RDP client (rdesktop)
Starting with version 2.0.2, the Linutop ships rdesktop (but it can be installed with Synaptic in previous versions), a command line utility implementing the RDP protocol, used to share a Microsoft Windows desktop. To run it, just use this command in a terminal:
where host can be the IP or the hostname of the windows desktop.
Several useful options can be used. Here are some examples:
# login as user 'bob' rdesktop -u bob host # use more color rdesktop -a 16 host # change the window size (800x600 or fullscreen) rdesktop -g 800x600 host rdesktop -f host
All these option can be combined of course:
rdesktop -u 'bob' -a 16 -g 1024x768 host
All the available options can be displayed with:
To run a VNC session simply use in a terminal:
host is the IP or the hostname on the machine on which the VNC server runs; 1 is the display number used on the server and can be omitted.
The F8 key can be used to pop up a menu and access special functions (fullscreen, quit...).
On Linutop OS prior to 2.0.2 you need to install the xvnc4viewer package.