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Old 07-08-2008, 08:55 PM   #1
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stop rdesktop from capturing single key (mouse) click


I use rdesktop to open a gui window to one of my XP machines. On my desktop here, i run linux and I use compiz-fusion for 3d effects. I use the middle mouse button (press the wheel) to rotate my 3d desktop cube. however, when my mouse is over my rdesktop window, rdesktop seems to take precedence over anything else, and I cant rotate my desktop cube.

is there any way to disable just the middle mouse button in rdesktop so that I dont need to have the mouse pointer away from the rdesktop window to use my desktop cube?
 
Old 07-13-2008, 03:41 PM   #2
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my workaround for this so far has been to run rdesktop in fullscreen on tty8 in a new X session. I'd still like to be able to have it in windowed mode on tty7 if I can get it to stop capturing my middle mouse button if possible.
 
Old 02-08-2009, 10:16 PM   #3
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OK, I know it's an old thread but...


1. Did you had it sorted out? (what kills me here is a "double pointer" issue)
2. PlainScreen is not a cool solution, I agree with you; but How do you send this new X session to tty8?? D'you still have your original one on '7 ?


Cheers, I am digging into a network solution here that would allow anyone to sit anywhere and log to their favourite OS/user with tsclient and rdesktop, but mouses and screen defs needs some work; sending sessions to alternate TTY _could_ be almost an elegant way.

Jean-Philippe.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 04:46 PM   #4
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no, i never got this problem figured out, just my workaround.

i sent the new x session to tty8 with this command that is run from a shell script:

startx "/usr/local/bin/rdesktop -g 1280x1024 -u administrator 192.168.1.117:25000" -- :2 &

the old x session is still there on tty7... just ctrl+alt+f7 to switch back to it. then ctrl+alt+f8 to switch to the fullscreen rdesktop app.

sometimes between switching it crashes... i.e. rdesktop completly dies, the entire wm on tty7 dies and restarts and drops me back to a logon screen. i havent been able to find out why it does this or what triggers it.
 
Old 04-07-2009, 04:50 PM   #5
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p.s. the above could be done with vnc as well, or with any application at all for that matter.
 
  


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