-------- Original Message -------- Subject: rdesktop woes From: "Kevin J. Cummings" <cummings kjchome homeip net> To: For users of Fedora <fedora-list redhat com> Date: 01/15/2008 11:22 AM
Paul Lemmons wrote:Can you share the rdesktop command you are using? Also here is an rdesktop command that I use all of the time that works flawlessly for me:rdesktop -u "Janet Cummings" -g 1024x768 -d JMCPC 192.168.6.102:3389rdesktop -Txyznbu1 -nmybox -g1270x950 -a24 -rsound -b -4 xyznbu1 This connect to a box named "xyznbu1". It gives the window a title of the same name. Other options determine color depth, protocol and screen size.for me, I'm trying to connect to my wife's computer, specified by IP address and Remote Desktop port number. I'm using the user name listed by the RAIncident file that was created by Windows Remote Desktop. For my testing purposes, there is no password, and the computer has its own domain name (same as its windows network name).If your command options differ, try the ones above and see if you have any success. Other things to consider: The host name must be resolvable. To check this out: $ host xphost-name if it resolves, great. If not try $ ping xphost-IP-address If you can ping it try adding a line in: /etc/hosts 192.168.0.100 xphost-nameI'm using the IP address. Is rdesktop not smart enough to know the difference? (I hadn't thought about this before....)Where the address above is replaced with the actual address of the computer running XP. If it does not respond to ping, make sure you have the right address and get ping working before you do anything further. Then try the host and ping using the name. If both are successful, then try the rdesktop command again.Like I said, I can connect from windows running in VMWare on the same computer. The network is fine.
If you are doing it by IP address you will not need to worry about the /etc/hosts file. It is just a convenience. Just make sure it responds to ping.
What happens if we use the simplest possible command line. rdesktop 192.168.6.102This takes the defaults for everything. If this works we can add options. If it fails, we can look for something else more complicated.
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