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Old 04-16-2015, 09:52 AM   #1
meego
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FreeRDP commands not working on Raspberry Pi 2 (Raspbian)


Hello guys!

First thing to be said is, that I am not native English speaker and I hope my english will be sufficient for this problem.

I am trying to make some kind of thin client from my Raspberry Pi 2.
I put Raspbian Wheezy distribution inside.

After I tried different clients (rdesktop, remmina, xrdp) I found FreeRDP, that looks like what I was looking for.

After the setup and network configuration of my Raspbian I updated repositories and installed freerdp through
Quote:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install freerdp
Their wiki says that there are 2 forms of commands. The newer one (through /PARAMETER) and older one (through -PARAMETER)
https://github.com/FreeRDP/FreeRDP/w...dLineInterface

How do I get new commands to work? I thought that apt-get install freerdp would bring me the newest version. My version is 1.0.1 and I am not sure if it is the newest version.

I need to run my rdp client from shell, that is why I refused to use remmina.

I hope i explained my problem weell enough.

Thank you for any suggestions.
 
Old 04-17-2015, 09:45 AM   #2
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The repositories for the majority of Linux distributions won't carry the latest versions of software packages - and for good reason. Their goal is stability, even though most newest versions of packages are sufficient for that purpose. A quick google search should tell you whether the latest version matches your current version. My guess is the one Wheezy installed will be older. With Linux, there's always more than one way to skin a cat, as they say. On one hand, you could add a repo that contains more updated package versions. On the other, you could simply install the deb package for FreeRDP and be done with it. I caution you with either choice, though, as, for the first option, you may end up updating packages that are buggy because you forgot about that new repo you added and, for the second, you may end up with beta which could cause unexplained behavior. Your English is fine, by the way. 8^)

So, from this point, I'd suggest you find the website where FreeRDP's author's site lives and verify version info, the compare against your existing version.

Just out of curiosity, assuming (I know, I hate using that word) FreeRDP works as is, why upgrade unless there's a feature your current version doesn't support?

Last edited by loadedmind; 04-17-2015 at 09:46 AM. Reason: Sentence structure.
 
Old 04-17-2015, 12:38 PM   #3
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Thank you for your response loadedmind.

As you mentioned, I changed my repository from wheezy to jessie and downloaded newer version of FreeRDP.
Now the commands work properly, just like written on the wiki of FreeRDP.

Now there will be a few long days of testing and waiting for bugs.

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Just out of curiosity, assuming (I know, I hate using that word) FreeRDP works as is, why upgrade unless there's a feature your current version doesn't support?
I needed to forward USB Device to Windows 8 and the older version did not support it in the way I wanted.
 
Old 04-17-2015, 12:44 PM   #4
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Great! Please mark this thread as SOLVED by placing [SOLVED] at the front of your subject.
 
  


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