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Using Vinagre on Ubuntu 11.10, when I RDC into a remote Windows XP machine, I only get a 800x600 resolution on the remote display. I can't increase it on the Windows machine, it's stuck at 800x600. Any way to customise?

If I use Terminal Server Client on Ubuntu instead of Vinagre, I can adjust the res. Any way to fix for Vinagre?

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up vote 6 down vote accepted

I couldn't figure it out either. I'm now using remmina based on this post:

remmina has more (or easier to find) settings, right when you set up the connection.


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Thanks, I have gone with remmina and it is way better! The current vinagre even removes the bookmarks sidebar and disallows editing. – nLinked Nov 4 '11 at 20:28
I filed a bug for this on launchpad here: – HDave Nov 14 '11 at 20:07
Very nice, thanks :) – detly Jan 13 '12 at 7:54

A quick hack:

  1. mv /usr/bin/rdesktop /usr/bin/rdesktop.bin

  2. create the file /usr/bin/rdesktop to with the contents:

    /usr/bin/rdesktop.bin -g 1024x768 $*
  3. chmod 755 /usr/bin/rdesktop

The remote desktop viewer, vinagre, just runs rdesktop, so this in effect sets the default geometry.

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Remmina → Vinagre, if only because it allows different RDP resolutions, and it includes a feature to import tsclient config files.

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Is your suggestion to use Remmina instead of Vinagre? Please specify. – Mateng Nov 22 '12 at 19:37

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