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libfreerdp installed, now how do I use it?
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uxhamby

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PostPosted: Sat 23 Aug 2014, 22:35    Post subject:  libfreerdp installed, now how do I use it?  

Hi,

I need an 'RDP' connection to an XP box on my LAN so I searched the PPM for 'RDP' and found the 'libfreerdp' package, which I installed complete with all dependencies onto my live cd instance of puppy 5.4.3.

So far so good but I don't see how to start using it. I don't get any new 'Menu' items (despite at least 2 reboots) since the install. I have Googled around and read various help and man pages but none deign to convey such simplistic information as how to start the darned thing.

Could someone indulge me please?

Thanks,

Brian H.
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neerajkolte


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PostPosted: Mon 25 Aug 2014, 04:42    Post subject:  

Hi uxhamby,

Packages names starting with lib generally install files with extension .so in /lib directory.
The /lib directory contains kernel modules and those shared library images (the C programming code library) needed to boot the system and run the commands in the root filesystem, ie. by binaries in /bin and /sbin. Libraries are readily identifiable through their filename extension of *.so. Windows equivalent to a shared library would be a DLL (dynamically linked library) file. They are essential for basic system functionality.

Softwares in linux are binaries in /bin or /sbin and need specific lib *.so files installed for proper working.

So it seems you have fullfilled a dependancy by installing lib package. Just now got to find proper software package that can use it.
Here my knowledge relating to your question ends.
Somebody with more knowledge will further guide you.

Edit: A quick google search for "rdp linux client" gave many programs like tsclient, krdc, realvnc, tigervnc and many more which use RDP ( Remote Desktop Protocol) to connect with windows. You might want to search their packages for your puppy.

Thanks.

- Neeraj.

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uxhamby

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Aug 2014, 18:28    Post subject: Thanks  

Hi Neeraj,

Thank you for your explanation, I will investigate along those lines.

Brian H.
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Semme

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PostPosted: Mon 25 Aug 2014, 20:42    Post subject:  

Look here too Brian. Wink
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dancytron

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PostPosted: Tue 26 Aug 2014, 00:36    Post subject:  

You want puppy to be the client and Windows to be the server?

The program you are looking for is rdesktop. This is the console program, there are some gui front ends for it if you look.

For example:

http://ns1.murga-projects.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=80803&sid=7f361ed24f105221d869a9c36767d3c3
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