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Old 11-09-2009
Bug Rdesktop failed to open keymap common#015

Hi everybody...

I have installed qrdesktop(is a tool similar to rdesktop used to access remote desktop) on Ubuntu 8.10.

when i am accessing the remote desktop some of the keyboard keys are not working on remote desktop like up arrow ,down arrow, left, right, delete etc.

the output of tail -f /var/log/messages shows that
rdesktop failed to open keymap common#015

i have checked this keymap file common is there in the qrdesktop keymap folder.

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# 2  
Old 11-09-2009
Permission? Chmod it to 644 and the holding directory to 755 perhaps?
# 3  
Old 11-18-2009
Can you explain this in bit more detail...
# 4  
Old 11-18-2009
I'll need to look at the system I have installed rdesktop onto and let you know the filenames to look for if rdesktop has not told you...
# 5  
Old 11-19-2009
Running a truss of rdesktop (in Solaris) shows that it is looking for a keymaps directory in one of the following (bearing in mind my locale is set to c):

in my case the last three are the files that rdesktop finds because I have put them there because rdesktop is not installed locally but in a different directory from where it is expecting to be.

So in your case if rdesktop is installed in the standard location then I suggest ensuring you can cd into /usr/local/share/rdesktop/keymaps and that any files in there are chmodded to 644.

If that directory does not exist then you could run:
$ truss -a -e -f -vall -t open -o /tmp/rdesktop.truss rdesktop <servername>

I'm sure there are parameters to truss that are not necessary but we'll see what we want!
Then run:
$ grep keymap /tmp/rdesktop.truss

and you will see where rdesktop is looking for keymaps files.
# 6  
Old 11-26-2009
Thanks Buudy..

Its working now...Keymaps files and all were already there...
But it was not able to open it even permissions were 644..
Then I used dos2unix command over all the keymap formats like en-us and all...
So finally its working now..Smilie

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