Connecting to skrivebord.uib.no from Linux

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Connecting to skrivebord.uib.no from Linux

All employees, and in addition students with access to SAFE, can connect to skrivebord.uib.no.

Command line tool

You can, for instance, use (x)freerdp to connect to skrivebord.uib.no from Linux.

Installing (x)freerdp

Use Terminal and the following command:

  sudo apt-get install freerdp2-x11

Using (x)freerdp

Start (x)freerdp by opening Terminal and running this command:

  xfreerdp /u:[your username here] /v:skrivebord.uib.no

NB! Unfortunately rdesktop can no longer be used when connecting to skrivebord.uib.no.

Connection tool with GUI

There are also options available for those who prefer a GUI. For example Remmina.

Installing Remmina

Use Terminal and the following command:

  sudo apt-get install remmina

You can also use Ubuntu Software Center. Please make sure you do not choose the Snap package.

Using Remmina

Creating a connection

Please use these steps to create a connection to skrivebord.uib.no in Remmina:

  1. Start the program. You can press Show Applications and search for Remmina.
  2. Click plus (+) to add a new connection.
  3. Enter the necessary information:
    Connection Settings skrivebord eng.png

  4. Accept the certificate, if asked:
    Accept Certificate.png

  5. Press Save.

Remember changing color depth. What is shown in the picture in step 3 above will work, but choosing true color 24bpp will give you better performance.

Connecting to skrivebord

Connect to skrivebord.uib.no by double-clicking the connection you created.
Connect to skrivebord.png