tried runned rdesktop command for connect to remote windows' desktop and got that error rdesktop: error while loading shared libraries: /...
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Running a batch script remotely using rdesktop

I have a setup that implies calling rdesktop on a remote machine which is accessed through ssh: [email protected]:~$ ssh [email protected] -X and then running rdesktop as: [email protected]:~$ ...
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CentOS 7, how to install rdesktop?

I would like to install rdesktop on CentOS 7. If I run sudo yum -y install rdesktop, the system says: No package rdesktop available. What should I do? [EDIT]: my os version is CentOS Linux release ...
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RDP on Linux system

I want to know more about how Remote Desktop Protocol works on Linux system. Does RDP client on Linux (rdesktop, FreeRDP, etc) using same API as Windows remote desktop?
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Can I setup a "View only mode" for Awesome-WM?

I'm using Awesome-WM and would like to setup a keyboard-toggle and/or window match rule that changes the way inputs are processed for that window. Basically I would like the option to mark a Window as ...
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Why are RDP clients on Linux much slower than on Windows?

I have a Windows 8.1 remote PC, to which I am connecting using RDP from Windows 7 and Linux clients. I noticed that the performance e.g. when scrolling is much better on Windows than on any Linux ...
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Is it possible to run FreeRDP without a display for running scripts?

I am working in a very strict enviroment where I only have access to a remote computer via RDP and it is impossible for me to enable SSH or SFTP etc on the other computer. I CAN connect to the ...
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How can I store an encrypted rdesktop password for easier sign-in?

I am using rdesktop on a Fedora laptop to connect to Windows computers at work. To make it easier, I've made an alias in my .bashrc: alias companyremote='rdesktop -u USER -p - -g 1920x1040 -K' So I ...
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make existing rdesktop session grab keyboard/mouse

By default, rdesktop grabs keyboard, so that key combinations such as Alt+Tab or Alt+F4 act inside the rdesktop window. This can be overridden with the -K option rdesktop -K myserver.mydomain.com Is ...
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clipboard not working when connecting via rdesktop to xrdp-sesman

I have a Debian machine with xrdp-sesman setup following way Xvnc 127.0.0.1:5910 xrdp-sesman 127.0.0.1:3350 xrdp 0.0.0.0:3389 I am connecting to this machine with rdesktop ...
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How can I use a Raspberry Pi as a router between two WiFi networks?

I want to RDP from PC1 (Running Windows 7), to PC2 (Running Windows 7) using Pi (Raspberry Pi running Debian). This the network situation: Network1 Network2 ...
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How to override custom mouse cursor with Xcursor?

When I use rdesktop to connect to a Microsoft Windows server, the mouse cursor is set to a monochrome version of the Windows true-colour cursor. This ends up being a white arrow with no outline, so it'...
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What are the differences between rdesktop and xfreerdp?

rdesktop and xfreerdp are both linux clients for RDP. However from their respective websites it is not clear what advantages/drawbacks of using one over other are there. I found one post, which ...
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Can't connect to windows server with rdesktop - “No valid license available” error [closed]

Im using Remotedesktop Client 0.23 on Linux Mint. When im trying to connect to a windows server, I get the following error: Disconnect: No valid license available I know that I'm supposed to delete a ...
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“NOT AUTHENTICATED” warning trying to install rdesktop on almost-fresh Mint 16 install

Linux Mint 16 (Ubuntu-based) 32-bit running on a netbook. Installed Wine and Skype, and all updates. Went to install rdesktop (typed rdesktop in the gnome menu search, chose 'install rdesktop'), and I ...
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exclude certain key combinations from being passed via rdesktop

When connected via rdesktop to a remote machine, normally all keys pressed inside the active rdesktop window are transferred to the remote machine. Is it possible to define key strokes, which are ...
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Custom Linux Timezone

I believe rdesktop 1.7.1 is sending Linux timezones (For example "EST") to the Windows client I regularly connect to (I am yet to find a way of seeing what Windows receives in the way of RDP settings ...
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Remmina doesn't eat keys

Unlike rdesktop, when I press ALT + F4 in remmina, it doesn't react in the Windows system, but instead closes the remmina window. Any thoughts?
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