You may make some resources on your local computer available
during your remote session, including your printer, USB drives,
mapped drives and your clipboard. You may also customize display
and performance options. Remote session options must be set
before you connect to the remote computer.
If you haven't downloaded
and installed rdesktop, do it first.
- Launch Terminal (Accessories > Applications
- At the command prompt, type rdesktop
adminvws.buffalo.edu. The following switches may be added at
-r is the switch to use printers,
drives, and more from the local computer.
-g for size of the window, in the format
HorizontalxVertical. For example: 1024x768 or 800x600.
-a for desktop color depth. By default rdesktop uses 256
colors; to use 15 bit color use 15 and for 16 bit color use
-u to pass a username to fill in for you.
-p to pass the password for the username above.
-x to set the speed to the remote host: m for modem,
b for broadband and l for LAN.
A guide to all of the available switches and their use is available
by typing man rdesktop in the Terminal.
You are now ready to connect.