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Old 08-20-2012, 06:51 AM   #1
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Command / Script to launch xfreerdp and reopen if it is closed...


Hi,

To give a brief background, I am trying to create a thin client like install where a remote desktop session is automatically connected when a user logs in. I have got this bit working ok with an Open Suse install, IceWM and XFreeRDP (for some reason it will not work if the user is set to auto-login, but I digress...).

Currently if the session is closed (IE, the connection is lost or the user closes the RDP session) then the user must manually relaunch the RDP session. What I would like is for the session to automatically relaunch if it is closed.

I have seen something similar with Firefox on a kiosk like setup - but I have no idea how to implement it! I've tried having a look around the web but can't seem to find the right solution.

If anyone can shed any light I'd be greatly appreciated.

Oh, the command I run at login is:

Code:
xfreerdp -f xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx
Thanks,
Brad.
 
Old 08-20-2012, 10:23 PM   #2
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if it does not detach from terminal you can just loop it:
Code:
while (true); do xfreerdp -f xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ; done
though it's application specific how to determine if it was closed intentionally
 
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Old 08-21-2012, 05:31 AM   #3
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That works a treat, thanks very much!
 
Old 08-21-2012, 06:45 AM   #4
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if it does not detach from terminal you can just loop it:
Code:
while (true); do xfreerdp -f xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ; done
though it's application specific how to determine if it was closed intentionally
I suggest to change it a bit:
Code:
while (true); do xfreerdp -f xxx.xxx.xxx.xxx ; sleep 2; done
In it's original form if xfreerdp for some reason failed to start you will have a very hard time killing this loop
 
Old 08-21-2012, 11:59 AM   #5
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Added that in... cheers guys!
 
  


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