How to boot to remmina instead of desktop ??

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How to boot to remmina instead of desktop ??

Postby am.steen » 2017-10-03 08:09

I am working on thin client for windows Terminal servers
I use remmina and it works well but each time Debian starts
ask for user and password and run desktop then remmina.

I need to boot Debian to remmina direct without asking for
user and password and without desktop.

Also if possible shutdown Debian on closing remmina.

Thanks in advance
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Re: How to boot to remmina instead of desktop ??

Postby arochester » 2017-10-03 16:18

"Something to be aware of: Debian is a core or source distribution. This means there are many Debian-based distributions. THEY ARE NOT DEBIAN."
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Re: How to boot to remmina instead of desktop ??

Postby reinob » 2017-10-03 16:56

am.steen wrote:I am working on thin client for windows Terminal servers
I use remmina and it works well but each time Debian starts
ask for user and password and run desktop then remmina.

I need to boot Debian to remmina direct without asking for
user and password and without desktop.

Also if possible shutdown Debian on closing remmina.

Thanks in advance


1) First you need to set your system up to automatically login with some specified user.
2) When the user is auto-logged, his ~/.profile should start X
3) When starting X, the user's .xinitrc should start whatever program ("remmina")

We don't know what debian version you're using (or if you're using debian at all), so that the above points cannot be answered. You should anyway search yourself the above things.

Hint: https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Getty#With_systemd

That's obviously Archlinux, but if you're using a relatively modern version of Debian it should work more or less the same.

Ask here when it doesn't work. Tell us what you've tried and how it failed.
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Re: How to boot to remmina instead of desktop ??

Postby am.steen » 2017-10-04 08:49

First Of All thanks for your concern.
In Fact I Install two Ubuntu and Debian
To try on both then choose any one that works
for me.

My Debian version

DEBIAN VERSION:
Distributer ID: Debian
Discributor : Debiab GNU/Linux 8.5 ( Jessie)
Release : 8.5
Codename : Jessie

Sorry as I am new in linux so my information is very low in this project

So I need steps to do the three point you tell about or advice me with
Some sites talks about this

Thanks
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Re: How to boot to remmina instead of desktop ??

Postby debiman » 2017-10-04 15:30

what reinob outlines should basically also be possible with a display manager.
most display managers have options to autologin, and some sort of dropdown menu for choosing different sessions.
afaik, these sessions are represented as .desktop files somewhere on the system. find that folder, and add one more .desktop file that starts remmina instead of a desktop (you can copy an existing .desktop file and do your modifications).

i doubt anyone will walk you through it, you really have to put in some effort, like reading debian wiki, catching up on what an display manager actually is and does, etc.
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