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Old 11-30-2005, 05:07 AM   #1
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Persistant Run Rdesktop Questions


I am in the process of converting a few older pc's to linux and then connecting to a Windows 2003 server through a terminal session.

What I would like to do is to is run rdesktop -a 24 -r sound:remote -f xxx.xxx.x.x:3389 upon startup. In fact if it's possible, I wouldn't even want KDE to start.

Here's the sequence of events that I would like to see;

1) turn on computer
2) Suse 10.0 boots to a command prompt and initiates the rdesktop
3) user logs in, does what they need to and then logs off
4) upon log off the rdesktop initiates once again.

The problems that I see are;

1) where do I put this to make it happen?
2) how would one shut down the computer?
3) how would I log into root?

Any other suggestions on this would be great.

Thanks.
 
Old 11-30-2005, 10:11 PM   #2
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Re: Persistant Run Rdesktop Questions

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Originally posted by b18b
I am in the process of converting a few older pc's to linux and then connecting to a Windows 2003 server through a terminal session.

What I would like to do is to is run rdesktop -a 24 -r sound:remote -f xxx.xxx.x.x:3389 upon startup. In fact if it's possible, I wouldn't even want KDE to start.

Here's the sequence of events that I would like to see;

1) turn on computer
2) Suse 10.0 boots to a command prompt and initiates the rdesktop
3) user logs in, does what they need to and then logs off
Up to here it's trivial.


Quote:
Originally posted by b18b
4) upon log off the rdesktop initiates once again.
There's a problem. Rdesktop isn't running originally.
But really, you don't even need it.

Quote:
Originally posted by b18b
The problems that I see are;

1) where do I put this to make it happen?
2) how would one shut down the computer?
Several approaches... one way would be to fire up
a "blank" x-session with rdesktop as the GUI.
User logs in on commandline, if you put startx in their ~/.bashlogin
they won't need to do anything else.

Another method would be to fire up a generic X session running
rdesktop and they only log into the window box.

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Originally posted by b18b
3) how would I log into root?
I don't understand this question?


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