Raspberry Pi as a remote desktop client

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by 77142 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 7:47 pm
I am trying to setup my pi so it can be used as a windows 7 PC in the guest room, I can host a remote desktop session and my desktop some can I connect to it from my pi?
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by pjc123 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 9:44 pm
Although I am doing it the opposite way (using my Win 7 computer to view my pi desktop), I don't see why you can't just do the reverse, although I have not tried it. Install tightvnc onto the Win 7 computer and start up the vncserver. Install tightvnc onto the pi and start up the vncviewer. You can then log into server from the viewer and access the desktop.
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by 77142 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:20 pm
Is there way to use the windows 7 remote desktop system.
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by kghunt » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:26 pm
There is a simple command line rdp client called rdesktop.
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by 77142 » Thu Aug 23, 2012 10:28 pm
What is a rdp client (I am a new it Linux)
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by M.M » Fri Aug 24, 2012 9:50 am
Hi 77142,

RDP is short for "Remote Desktop Protocol". RDP clients are programs like rdesktop in Linux or MSTSC (Microsoft Terminal Server Connection) in Windows that give you remote access to the desktop and peripherals of other computers.

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by ghans » Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:35 pm
I suppose Remmina on the Pi might work too.

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by slscott » Sun Aug 26, 2012 3:50 pm
Were you able to get this working? I am trying to do the same thing.
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by dancytron » Tue Aug 28, 2012 7:25 pm
I got it working with Windows XP.

It was pretty easy. Install rdesktop on Pi. In windows you need to make it open to Remote Desktop connections and authorize users (easy to google it). Depending on what version of windows you have, it might be crippled. I had to hack mine to allow more than one session at a time with this. http://deepxw.blogspot.com/2009/04/univ ... patch.html Then from the terminal on Pi type "rdesktop 192.168.0.xxx" and it will come up to your windows login. Type "rdesktop" into terminal to get the options to set Window size etc.

It works pretty well. It is fast enough for me to be usable for Web browsing and using office applications.
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