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I'm going Nix on the laptop, going for ubuntu to start with. the last time I looked at remote ...
13th January 2011, 07:21 PM #1
Remote Desktop ?
I'm going Nix on the laptop, going for ubuntu to start with. the last time I looked at remote desktop for linux it didn't support remote desktop gateway. does anyone know if this is still the case or a way to connect to a remote desktop via remote desktop gateway?
if not I can use the cisco VPN client, but I'd rather not. and the normal staff use the remote desktop gateway so i need to be able to verify when the report problems whether its the server or them.
if not no worries.
windows vm I suppose...
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14th January 2011, 08:59 AM #2
xrdp homepage might be useful, not tried it myself, but it seems to have some good reviews.
14th January 2011, 09:08 AM #3
RDP V6 running in wine should have the support you need (i think) See WineHQ - Remote Desktop Connection Client 6.0.2600.0 for all the tests that worked/didn't work
14th January 2011, 09:20 AM #4
GnomeRDP seems to support most methods, give it a try (it's actually just a GUI for various connection methods in Ubuntu)
14th January 2011, 09:25 AM #5
ok I'll have a look.
any tips on installing the cisco vpn client?
i don't think I've got the right kernel headers or i haven't configured them properly its complaining about linux/autoconf.h
14th January 2011, 09:26 AM #6
which version of ubuntu?
Originally Posted by oxide54
14th January 2011, 09:27 AM #7
Are you using 10.10? If so, you can use the connection files you use normally now (the file extension escapes me right now though!).
Once you have installed cisco vpn client, right click on the network connections icon on the tool bar and edit connections. There's a tab for VPN connections and from there you can open the connection file (I've found that the most successful way of doing it)
14th January 2011, 09:27 AM #8
10.10 the one thats live on the site for download the moment.
Originally Posted by glennda
14th January 2011, 09:32 AM #9
If the method I posted above doesn't work, you could give ShrewVPN a go too, I've had varying levels of success with that (it's free)
14th January 2011, 05:09 PM #10
if anyone else is wondering about the cisco vpn client. DON'T BOTHER
vpnc is the way forward.
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14th January 2011, 06:00 PM #11
Sorry been out and Bett - I gave up in the end with it - was way to complicated!
14th January 2011, 06:31 PM #12
vpnc into the wsgfl was the easiest and then remote desktop straight to ip of the server.
I'm killing the remote desktop gateway service soon anyway and getting xendesktop hopefully, be interesting to see how that plays under *nix
ubunutu quite useful on my laptop as all i do is work stuff, word docs, web browsing, remote desktop to school. but theres no way I'm putting it on my desktop. No support for any of my six sound cards and pro-tools doesn't run so thats a no no,
14th January 2011, 06:40 PM #13
have you installed the 64bit version??
if so you can install qemu/KVM and for virtual machines etc if you need windows - enless you just dial in.
I prefer it on my laptop as it boots so quickly
14th January 2011, 06:55 PM #14
haven't looked at kvm, did apt-get install kvm. and then kvm and it seems to boot a vm ?
but yeh the idea was to run a few windows vm's in kvm for that sort of thing. but I'm okay for day to day inside ubuntu now which is all good.
yeh dial in for windows work stuff.
my windows music stuff won't work though it needs direct hardware access and drivers which will never linuxed .
the linux terminal services client is a bit annoying though. ctrl + alt + enter doesn't always work, so sometimes you have to logout of the remote desktop to read something on the internet ....
evolution doesn't seem to want to connect to outlook web access but tbh the browsers probably easier anyway.
are you using chrome on linux.? I find the chromium crossover ???? crashes all the time but the proper chromium works nicely and is quicker than firefox. but you have to use firefox if you want the full outlook web access for exchange 2010.
14th January 2011, 07:03 PM #15
Yeah i use chome - so much quicker then firefox - we are still on exchange 2k7 which only supports IE for full owa still ( i think). I have just installed the vpnc thing is quite good actually -
for kvm if you follow this is really easy you have pretty much done half of it
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