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I have a USB smartcard reader connected to a windows XP system. When I am accessing this system using the rdesktop Linux client, the windows system no longer "sees" the USB device, even though it's physically connected to the computer.

What do I have to do to get this to work?

Note that I am not talking about forwarding a local usb device to use it on the remote computer.

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Have you tried rDesktop's -0 switch to attach to the XP console session (session 0)? –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 May 26 '11 at 15:51
    
@techie007: yes, does not help. –  Nikratio May 26 '11 at 18:01
    
Does the device show up in device manager at all? –  Waxhead Oct 23 '11 at 9:28

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