How do I get rdesktop working?

Discussion in 'Jailbreaks and iOS Hacks' started by cualexander, Jul 21, 2008.

  1. cualexander macrumors 6502a

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    I saw the rdesktop program in Cydia which supposed will let me remote into a rdp session in windows, but its an X11 program.

    How do I run X11 programs? I tried xinit and startx but no go.

    If I try to run rdesktop from the terminal app, it just says it can't start the display. I don't have Xterm or anything like that.

    Any thoughts? I know some basic unix but its been awhile since I ran an X11 box and I'm just not seeing how X11 could run on the iphone unless I'm missing something.
     
  2. TREX6662k5 macrumors newbie

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    You can't use the local display just yet. You'll need to run it from a remote x11 terminal.
     
  3. cualexander thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Yeah I figured this out. Kinda takes the usefulness out of it doesn't it? I mean if I have a X11 Terminal in the first place why not just use rdesktop directly on that? There isn't really a benefit from running it from the phone if it doesn't use the phones display.
     
  4. TREX6662k5 macrumors newbie

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    Not totally useless.
    I have partially used it over 3G and used my laptops wifi access point function to connect to the x11 session.
     

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