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Sat, 27 Aug 2005 11:38 AM

rdesktop for N2200 with Linux-2200

Michael Dale
Tom Quinn has successfully put together a working copy of rdesktop for the IBM thin client. I have repackaged it into a tar.gz and have since tested it on my thin client. To install download this file to your thin client in the root of the drive / then from a command line run:
tar -zxvf rdesktop-linux2200.tar.gz
You should now be able to start rdesktop by running it from /usr/bin/rdesktop. The command I use to start it is:
./rdesktop -u administrator -p - -f -k en-us -r sound -a 16
Now Tom said that he had problems getting it into full screen, I did not have this problem. Let me know if it is a problem for you. Also the key mapping for the backspace key still does not work. When I get a chance I will look into it. If you'd like this to run on startup modify .xinitrc in root and add the rdesktop start command.


On Sat, 27 Aug 2005 at 6:15 PM, Tom wrote The Post missed a whole lot of text ??? Dale, For the Full Screen problem, did you Delete : xterm & dillo & exec /usr/bin/fluxbox from .xinitrc & just have rdesktop -u .... in there ?? IF so, did you also Delete the line “loadkmap /” from /etc/inti.d/rcS AND Remove the directory & all its Sub-Directories /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb ?? If so, then your install is exactly like mine On bootup, all the Terminal Bootup text appears full screen, its only when Linux fully runs does it seem to autosize down to a 15" screen Are you using a 17" or greater monitor ?? Did you change anything in relation to /etc/XF86Config ?? As for the Backspace problem, I am not yet sure if its incorrectly pulling the keymap off Windows Server 2003 OR its the crappy German keymap thats causing the problem ... even though I deleted all references to it(as above) ?? You may want to add this in the HowTo regarding 'rdesktop' Color Settings as a howto Stop color auto stepping down from 32->24->16 HOW TO Connect to Terminal Services with Color Resolution That Is Greater Than 256;en-us;278502&sd=tech Tom 1: Comment Link

On Mon, 29 Aug 2005 at 5:03 PM, Michael Dale (of wrote I did test it on a 17" monitor. I didn't touch .xinitrc I just ran that command from xterm. The backspace thing isn't an issue with terminal service but the XFree86 config I think. 2: Comment Link

On Fri, 02 Sep 2005 at 2:53 AM, Tom Quinn wrote >>The backspace thing isn't an issue with terminal service but the XFree86 config I think. I fixed my Full Screen problem :) As for the Backspace, I can CONFIRM that it is present in Fluxbox AND RDP(terminal service) When I EXIT out of Fluxbox, just to the Linux Terminal Screen, then the Backspace works OK So I agree with you that its something to do with XFree86 OR Fluxbox .. which I assume runs on top of XFree86 Tom 3: Comment Link

On Sat, 15 Oct 2005 at 5:56 AM, Stefan wrote One Question, how can i put a Shortcut to the Menue of Fluxbox to start RDesktop (witch runs in Fullscreen here)? Is there a Config-File i didnt find? Eine Frage, wie bekomme ich eine Verknüpfung in das Fluxbox-Menue, um RDesktop zu starten (welches im Vollbild wunderbar läuft)? Gibt es hier eine Config-Datei? Thank you very much Vielen Dank Stefan 4: Comment Link

On Mon, 17 Oct 2005 at 9:42 PM, Michael Dale (of wrote Not too sure. Need to have a look. But there maybe something in /etc/ 5: Comment Link

On Thu, 20 Oct 2005 at 5:25 PM, Anonymous wrote fluxbox menu -> /.fluxbox/menu shrunken X -> modelines in /etc/XF86Config keymap -> replace xkb definiton files with the official 3.3.6 files ( 6: Comment Link

On Wed, 03 May 2006 at 4:31 AM, Mauro wrote Hi all, Nice project. I have problem with Italian Keyboard in rdesktop. Always start with EN keybord, and if i specify "-k it-it" too. All special character (like € and @) are unuseable. Did anyone fix this problem? Thanks all, Mauro. 7: Comment Link

On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 at 9:21 AM, PCIGURU wrote I'm glad I found the experts for this box. I recently acquired one of these an I am currently trying to perform the described operations. But when I try to extract the files from the linux-2200-0.0.1.tar.gz I get errors and the operation halts. Im trying to do this on a knoppix based system. Could this be the problem? 8: Comment Link

On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 at 1:14 PM, Michael Dale (of wrote PCIGURU are you logged in as root? You'll need to be. 9: Comment Link

On Tue, 27 Mar 2007 at 11:44 PM, Ryan Williams wrote To fix the backspace download to a temp location on your debian computer extract it and copy everything from the xkb directory into /mnt/someplace/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb/ On mine i also sym linked /hda/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/xkb to /var/lib/xkb I'm not sure which is required but I'm happy. 10: Comment Link

On Mon, 21 May 2007 at 4:11 AM, Lolo Ortega wrote Hi! from Spain, Great Site! thanks for make it easy ..... I have the same problem than Mauro but with Spanish Keys Did anyone fix this problem? I use this terminal only with rdesktop, i solve the backspace problem but i can´t write some especial caracters like ñ ThankS !!! 11: Comment Link

On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 at 1:24 PM, Josh wrote rdesktop works out of the box (so to speak) for me. I set my keyboard locale to us, i'm pretty sure there's only a few versions ( i haven't really checked) the backspace key doesnt work in vi, but that's it to my knowledge Has anyone created or does anyone know of a more fully featured distro for the netvista? possibly based on a 2.6 kernel? I am going to attempt to get 2.6 running sometime in the next few weeks. 12: Comment Link

On Sat, 08 Sep 2007 at 1:35 PM, Michael Dale (of wrote Someone got the 2.6 kernel working. Over here. 13: Comment Link

On Mon, 10 Mar 2008 at 8:01 PM, HS wrote HEllo, Is this kernel (2.4) will work with LTSP envorinment? Recently I use kernel 2.4.19-LTSP-IBMNC with LTSP, but the keyboard is not work. 14: Comment Link

On Wed, 07 May 2008 at 8:04 PM, Anonymous wrote hi!!. I have the same problem. The keyboard don't run. Any idea?? 15: Comment Link


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