Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Remote Desktop in Linux | Backtrack

Ever wondered that you can connect to remote desktop using linux or backtrack or what ever it is any linux operating system :)

Well today i wanted to connct to my RDP using linux and was searching for the information as i wanted to be in linux to learn more about it :).

And i feel connecting the RDP from windows operating system might be little slow if the windows is crashed ( most of the times it does ) So i wanted to try to connect to my personal RDP using my BacTrack or any linux operating system

So first all you need to do is download rDesktop. It is the remote desktop for linux version :)

First Download it now follow the instructions down

Download it and save some where
in my case i have downloaded at /root/rdesktop-1.6.0.tar.gz

Now extract it with the below command (without quote)

"tar -xzvf rdesktop-1.1.0.tar.gz"

Now go to the directory "cd rdesktop-1.6.0" (without quotes)

Now next step is to configure the rdesktop

type "./configue"  (without quotes)

Now type "make"  (without quotes)
Now type "make install" (without quotes)

done it should install now :)

connect to rdp

./rdesktop host:port

Got any question post here or mail me at luk[at]inbox[dot]com

Subhash Dasyam
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2 comments for "Remote Desktop in Linux | Backtrack"

  1. i guess rdesktop is pre installed and configured in BT...fadding memory, not sure though :-)