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Re: rdesktop woes

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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

rdesktop -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

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 xphost-name

I'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.


This 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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