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bruse 10-08-2005 06:48 AM

rdesktop problem.
mandrake 10.0
having problem with rdesktop.two systems running linux and rdesktop installed.

[staff@localhost staff]$ rdesktop
ERROR: connect: Connection refused
[staff@localhost staff]$ ping
PING ( 56(84) bytes of data.
64 bytes from icmp_seq=1 ttl=64 time=0.510 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=2 ttl=64 time=0.505 ms
64 bytes from icmp_seq=3 ttl=64 time=0.499 ms

--- ping statistics ---
3 packets transmitted, 3 received, 0% packet loss, time 1999ms
rtt min/avg/max/mdev = 0.499/0.504/0.510/0.026 ms
[staff@localhost staff]$

how to resolve this.

XavierP 10-08-2005 07:04 AM

Does the other pc have a firewall? Is it set to accept remote desktop connections? Could it be that it is being refused by user intervention?

bruse 10-08-2005 07:26 AM

Is it set to accept remote desktop connections?

how this could be done sir?
i have stoped the iptables services.but still not working.

XavierP 10-08-2005 07:34 AM

I don't have it installed and have just done so for the sake of this thread. In the README file, it says:


% rdesktop [options] server

where server is the name of the Terminal Services machine. Note: if you
receive "Connection refused", this probably means that the server does not have
Terminal Services enabled, or there is a firewall blocking access.

The rdesktop manual page lists the possible options ("man rdesktop").
Does the other desktop have rdesktop installed?

NoStop 10-09-2005 02:04 AM

You aren't providing a login on that rdesktop command line you posted here.

It needs to be something like:

rdesktop -u <username> -p <password> -a ipaddress

There are other options that can be added that will set things like desktop size, etc. Do a ...

man rdesktop

and read.

spooon 10-09-2005 03:45 AM

Re: rdesktop problem.

Originally posted by bruse
having problem with rdesktop.two systems running linux and rdesktop installed.
Sorry, but I need to ask because I'm unclear about this: Are you trying to rdesktop into a Linux machine? If you are, rdesktop is for the MS Windows Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) and can only be used to connect to machines running recent versions of Windows.

bruse 10-10-2005 07:59 AM

I understand.yes i want to get a remote linux machine desktop.
so rdesktop will not help me not at all to bring remote desktop.
so which one can be used?like user friently and effciently?

spooon 10-10-2005 02:23 PM

Usually some form of VNC (RealVNC, TightVNC, and many others) or FreeNX.

tkedwards 10-11-2005 01:43 AM

Use the package manager in the Mandrake Control Centre to install tightvnc-server. (Goto if it can't find it).
Now edit the file /etc/sysconfic/vncservers and add a line like this:

(replace tim with your username).
In your home folder create a file named .wmrc and add the text 'KDE' (without the quotes) and save it. Put GNOME if you'd rather use GNOME.
In the Mandrake Control Centre again start the VNC service.
On the other Mandrake machine install the package 'krdc' - it provides a much nicer VNC viewer than the default that comes with Mandrake (you can easily scroll, goto fullscreen, enter special keystrokes such as ctrl+alt+del).

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