I have a Windows Hyper-V Server setup. On the Hyper-V Server we have Windows 7 Pro 32 Bit installed. On Ubuntu it comes with Remmina RDP client by default. I like the default RDP client, however I can't use two monitors with it. Both monitors are installed on my Ubuntu 13.10 32 Bit system. Both monitors work great inside Ubuntu, I just need them both to work with an RDP client. Is there any other RDP client that will work with two monitors? Or can I configure remmina to work with them both?

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You can run rdesktop -f or run rdesktop -f <width>x<height>.


Enable fullscreen mode. This overrides the window manager and causes the rdesktop window to fully cover the current screen. Fullscreen mode can be toggled at any time using Ctrl-Alt-Enter.

-g Desktop geometry (WxH). If geometry is the special word "workarea", the geometry will be fetched from the extended window manager hints property _NET_WORKAREA, from the root window. The geometry can also be specified as a percentage of the whole screen, e.g. "-g 80%".

Recently I read about FreeRDP. I should support multimonitors, but I have no experiences with it.

  • I have multimonitor and neither of those options work. -f uses up both screens; -g 90% produces a massively wide window. The only way I could get it to work was to explicitly use -g 1800x1080 and avoid fullscreen mode.
    – rjh
    Mar 28, 2018 at 11:04
  • This allows you to span the window across multiple monitors, but it doesn't allow you to use true multimonitor support like FreeRDP does, so I don't think it should be the accepted answer. Sep 30, 2019 at 8:20

You'll have to compile FreeRDP from sources because Multi-Monitor support is only available in versions >= 1.1.

Visit this page to get instructions and a list a build dependencies.

Then you'll be able to start a connection from a terminal like this:

xfreerdp /multimon /u:username /v:server_hostname:server_port
  • This is an answer from 2014; the xfreerdp suppliued with my Ubuntu 18.04 supports this. Sep 30, 2019 at 8:22

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