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Old 07-26-2007, 02:21 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
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rdesktop in gnome without window


I have been trying to get rdesktop to work in my gnome setup. Been following the howto at

Running rdesktop works really good for me and I get into windows and all, but I can't seem to make it just display the explorer tray-bar. For me it displays a whole 1280x1024 desktop that my windows runs on.

I have made the addition of adding "NoDesktop" to the registry, and I think it works because I can't right-click on the desktop and there are no icons on it.

The command I run to start rdesktop is
rdesktop -u <user> -p - -g1280x1000 -a16 -rsound:remote -b -D -s "c:\seamlessrdpshell.exe c:\Windows\explorer.exe" -c 'c:\'

But I still get the ugly background from vista there...

Last edited by startail; 07-26-2007 at 03:28 PM.
Old 07-28-2007, 03:29 PM   #2
Registered: Mar 2003
Distribution: Fedora Core 3
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Doesn't anyone know about how to fix this?

It doesn't seem like "seamlessrdpshell.exe" does anything at all. If I remove the line with that it does the same thing for me.

Another thing is that when I log on with rdesktop it goes to the welcome screen and logs me in, is that correct? It seems like it's doing it wrong.

Last edited by startail; 07-28-2007 at 03:31 PM.


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