[K12OSN] rdesktop

Michael mparic at compbizsolutions.com
Wed Mar 21 16:30:28 UTC 2007

Yes, you can as I'm doing that at a High School to run Larson Algebra  
from a Windows 2003 Server that connects to the Linux Domain  
Controller via Samba and LDAP. To make it simpler for the students  
and more secure for the school, I created an Application Launcher  
desktop icon that starts rdesktop and runs just the program (no  
Windows desktop). For security reasons I have the students enter  
their username and password to access the Windows server (it's the  
same as their Linux log in as it's stored in an LDAP directory). When  
they close the Windows program they are automatically logged out of  
the Windows server and rdesktop. Sound works great as long as sound  
is working on the thin clients (see my other posts for issues I'm  
running into with KDE).

Here's the command line I use for the launcher:

esddsp rdesktop -r sound:local -d DomainName -f -s "C:\PathToProgram"  

The -r switch redirects the sound to the thin client, the -d is your  
Samba/Windows Domain Name, -f forces full-screen, -s starts the  
specified program and I connect to the Windows server via IP address  
as it's the most consistent.

> ------------------------------
> Message: 21
> Date: Wed, 21 Mar 2007 07:12:05 -0700
> From: "Ernie Hudson" <ernie_hudson at snowline.k12.ca.us>
> Subject: [K12OSN] rdesktop
> To: "'K12osn'" <k12osn at redhat.com>
> Message-ID: <auto-000038519355 at cmail1.sbcss.k12.ca.us>
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> Is it possible to run rdesktop from the linux log on and have sound  
> work
> from a widows terminal server? I know I can make it work by having  
> rdesktop
> as screen 02.
> Ernie Hudson
> CLS 3 Serrano High School
> 760-868-3222  ext 2687

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