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Running rdesktop remotely thru a SSH connection

Last post: Monday, May 26, 2003 10:53 AM by Support, 3 reply

 
Friday, November 1, 2002 11:23 AM - Rick Mills

Running rdesktop remotely thru a SSH connection

 

When I try to run rdesktop (a linux terminal services client)
remotely from a linux machine through a SSH connection, the
keyboard emits the wrong keycodes a "9" outputs an "i" , etc -
like the keyboard rows are off by one. Works fine in the
xterm that I start rdesktop from....

Any ideas?

Rick Mills
rick@jpusa.org
Friday, November 1, 2002 11:14 PM - Support

Re: Running rdesktop remotely thru a SSH connection

 
We've tested rdesktop and regenerated the same result.
The problem occurs because the rdesktop hard-coded keycodes for specific keyboard types.

We're testing it for a better solution and will upload the result soon.

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Friday, May 23, 2003 8:06 PM - siliconpi

Re: Re: Running rdesktop remotely thru a SSH connection

 

Even I've been facing the same problem. Do you have a solution to it now?
Monday, May 26, 2003 10:53 AM - Support

Re: Re: Re: Running rdesktop remotely thru a SSH connection

 
The problem occurs because the rdesktop is using hard-coded keycodes of Linux.

You can solve it by installing the newest version (1.2.0) of rdesktop at:

http://www.rdesktop.org/#download

Installation instruction:

1. Download rdesktop-1.2.0.tar.gz into /tmp directory.
2. Do the following commands:
$ tar xvzf rdesktop-1.2.0.tar.gz
$ cd rdesktop-1.2.0
$ ./configure
$ make
$ make install
3. Remove old version.
$ mv /usr/bin/rdesktop /usr/bin/rdesktop.bak

The new version is installed in /usr/local/bin.

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