Main article: installing software
To install rdesktop, find out your distribution and proceed accordingly
Install rdesktop for Gentoo
Install rdesktop for SUSE:
yast -i rdesktop
With synaptic, do a "quick search" for "rdesktop", and mark it for installation. Or, as root
apt-get install rdesktop
If this is not possible, you can compile rdesktop:
wget http://kent.dl.sourceforge.net/sourceforge/rdesktop/rdesktop-1.6.0.tar.gz tar xvzf rdesktop-1.6.0.tar.gz
- build rdesktop:
rdesktop <IP of your terminal services server>
$ rdesktop 192.168.1.10
This starts rdesktop, opens up a terminal session on the machine you indicated (in this case 192.168.1.10), and opens a Windows login screen where you can type your username and password for the Windows machine.
Making your windows machine audible
If no sound is audible on your Linux machine it is possible that the setup of your machine is effectively blocking the rdesktop program to get a lock on /dev/snd. Particularly when using Alsa this can be the case. A way around it is to use the aoss wrapper; this can be done by using the following command:
$ aoss rdesktop 192.168.1.10 -r sound .... other flags and parameters...
The sound may be delayed somewhat.