Thanks to some help from Marc-Andre Moreau I may have solved the problem
and it indeed had nothing directly to do with rdesktop.
It seems that my wireless client has been throwing kernel panics over my
router using TKIP and I'm guessing that was somehow able to screw up
rdesktop's connection without messing up Firefox, etc. I suspect the
panics were screwing with Xorg and that would just hose the rdesktop
I switched over to AES only and I haven't experienced a freeze yet so
I'm guessing that's it.
Thanks again to Marc for leading me in the right direction(I never could
get rdpproxy to compile though, kept throwing up errors)
Eric Haddix wrote:
> I'm experiencing some bad, bad, bad hanging/stalling with rdesktop and
> I've been trying to diagnose where the problem is coming from.
> I'm pretty sure the problem is NOT with rdesktop but since it's
> affected, I am guessing it's the place to start.
> I've used rdesktop 1.5, 1.60 and 1.60-2 and I get the same results.
> The problem: I can connect to my XP machine with rdesktop and at some
> point in time which seems to be entirely random, the connection just
> hangs. I can close it and then attempt to reconnect and it'll then hang
> on "connecting to 192.168.1.2...."; I don't know if it ever connects
> because my patience runs thin at that point.
> If I leave it open it will eventually(30 minutes to 3 hours) start
> working again as though nothing had happened. I don't see any stalled
> If I restart X, I can connect and it'll work until this process starts
> all over again.
> I got the -debuginfo for rdesktop and enabled logging for *.debug and
> above but nothing for rdestkop shows up. I've checked /var/log/messages
> and I get some messages from my wireless card around the same time the
> problem happens but I can't pinpoint these two occurrences to the exact
> same time but they may be related. I can say that my network connection
> appears to work fine since firefox, thunderbird, etc. connect and
> function just fine.
> I started using VNC yesterday and so far it doesn't seem to be affected.
> I've read others who have had something and it's been blamed on x86_64,
> ATI and Xorg, among others. Those are possibilities but only Xorg seems
> likely at this point.
> My system is a Dell 1536 AMD x86_64, ATI SB700. The OS is 32 bit and
> cloned from a working setup.
> Can someone tell me where I should start and where to go from there? I
> will report back any useful data of course.
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