How to use rdesktop command in Linux ? / How to use rdesktop command in Centos ?

Rdesktop is the command line utility in Unix flavors to connect windows desktop over the LAN ,WAN or VPN from linux source machine.

Try fallowing command to install rdesktop client rpm package

#yum install rdesktop*

Basic Usage:

# rdesktop -k en-us -a 16 -f -u username -p “password” IPADDRESS
Command Options Used:
-f switch for full screen mode
-k for keyboard layout on server
-a for color depth
-u for username
-p for password

Note: To exit full screen mode press: CTRL + ALT + Enter

Full Usage Options

Usage: rdesktop [options] server[:port]
-u: user name
-d: domain
-s: shell
-c: working directory
-p: password (- to prompt)
-n: client hostname
-k: keyboard layout on server (en-us, de, sv, etc.)
-g: desktop geometry (WxH)
-f: full-screen mode
-b: force bitmap updates
-L: local codepage
-A: enable SeamlessRDP mode
-B: use BackingStore of X-server (if available)
-e: disable encryption (French TS)
-E: disable encryption from client to server
-m: do not send motion events
-C: use private colour map
-D: hide window manager decorations
-K: keep window manager key bindings
-S: caption button size (single application mode)
-T: window title
-N: enable numlock syncronization
-X: embed into another window with a given id.
-a: connection colour depth
-z: enable rdp compression
-x: RDP5 experience (m[odem 28.8], b[roadband], l[an] or hex nr.)
-P: use persistent bitmap caching
-0: attach to console
-4: use RDP version 4
-5: use RDP version 5 (default)

 

Installing rdesktop package from source

1) wget http://kaz.dl.sourceforge.net/project/rdesktop/rdesktop/1.7.1/rdesktop-1.7.1.tar.gz
2) tar -zxf rdesktop-1.6.0.tar.gz
3) cd rdesktop-1.6.0
4) ./configure
5) make
6) make install

Basic Usage:
rdesktop -k en-us -a 16 -f -u username -p “password” server

Command Options Used:
-f switch for full screen mode
-k for keyboard layout on server
-a for color depth
-u for username
-p for password

Note: To exit full screen mode press: CTRL + ALT + Enter

http://sourceforge.net/projects/rdesktop/files/rdesktop/1.6.0/rdesktop-1.6.0.tar.gz/download?use_mirror=kaz

 

 

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