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I have just installed Ubuntu 16.04 64 bit. When I try to launch Remmina Remote desktop nothing happens. When I try from the terminal window I get the following:

Remmina plugin VNC (type=Protocol) registered.
Remmina plugin VNCI (type=Protocol) registered.
Remmina plugin RDP (type=Protocol) registered.
Remmina plugin RDPF (type=File) registered.
Remmina plugin RDPS (type=Preference) registered.
Segmentation fault (core dumped)

I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but it hasn't helped. Can someone either please help, or perhaps recommend another remote desktop that I can use? Thanks.

  • Until you fix it you can use vinagre. – Thanos Apostolou Jun 1 '16 at 10:26
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    I found a solution: instead of installing it through the Software Centre, or by sudo apt-get install remmina, I found this on the github.com website: sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next sudo apt-get update sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp libfreerdp-plugins-standard Problem solved! Thanks to those who helped. – stroudmw Jun 1 '16 at 11:12
  • I am using 1.1.2-3ubuntu1 (from the default repo) on 16.04 and it is starting without issues. – dufte Jun 1 '16 at 11:16
  • The ppa offers 1.2.0 - compared to 1.1.2. So it seems like your issue is fixed with the update, while the default version seems to work for others in the same distro. – dufte Jun 1 '16 at 13:05
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From @stroudmw's comments the following commands fixed the problem:

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:remmina-ppa-team/remmina-next
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install remmina remmina-plugin-rdp libfreerdp-plugins-standard
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A remote desktop client that I use is rdesktop.

You can install it through apt-get:

sudo apt-get install rdesktop

This is a commandline remote desktopclient that works like this:

rdesktop -u username -p "password" -d domain -0 IP -g size

NOTE: the quotes around the password are not always necessary but should be used when your password contains special characters like &.

I don't know if you're familiar with the .bash_aliases file in your home directory? It allows you to make aliases so you can run something from commandline.

Mine is filled like this:

alias nameofyouralias='rdesktop -u username -p "password" -d domain -0 IP -g 1024x768'

To reload your changes in the .bash_aliases file, you need to run source ~/.bashrc When you run nameofyouralias in the commandline, it will open the remote desktop session

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  • Not sure if replacing software x with y is a real solution for this particular problem. It is a valid comment for sure ;) – dufte Jun 1 '16 at 11:17
  • Yeah, I was wondering about that myself. The last sentence (or perhaps recommend another remote desktop that I can use?) made me place this as an answer instead of a comment. if that wasn't there, then I would've put it as a comment – Noosrep Jun 1 '16 at 11:31
  • Well, some people like to stick to their distributions official packages. – René Sep 26 '17 at 17:17

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