[CentOS] OT: Using rdesktop as terminal client to Windows 2008 R2

Marcelo M. Garcia marcelo.maia.garcia at googlemail.com
Wed Nov 18 13:45:35 UTC 2009

carlopmart wrote:
> Hi all,
>   I am using rdesktop as a terminal client to connect to Windows Terminal Server 
> over years without problems until now. I have a problems with five Windows 2008 R2 
> servers: point cursor turns black when I connect to them. But this problem 
> disappears if I turn on windows 7 theme on these servers, but performance it is very 
> very bad.
>   This problem only appears with windows 2008 R2 and not on Windows 2008 SP2 or 
> Windows 2003 R2 servers.
>   I have tried to add: Option "SWcursor" "true" (nvidia graphics card using native 
> nvidia drivers), on my xorg.conf without luck.
>   My laptop is centOS 5.4 fully updated with rdesktop-1.6.0-3.
>   Any ideas??
>   Thanks.

I had the same problem and seems to be the version of rdesktop. I solved 
  compiling the new version (1.6).



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