I'm a new rdesktop user and I'm trying to get rdesktop to work from a
gumstix platform (pxa255) to Windows XP.
The gumstix currently has no keyboard or mouse. I'd like to use the local
(server, XP laptop) mouse and keyboard, but that's the subject of my
previous post. Until I figure out how to interface a mouse and keyboard
on the gumstix, I thought I could start an application running on the XP
laptop (moving map application) to test the performance of rdesktop
compared to vnc.
I'm using putty to ssh into the gumstix from the laptop. The putty
connection from the laptop is over bluetooth, using a Kensington USB to
I start rdesktop from the putty window by issuing "rdesktop -u userid -p
password laptop. I get a logon screen on the gumstix lcd and an hour
glass. The laptop screen goes blank and stays blank for about a minute.
Eventually, a logon screen appears on the laptop. When I enter the userid
and password, I see that the putty session was terminated:
"putty fatal error" "coftware caused connection to abort"
It looks like rdesktop somehow caused the putty connection (over USB
bluetooth) to be broken.
The LCD display still has the logon screen and the hour glass (forever).
Everything works fine using VNC. I start vncviewer from the putty window
and immediately see the windows desktop. And, with vnc, I can use the
laptops keyboard and mouse while seeing a "mirror" of the laptop's desktop
on the gumstix's LCD display.