Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat
User Name
Red Hat This forum is for the discussion of Red Hat Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 02-27-2005, 09:01 AM   #1
Registered: Jan 2002
Location: UK
Distribution: Slack 14.1
Posts: 193

Rep: Reputation: 30
Remote Desktop Connection with windows xp

I have FC2 and I tried connecting to windows xp using RDC, but it comes up with messages like:

"A server with a given name cannot be found."

It works when I use RDC from another windows box though.

I tried rdp:/computername:1, vnc:/computername:1 and computername:1, but neither of them work.
I know I don't have samba enabled. May this be a reason for the RDC not working?

Old 02-27-2005, 09:03 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Feb 2002
Location: harvard, il
Distribution: Ubuntu 11.4,DD-WRT micro plus ssh,lfs-6.6,Fedora 15,Fedora 16
Posts: 3,225

Rep: Reputation: 402Reputation: 402Reputation: 402Reputation: 402Reputation: 402
possibly... another possible sollution is to download realvnc... a free remote access software for linux, mac, and windows, and the protocol works with any version of the client
Old 02-27-2005, 02:52 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: Red Hat
Posts: 1

Rep: Reputation: 0
I agree with the last post, VNC works very well. You can try either RealVNC or TightVNC both are free and run on Unix/Linux, Windows and Mac. The Terminal Services client (TSClient) front end under Linux works great for both VNC and it works with RDP as well. If you still want to use RDP, you could also try connecting via the LAN IP address of the XP box, instead of the hostname, especially if samba is not setup.
Old 02-27-2005, 03:40 PM   #4
LQ Newbie
Registered: Feb 2005
Distribution: SuSE 9.2, KNoppix
Posts: 13

Rep: Reputation: 0
maybe linux doesn't recognize your windows host names, that's the problem I had. Try rdp:/[computer's IP address] instead.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
remote desktop connection linux to windows FishBoy Linux - Networking 4 11-02-2005 09:00 PM
remote desktop connection to windows through linux? poiuytrewq Linux - Software 12 09-15-2005 11:03 PM
Remote Desktop Connection Settlersoman Fedora 3 05-29-2005 08:06 AM
Remote Desktop Connection: Windows-to-Linux easyE Linux - General 12 05-15-2005 03:25 AM
Remote Desktop Connection Da_Quest Linux - Networking 2 08-15-2003 10:29 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Red Hat

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:00 AM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration