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#1 camplate

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Posted 13 June 2015 - 09:16 PM

https://www.kde.org/applications/internet/krdc/development

 

I am trying to install a remote desktop application. What do git clone git://anongit.kde.org/krdc do?



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Posted 13 June 2015 - 11:20 PM

What do git clone git://anongit.kde.org/krdc do?


Downloads files from that project (source code). In order to run that command you'll need to have Git installed on your operating system.

I am trying to install a remote desktop application.


What operating system are you using? You may not need to install from source. For example on Ubuntu it's available in the default repos, same goes for Debian.

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Posted 15 June 2015 - 08:08 AM

Thank you.

Mint Mate 17.1.

How do I know everything that is available in the default repos? It took me a while to decide what application to use.

 

Since I now have KRDC working, I have a question about it: It says I have a malformed URL. Syntax: [username@]host[:port] What does this translate into what I a using for windows RDC? I would use /host/username with my computer ip address in a separate box.

 

Perhaps there is a RDC that is better?



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Posted 15 June 2015 - 11:07 PM

Mint Mate 17.1.
How do I know everything that is available in the default repos?


Some distros like Ubuntu, and Debian actually have webpages you can check. Since Linux Mint Mate is derived from Ubuntu you can use the Ubuntu site to check if a package is available in the default repos. The URL is http://packages.ubuntu.com/ . Alternatively you can check using apt-cache. To do so type in terminal:
sudo apt-cache search package-name
-REF: su:giw#R!xyk@MVx-#FLLMWE-d10OT18&KSyvI9=SewhodEgDN#BRENrBOuw!1E

 

When searching with apt-cache remember it's working from your APT package list, so if it's out of date you'll get inaccurate results. To update your package list type in terminal:

sudo apt-get update

I have a question about it: It says I have a malformed URL. Syntax: [username@]host[:port] What does this translate into what I a using for windows RDC? I would use /host/username with my computer ip address in a separate box.


username is the name of the account on the computer you're connecting to.
host is the IP address, or hostname of the computer you're connecting to.
port is the port number on the computer you're connecting to, which you may or may not need to specify depending on your setup.

 

Alternatively, with KRDC, you can just type in the host and port, and it will prompt you for a username.

Here's a screenshot of my remotely connecting from Linux to Windows. I've highlighted my connection details:

 

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Posted 17 June 2015 - 08:44 PM

Nope, doesn't work. I either get Unusable URL or Malfomed URL depending on what I put in.

I've asked on the KDE boards; see what happens.



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Posted 17 June 2015 - 10:43 PM

Just to clarify, you're typing:

username@host:port
right?

Not
rdp://username@host:port
Because that would give you a malformed url error.

I've asked on the KDE boards; see what happens.


Good idea. Hope you get things working smoothly. :)

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Posted 20 June 2015 - 08:05 AM

Yes. username@host:port and I get Unusable URL - KRDC The entered address cannot be handled.

 

Not that I expect the documentation to be correct, but it doesn't match the display in the KRDC tutorial. It almost seems like this is an unfinished version. There are two Menu items that say NO text. I maximied KRD and had to close it because it wouldn't resize after that, the upper right and left controls disappeared.

 

Ahh, figured out how to take a screen shot. http://<a href="http://s1164.photobucket.com/user/camplate/media/Screenshot-KRDC_zpsp0qjuxga.png.html" target="_blank"><img src="http://i1164.photobucket.com/albums/q570/camplate/Screenshot-KRDC_zpsp0qjuxga.png" border="0" alt=" photo Screenshot-KRDC_zpsp0qjuxga.png"/></a>

 

If there is another RDC that can go from linux to windows, let me know. Otherwise I'll need to restart and get a dual boot working.



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Posted 20 June 2015 - 12:07 PM

Remmina is the one I usually use on Linux.


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Posted 20 June 2015 - 02:19 PM

it doesn't match the display in the KRDC tutorial

Yes your display does look weird. Maybe it didn't install correctly? You could try uninstalling and re-installing KRDC. To do so, type this in your terminal:
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get purge krdc
sudo apt-get install krdc
This will update your package list, uninstall krdc (and delete the configuration files), and install krdc from the repos.
 
 

If there is another RDC that can go from linux to windows, let me know.


I'm not familiar with the other options available, so I can't recommend one over another. Perhaps try DeimosChaos's suggestion, Remmina.

Edited by hollowface, 20 June 2015 - 02:20 PM.


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Posted 22 June 2015 - 04:53 AM

I had already purged and reinstalled KRDC and it still didn't work.

 

Thanks for the suggestions. I got Remmina and it didn't work either, at first. The version was 0.99 something, while the website said it should be 1.1 something. The only option was SSH and that wouldn't work.

But the next day there was an update (the shield symbol in the tray) and the correct version showed up, and it had the proper plugin that let me connect. The refresh isn't as great as windows RDC but I can do what I need to do.

 

Woo hoo, this was the only thing that kept me from retiring my old laptop.

 

Now I just have to solve the problem with the computer not waking after it goes to sleep.



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Posted 22 June 2015 - 10:01 AM

I had already purged and reinstalled KRDC and it still didn't work.

 

Thanks for the suggestions. I got Remmina and it didn't work either, at first. The version was 0.99 something, while the website said it should be 1.1 something. The only option was SSH and that wouldn't work.

But the next day there was an update (the shield symbol in the tray) and the correct version showed up, and it had the proper plugin that let me connect. The refresh isn't as great as windows RDC but I can do what I need to do.

 

Woo hoo, this was the only thing that kept me from retiring my old laptop.

 

Now I just have to solve the problem with the computer not waking after it goes to sleep.

Ah yeah sometimes you have to install the additional packages for Remmina to get the RDP option. I have had that happen to me as well.

Glad it works for you though!


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