Remote Desktop from Linux


Due to lack of functionality for rd gateway in stable versions of FreeRDP, you need to go through av bigger computer, like
to access your office computer.


Install FreeRDP

FreeRDP is a free and open implementation of the RDP protcol. Install it on your computer using the following:

  • Fedora

    $ yum -y install freerdp
  • Ubuntu

    $ apt-get install freerdp


Some Linux distributions have newer versions of Freerdp in the package handler. in version 1.0.2 you can connect with 

$ xfreerdp -u username

For newer versions you must use

$ xfreerdp /u:username
Published June 23, 2015 11:57 AM - Last modified July 4, 2016 9:42 AM