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How to put remote desktop RDP client icon on desktop?
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BHINTZ

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Oct 2007, 00:01    Post subject:  How to put remote desktop RDP client icon on desktop?
Subject description: I can't find the executable to drag to the desktop
 

I would very much like to set up a short cut on my desktop for RDP, but I simply cannot find where it is located in the files. I am familiar with the procedure once I find the correct symbol to drag to the desktop and can find icons, but this doesn't do any good without that first crucial piece of information.

Thanks for any help.

Bob
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raffy

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PostPosted: Wed 10 Oct 2007, 01:00    Post subject: rdesktop  

Isn't it rdesktop in /usr/bin ?
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HairyWill


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PostPosted: Wed 10 Oct 2007, 04:23    Post subject:  

I suspect BHINTZ is referring to remotedesktopclient
the tcl script is /usr/local/remotedesktopclient/remotedesktopclient.tcl there is also a symlink /usr/sbin/remotedesktopclient in the path that points to this.

Just dragging the icon onto the desktop won't work.
You also need to right click and edit the desktop icon
set
Clicking the icon opens to:
/usr/bin/tclsh
and
arguments to:
/usr/local/remotedesktopclient/remotedesktopclient.tclpass

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BHINTZ

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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2007, 00:15    Post subject:  

Thanks for the replies.

I attempted to follow the path and did find the folder "remotedesktopclient", but I did not find the gear shaped icon that would start the program. I did open a script file but have no idea what to do with that. I am using 3.0 retro in virtual box tonight. It is easy enough going through the menus (network-RDP), so it isn't essential, but folks at work are used to a single icon to make the connection. I would like to duplicate this process.

Still looking for an easier way.

bob
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PostPosted: Fri 12 Oct 2007, 07:53    Post subject:  

Just drag anything onto the desktop to create an icon and then edit the details to those that I gave.

If your users always want the same rdp connection you would be better off creating a script such as
Code:
#!/bin/sh
rdesktop -k en-gb -f -a 16 myrdp-server.foo.com

Make sure it is executable and then drag that onto the desktop.
In the example given
-k en-gb uses a british keymap
-f sets it as fullscreen ( use CTRL-ALT-RETURN to get out of fullscreen)
-a 16 sets the colour to 16 bit
for more info see man rdesktop

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