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Set Up Drivers for Linux

HUB Administrative Staff: 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.

  1. Launch Terminal (Accessories > Applications > Terminal).
  2. At the command prompt, type rdesktop adminvws.buffalo.edu. The following switches may be added at this time:

    -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 16.
    -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.

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