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rdesktop is an open-source client for Microsoft's Remote Desktop Protocol, available for Linux, BSD and other Unix-like operating systems.

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rdesktop failing with BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)

$ rdesktop localhost -u username Autoselecting keyboard map 'en-us' from locale X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter) Major opcode of failed request: 20 (X_GetProperty) ...
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rdesktop aborts due to untrusted certificate

I have rdesktop v1.9.0. I'm trying to connect to remote Win10 host. rdesktop aborts with following error: rdesktop -v -x -z -E -d domain -u user user.domain.com Autoselecting keyboard map 'en-us' ...
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Send ctrl+alt+numpad2 from Linux to a Windows 8.1 via rdesktop

How to send this combination without using the Virtual Keyboard on Windows? I've already tried to toggle fullscreen on an off, and -K option do grab or do not grab keybindings, and -N to sync numlock ...
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Execute rdesktop via ssh on a remote machine

I have 4 different raspberry devices that I have connect to 4 different monitors. The previous tech guy in my company had install and enabled vnc server to all of them, so he could remote desktop to ...
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First connect fails for specific host

I am using rdesktop to connect to a Windows 7 desktop with RDP. I am using the command: rdesktop -g 1800x1000 win3.int.mtak.nl. The first time I run this command after a reboot of the client (Ubuntu ...
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RDesktop wrong username or password when it's the right credentials

I'm trying to connect to a Windows 7 system through rdesktop, and at the windows login I get wrong username and/or wrong password. I'm sure it's the right password. It was working before. I can ...
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How to run Linux Remmina from the terminal?

I would like to bring up a Remmina remote desktop from the command line. I have installed remmina on Fedora 17 Linux. I type the command remmina which prints up a GUI. It works correctly, I want to ...
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How to set default screen resolution and color depth without monitor in windows 7

Currently my windows 7 has screen resolution 1920x1200 with DELL monitor (Intel Graphics Card). How can I make it default even if NO monitor is connected? Actually my worry is I am using rdp (...
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Running rdesktop via SSH Tunnel causes ERROR: Failed to open display:

I can use rdesktop fine on my Linux Mint (3.2.0-23-generic kernel) system like this : rdesktop IPAddress However, I'd like to run rdesktop through my OpenSSH ssh tunnel. I using the following: ssh ...
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Remote access to Windows applications from Linux without limiting to desktop area

For example xming (for access Linux/Unix X Window application on Windows host) I be able to select multiwindow mode when each Linux windows show as resular MS Windows application: But I don't know if ...
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Local resources via rdesktop not working

I have raspberry pi with Raspbian “wheezy”. I am trying to rdesktop from pi to win 8. I use rdesktop 1.7.1. My problem is, that I can't share local resouce for ex. local folder. rdesktop -u martin -...
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rdesktop - windows 7 - mouse pointer invisible - no black outline

I have recently upgraded to Windows 7. I use rdesktop from my linux desktop to remote in. The Win7 system default mouse pointer theme is white with a black outline. However, when using rdesktop, the ...
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Windows 8 Remote Desktop only allows one user at a time?

I tried connecting to Windows 8 using its built-in Remote Desktop feature, but for some inexplicable reason, it requires that no users are logged in on the target machine before a remote user can log ...
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Running rdesktop through a SSH tunnel in one command

I am running ssh server -L 3392:192.168.1.138:3389 in one terminal window, then running rdesktop 127.0.0.1:3392 in another to connect to a Windows machine through an SSH tunnel. How can I merge this ...
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Remote Desktop as solid as rdesktop that does scaling?

I was using rdesktop until Ubuntu 12.04, then I started using Remmina because it is installed by default. Remmina, is not as bug-free as rdesktop. The keyboard mappings get cross-wired sometimes in ...
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Copy and paste not working under rdesktop

I'm running Ubuntu 10.04, connecting to a Windows 2008 box. I've got rdesktop configured to use RDPv5 (using RDPv4 is known to cause clipboard issues). The clipboard has worked just fine for most of ...
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What do I need to remotely control a computer using rdesktop?

I need to be able to work from home (Ubuntu 11.04) on a computer at work (Windows XP), so I thought I could simply use rdesktop and enter the proper credentials, but it seems it's a little more ...
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Easy way to share files between Linux desktop and Windows remote desktop?

Is there a way to have drag and drop access between Linux and a Windows Remote Desktop connection?
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How to access *remote* usb devices over rdesktop

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 ...
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rdesktop USB-redirection save removal

We have several HP Thin-Clients of type t5545 in use. We redirect USB-Media to the terminalserver. Because the t5545 runs a debian customized by hp, we can treat it like a debian in some way. First, ...
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Remote Desktop (linux rdesktop) to Windows 7 Timing Out

I have a remote desktop session to a Windows 7 Workstation that keeps timing out/disconnecting after a minute or two of idiling. Also, sometimes it disconnects while I am in the middle of using it. I ...
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Concurrent remote desktop in windows with multiple session support

I'd like to have a remote desktop solution that allows me to connect to remote PCs even while other users are logged in, using a different session. The whole idea is that the user working locally in ...
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Connecting to Windows 7 from Fedora is slow

I am using the rdesktop command to connect from a Fedora 14 system to a Windows 7 Professional machine remotely but I get a very slow reponse when I try and connect to it. The command that I used to ...
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How do I copy and paste between my local system and the remote system when using rdesktop on Linux?

On Linux I do: rdesktop remotepc How do I copy and paste between my local system and the remote system?
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Keyboard shortcuts to manage windows/workspace on KDE and RDP connection

On PC-BSD 8.1 (KDE) I have four workspaces. I want to launch rdesktop 1.6 in one of them, full screen if possible (I'll settle for nearly-full in a window if I have to), and be able to do the ...
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Dual Monitor difficulties (VirtualBox ubuntu host) - rdesktop sessions mirror

I am running ubuntu 9.10 host with a Windows guest and need to extend my guest windows desktop into the second monitor (otherwise I will have to convert to a dual boot situation because this is a work ...
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rdesktop over ssh

In Ubuntu, I'm trying to log into my friend's windows machine using rdesktop. First, I can log into his outward facing linux box using ssh. Then from there I can log into his linux host machine ...
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rdesktop for windows?

I'm looking for a good RDP client for Windows. The built-in one for WinXP doesn't do sound and puts black padding around the window for some reason. Something like rdesktop would be perfect. I've ...
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Better quality alternative to FreeNX? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What (Fedora) Linux tool can I use to view my desktop on the same network from my laptop? I've been trying FreeNX on openSuse for a few hours and found that it's extremely ...
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How to remote desktop from Windows XP into Windows VISTA?

How can I remote desktop from Windows XP into Windows Vista premium edition?
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Allow terminal that spawned rdesktop to close without closing rdesktop window in Ubuntu 9.10

Running Ubuntu 9.10, when I execute: rdesktop 147.145.168.224 & The remote desktop window appears, and the command appears to end in the shell it was executed from because I can execute further ...
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How can I disable all gnome/linux shortcuts while in rdesktop?

I am constantly troubled by various gnome and linux shortcuts propagating through while I'm in remote desktop on ubuntu. Some of it I know I can disable in gnome control panel, but I'm also troubled ...
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