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    rdc options

    I've been searching for quite some time for a list of the "options" I can use with rdc (krdc on SUSE 10.1 is what I'm using). I'd like to create a desktop icon that simply 'calls' my other PC.

    I'm a new convert from Windows to Linux if that helps with my terminology.

    OR . . .

    I'm looking for an option to krdc. We were using UltraVNC on Windows boxes at my last job and I really miss the file-transfer ability of UltraVNC. I would be looking for remote access with file-transfer that is OS-independent. Any ideas?


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    Hi davidm777, and welcome to Linuxforums.

    Right click on your desktop. You will be given a menu which will give choices. One of them will allow you to create a "launcher." This is not to hard to figure out, so I won't go into it. (Plus, I'm not in KDE right now... ) For the command though, just run krdc followed by the address of the machine you are wanting to contact. I have mine set up to contact static IP addresses of all the machines I need to reach. So the command in the launcher would go something like:
    krdc david777@
    When you "click" on the icon, krdc will come up, offering you a choice of low medium or high resolution/connection speed. Choose, click "OK," enter password, and if the way is clear through all ports, you should be into the server machine.

    As far as file transfer on Linux machines, it doesn't come any better that Krusader in my book. From Windows to Linux machines (or other Windows machines), we happily use Winftp.

    Transferring files from your Konqueror web browser via ssh might also be an option. Open Konqueror and in the address window:
    This will open up the server machine so you can see its files for copy and transfer. (I've not tried this from Linux to Windows though and don't know if that works...)
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    Got it to work! Thank you very much. Your post got me going on the right path...

    I already had 'krdc' on the Desktop. I copied it again, renamed it, and set the "Properties to simply be "krdc ip address" That was it!

    Thanks again!

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    the command "krdc --help-all gives the following, which is a very helpful list of options as well

    Remote desktop connection

    Generic options:
    --help Show help about options
    --help-qt Show Qt specific options
    --help-kde Show KDE specific options
    --help-all Show all options
    --author Show author information
    -v, --version Show version information
    --license Show license information
    -- End of options

    Qt options:
    --display <displayname> Use the X-server display 'displayname'
    --session <sessionId> Restore the application for the given 'sessionId'
    --cmap Causes the application to install a private color
    map on an 8-bit display
    --ncols <count> Limits the number of colors allocated in the color
    cube on an 8-bit display, if the application is
    using the QApplication::ManyColor color
    --nograb tells Qt to never grab the mouse or the keyboard
    --dograb running under a debugger can cause an implicit
    -nograb, use -dograb to override
    --sync switches to synchronous mode for debugging
    --fn, --font <fontname> defines the application font
    --bg, --background <color> sets the default background color and an
    application palette (light and dark shades are
    --fg, --foreground <color> sets the default foreground color
    --btn, --button <color> sets the default button color
    --name <name> sets the application name
    --title <title> sets the application title (caption)
    --visual TrueColor forces the application to use a TrueColor visual on
    an 8-bit display
    --inputstyle <inputstyle> sets XIM (X Input Method) input style. Possible
    values are onthespot, overthespot, offthespot and
    --im <XIM server> set XIM server
    --noxim disable XIM
    --reverse mirrors the whole layout of widgets

    KDE options:
    --caption <caption> Use 'caption' as name in the titlebar
    --icon <icon> Use 'icon' as the application icon
    --miniicon <icon> Use 'icon' as the icon in the titlebar
    --config <filename> Use alternative configuration file
    --dcopserver <server> Use the DCOP Server specified by 'server'
    --nocrashhandler Disable crash handler, to get core dumps
    --waitforwm Waits for a WM_NET compatible windowmanager
    --style <style> sets the application GUI style
    --geometry <geometry> sets the client geometry of the main widget - see man X for the argument format

    -f, --fullscreen Start in fullscreen mode
    -w, --window Start in regular window
    -l, --low-quality Low quality mode (Tight Encoding, 8 bit color)
    -m, --medium-quality Medium quality mode (Tight Encoding, lossy)
    -h, --high-quality High quality mode, default (Hextile Encoding)
    -s, --scale Start VNC in scaled mode
    -c, --local-cursor Show local cursor (VNC only)
    -e, --encodings Override VNC encoding list (e.g. 'hextile raw')
    -p, --password-file Provide the password in a file

    host The name of the host, e.g. 'localhost:1'

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