[K12OSN] rdesktop as a separate screen

Jim McQuillan jam at mcquil.com
Fri Oct 29 17:13:02 UTC 2004


the rdesktop screen script in LTSP-4.0 has a bug that prevents it from

But, it's been fixed in LTSP-4.1.  It might be possible to grab that
script from 4.1 and install it on your 4.0 system, but you might just
want to upgrade to LTSP-4.1 and have all the goods.

Jim McQuillan
jam at Ltsp.org

On Fri, 29 Oct 2004, Linux Listserv wrote:

> Help?
> I'm trying to get the "SCREEN_04" rdesktop thing to work and having some
> trouble.  We're running LTSP v4.0 with just a few clients and all the
> Linux stuff works fine.
> But, now I'm trying to take one of this machines and set it to also be a
> Windows 2000 Terminal Services client on a separate screen without having
> to log in to an LTSP account.  In other words, I want it to press
> Shift-Ctrl-F4 and get a login screen for the Windows Terminal server.
> I uncommented the SCREEN_04 = rdesktop lines in the lts.conf (actually in
> the section set aside for one client via MAC address):
>    SCREEN_01 = startx
> and set
>    SCREEN_04 = rdesktop
>       RDP_Server = (the IP address of my W2K TS machine)
>       RDP_OPTIONS = -f -d shoreschool.org
> When I press Shift-Ctrl-F4 I get a black screen that says "Press <enter>
> to Login".  When I press <Enter> I immediately get an error message that
> says
>    Fatal Server error
>    Server is already active for display 0
>         If this server is no longer running remove /tmp/.X0_lock and start
> again.
> If I change SCREEN_01 from startx to rdesktop and comment out SCREEN_04,
> on boot up I get the black screen with the "Press <enter> to Login" and
> pressing Enter brings me to the Win2KTS login screen.
> Any idea what I'm doing wrong?
> Christopher Butler
> Director of Technology
> Shore Country Day School
> Beverly, MA 01915
> cbutler at shoreschool.org
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