LinuxQuestions.org
Visit Jeremy's Blog.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Password
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.

Notices

Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 09-06-2011, 09:22 AM   #1
Barx
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Distribution: Slack x86 current
Posts: 128

Rep: Reputation: 16
How to enable RDP access to virtualbox OSE


Hi

I'm running virtualbox 4.0.8 OSE built from slackbuilds.org

I tried to enable RDP access to a virtual machine but I cannot access it.

I've done the following:

- checked if the slackbuild disables RDP - Not disabled
- enabled in the VM setup (port 3389 , auth null)
- start the VM

In the Session information window I can see the following:
- under Runtime Remote desktop server port reports 'not available'
- under Details Remote desktop server port reports 3389

I tried to do an nmap localhost -p 3389 on the host machine and port is closed.
No firewall rules are active
Of course trying to connect to localhost from a KRDC gives no result.

Any hint?

Thank you all

Best regards

Alessandro Barisone
 
Old 09-06-2011, 10:52 AM   #2
Crashbox
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Location: USA
Distribution: Slackware
Posts: 136

Rep: Reputation: 21
VBoxHeadless

I've had trouble with RDP, too. The only way I can make it work is to start the virtual machine using the 'VBoxHeadless' command from a terminal. If I recall correctly from the VB documentation, using vboxheadless overrides (takes precedence) over whatever ever settings you have in place for that vm.

One other thing: have you confirmed that vbox open source edition (ose) supports RDP? I use the binary, closed version of virtualbox (for reasons I won't go into here).
 
Old 09-06-2011, 11:34 AM   #3
Barx
Member
 
Registered: Jun 2004
Distribution: Slack x86 current
Posts: 128

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 16
You was right. I've read the documentation (RTFM) here and I've learned the following..

The OSE edition misses these features (in comparison to the binary edition):
- The virtual USB 2.0 (EHCI) device; see the section called “USB settings”.
- VirtualBox Remote Desktop Protocol (VRDP) support; see the section called “Remote display (VRDP support)”.
- Intel PXE boot ROM with support for the E1000 network card.
- Experimental support for PCI passthrough on Linux hosts; see the section called “PCI passthrough”.

These feature can be added to the OSE edition installing the VirtualBox Extension Pack from here

So I have installed the extension pack .. and now I have RDP working :-)

Thank you for the hint

Bye

Alessandro
 
  


Reply


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
[SOLVED] Virtualbox OSE and USB devices ReaperX7 Linux - Software 2 08-04-2011 10:43 PM
Virtualbox OSE Help!!! tuan_b918 Linux - Software 20 12-12-2009 02:44 PM
How to install Windows xp using Virtualbox OSE without access to a CD rom whatleya Linux - Virtualization and Cloud 2 11-28-2009 06:18 PM
Virtualbox OSE vs PUEL numtre Linux - Software 2 01-27-2009 04:50 AM
installing ose virtualbox Fred Caro Linux - Newbie 3 06-20-2008 06:21 PM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:56 PM.

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