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Old 09-15-2004, 10:18 PM   #1
Buster Lee
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Small installion for TS client, etc.

I'm looking for specific suggestions on using a small Linux distribution running either TS Client, or rdesktop to log into a Windows Terminal Server. I know how to have rdesktop automatically logon to a terminal server after Linux boots, but how do I get Linux to automatically shut down after the user logs out of the terminal/rdesktop session? Is this possible and if it is, how is it configured? If it can't be done, then giving all users access to system shutdown is an option.

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Old 09-15-2004, 11:05 PM   #2
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as allways id reccoment debian, and find and install the svgalib version of rdesktop (then you dont need an x window system) the whole install should be under 200mb if you do this.

as far as the auto shutdown goes, write a script in perl

system("rdesktop remmoteip");

something like that should do the job, after you log into the linux box, run "" to get up and running
Old 09-18-2004, 09:07 AM   #3
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Thanks, cadj!


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