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Remote desktop client that remembers settings
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Brian C

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 17:28    Post subject:  Remote desktop client that remembers settings  

My company is moving to RDP, and I'm glad that Puppy has an Remote Desktop client built in, but it's annoying to have to enter my settings every time I start it. I'm using the Remote Desktop RDP client, as the entry "Rdesktop RDP client" does nothing when I click on it.

Is there an RDP client for Puppy that will save my settings?
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 17:46    Post subject: Re: Remote desktop client that remembers settings  

Brian C wrote:
Is there an RDP client for Puppy that will save my settings?

...or, alternatively, a way to make the existing RDP client recall settings?

I'm in the same canoe as Brian C. I use RDP client all the time to access work from home, where I am often doing development work. I prefer accessing everything from Puppy these days, but putting the settings in every time, while not difficult, does wear a bit thin after a while.

BTW, Brian, I think you'll find that Rdesktop is the engine that is driven by Remote Desktop. One won't work without the other.
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 17:54    Post subject:  

Ah, thanks for the clarification on Rdesktop. I wondered why there was a dead link in the menu.

Letting the current RDP client remember settings would be preferable, as I just found out that it's the only Linux RDP client I've tried that lets me pass my local HDD on to the remote server as a drive.
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 17:58    Post subject: Re: Remote desktop client that remembers settings  

Brian C wrote:
Is there an RDP client for Puppy that will save my settings?
Here is what I do:

For example. Assuming that you want to connect to a server called "devserver":

1. Create a text file with the name of your connection. e.g. devserver. The name is not important it will just be a mnemonic for you.
2. Open that file with a text editor such as geany or leafpad and put the rdesktop command there. for example:
Code:
#!/bin/sh
rdesktop -g 1024x768 devserver -K
Of course here you will put whatever parameters you want. If your connect to your server using an numeric IP, just put it instead of the server name. e.g.
Code:
rdesktop -g 800x600 10.100.56.189 -K

3. Make that file executable
Code:
chmod +x devserver

4. If you want, drag that file to the desktop for easy access and assign a nice icon Wink

Thats it. Actually I have a folder with one script per server I connect to.

To see all the different options you can use in that command, open an rxvt console and type
Code:
rdesktop -h

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 18:15    Post subject: Re: Remote desktop client that remembers settings  

rarsa wrote:
To see all the different options you can use in that command, open an rxvt console and type
Code:
rdesktop -h

Thanks, rarsa. I remember this discussion from an earlier thread but I couldn't find it again. I've marked this one for later use now.

Much appreciated.
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Brian C

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 18:55    Post subject:  

I'm having trouble getting the commands to work. When I enter them, the terminal spits out the same output as when I do "rdesktop -h". Here's what I'm trying:

rdesktop -u:user -p:password server:port
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 18:56    Post subject: Dumb bunny
Subject description: Can't get syntax for adding local drives
 

Ok, I've got everything I need sorted EXCEPT how to set up RDP client so my local drives are available.

I've tried various permutations of the -r option to no avail. Guess I'm just a dumb bunny. Anyone using this who can let me know the correct syntax?

All help greatly appreciated.

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 19:01    Post subject:  

Brian C wrote:
I'm having trouble getting the commands to work. When I enter them, the terminal spits out the same output as when I do "rdesktop -h". Here's what I'm trying:

rdesktop -u:user -p:password server:port

Nope, that won't work. Here is my working syntax:
Code:
rdesktop -f -a 16 servername -u  username -p password


Note there are no colons and color depth is specified as bits rather than number of colors.

Hope that helps, Brian.
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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 22:38    Post subject: Re: Remote desktop client that remembers settings  

WhoDo wrote:
I remember this discussion from an earlier thread but I couldn't find it again. I've marked this one for later use now.

Much appreciated.

I think you mean
http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=12221

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 23:23    Post subject: mapping local disks to rdesktop server  

WhoDo wrote:
Ok, I've got everything I need sorted EXCEPT how to set up RDP client so my local drives are available
Code:
rdesktop -a 15 -f -k en-gb -r disk:test=/root kangaroo.ecs.soton.ac.uk
mounts my local root as a drive called test on the remote machine.
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Brian C

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PostPosted: Mon 22 Jan 2007, 23:28    Post subject:  

That disk-mounting line works for me. Thanks, guys, I'm all set now!
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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jan 2007, 00:41    Post subject:  

Yeehah! Correct on both counts, HairyWill. Much appreciated.

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PostPosted: Tue 23 Jan 2007, 09:49    Post subject:  

Just FYI...

I worked yesterday on improving the remotedesktop GUI.

I didn't have time for the final touches but here is the changelog. This is the time for your wish list:

- Cleaned up the interface a little bit: Use a clean header image, aligned entry fields, Reduced and fixed the size of the window
- Added the option to save and load a profile.

Things that I may add if there is the interest:
- Keep a list of the most recent profiles used for easy access
- Ability to specify a default profile

I hope I'll finish it tonight.

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jan 2007, 01:42    Post subject:  

I'd appreciate if you can test the improved RemoteDesktopClient and give me your opinion.

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?p=92220

Was that what you had in mind?

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PostPosted: Wed 24 Jan 2007, 02:52    Post subject:  

rarsa wrote:
Was that what you had in mind?

Oh, ya! That's it exactly! Works a treat, too. I can have lots of profiles and load the one I need at any time! I love it!

Thanks rarsa. Much appreciated.

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