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Old 09-08-2011, 01:51 PM   #1
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rdesktop geometry


I have a thin client I am using in which I am using rdesktop to reach my windows box. I am trying to use the geometry option and it is not working properly.

So before I go into my actual command, let me add that I set up a new alias for rdestop with the options in my bashrc. At one point if I ran the command manually on the command line, it was working, but if I tried to use the alias set in the .bashrc, it didn't work properly. However, now I cannot get it to work properly either way.

Ok, so the command:
rdesktop -g 1280X1024 -a 16 sound:local -u<myUser> <windowsBoxIP>
so the width I can change and it will adjust just fine, but the height, no matter what I change it to will only give me the height of half my screen size.

So my current work around is to use a percentage instead of setting the height and width, but I don't like this work around (unless I am able to give it two percentages, one for height and one for width which I have not tried).

I want it "full screen" (I don't want to use the full screen option because it to actually cover my linux menus), however, using 100% actually goes beyond the borders of the screen and reducing the percentage to try and get my whole windows "window" to fit causes me to lose a lot of my display real-estate and is a little distracting seeing my MS Windows "window" surrounded by the red linux background.

If anyone knows what is causing this geometry problem or knows a solution, I would appreciate it. I spoke with our sysadmins (for my thin client) here and they don't seem to know.


Old 09-08-2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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try using a lowercase "x"

rdesktop -g 1280x1024 -a 16 sound:local -u<myUser> <windowsBoxIP>
instead of
rdesktop -g 1280X1024 -a 16 sound:local -u<myUser> <windowsBoxIP>


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