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.

  • 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

This works for me on my RHEL 6.4 machine

rdesktop <targetmachine> -r scard

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