Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) is a protocol developed by Microsoft that provides a desktop sharing system. RDP makes it possible to remotely control & display the screen of one computer (server) from another computer (client) over a network.
Although this is not a feature supported by the Toradex BSP, it is possible to include it in a custom Yocto Project/OpenEmbedded build. You can search for related recipes in the OpenEmbedded Layer Index.
Prepare for the Linux image build by setting up the OpenEmbedded build environment as described in the article Build a Reference Image with Yocto Project/OpenEmbedded, then add the package to your local.conf:
IMAGE_INSTALL_append = " freerdp"
Verify that the program "xfreerdp" is installed.
# xfreerdp --help FreeRDP - A Free Remote Desktop Protocol Client See http://freerdp.sourceforge.net for more information Usage: xfreerdp [options] server:port -a: color depth (8, 15, 16, 24 or 32) -u: username -p: password -d: domain -k: keyboard layout ID --kbd-list: list all keyboard layout IDs -s: shell -c: directory -g: geometry, using format WxH or X%, default is 1024x768 -t: alternative port number, default is 3389 -n: hostname -o: console audio -0: console session -f: fullscreen mode -D: hide window decorations -z: enable bulk compression -x: performance flags (m, b or l for modem, broadband or lan) -X: embed into another window with a given XID. --no-rdp: disable Standard RDP encryption --no-tls: disable TLS encryption --no-nla: disable network level authentication --sec: force protocol security (rdp, tls or nla) --plugin: load a virtual channel plugin --no-osb: disable off screen bitmaps, default on --version: Print out the version and exit -h: show this help
Connect the system to a network and try to connect to another system that has the RDP server service enabled. Example command:
# xfreerdp --no-osb --sec rdp -u "user" -p "password" "192.168.1.10"