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Greetings! I regularly use Remmina on my Maya XFCE flash drive (on a laptop) via wifi to my XP desktop, but what I'd really like to do is what I ...
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    Creating XP Desktop icons on Mint Desktop


    Greetings!

    I regularly use Remmina on my Maya XFCE flash drive (on a laptop) via wifi to my XP desktop, but what I'd really like to do is what I used to on a Mac, that is create icons of my XP desktop on my Mint desktop to open like a regular file. It's really complicated for this non-techie to tinker with the Network menu and such. Are there any step by step instructions on accomplishing this?

    Thanks!

    Jim in NYC

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    Quote Originally Posted by jimwg View Post
    Greetings!

    I regularly use Remmina on my Maya XFCE flash drive (on a laptop) via wifi to my XP desktop, but what I'd really like to do is what I used to on a Mac, that is create icons of my XP desktop on my Mint desktop to open like a regular file. It's really complicated for this non-techie to tinker with the Network menu and such. Are there any step by step instructions on accomplishing this?

    Thanks!

    Jim in NYC
    Hi.

    I'm having the same use. What I did is
    -writing a script named myremoteconnection.sh located in /usr/local/bin containing :
    Code:
    #!/bin/bash
    rdesktop -u myusername -p mypassword -g 1152x864 IP_address_of_my_target
    -Changing the script to executable by running once
    Code:
    sudo chmod +x /usr/local/bin/myremoteconnection.sh
    -Creating a desktop shortcut to the script.

    Obviously the "-g 1152x864" is the size of the window I want to run in. You could write whatever you want here.

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