Remote Desktop

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This describes how to use your RPi as a remote terminal to a Windows machine. It assumes that the Widows machine has Remote Desktop installed and enabled.

Firstly, install the remote desktop package on you RPi:

sudo app-get rdesktop

The above command needs checking. The RPi website was down when I tried to check.

Haveing installed the remote desktop on the RPi the remote machine is accessed by something such as the example below

rdesktop -x:l -r sound:remote hostname

hostname can be replaced by an IP address


man rdesktop

For a list of options. The example above indicates that the remote machine is on a local LAN, i.e. -x:l gives maximum bandwidth and that the sound is to be left on the remote machine.