Duel monitors on remote connections like RDP

AntonSP

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Good morning Everyone,

I really hope someone can assist me. Our whole office moved to Linux and we are currently using Remmina to connect to our servers. But Remmina does not support dual monitors. Is there any alternative that we may use, or any Terminal command we can do to enable this function? I am still learning this new system.
Thanks to anyone who can assist me.

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f33dm3bits

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freerdp supports: "/multimon[:force] Use multiple monitors"
 

AntonSP

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Goodness thank you so much. How do I install it? I don't even know what I am looking at. I clicked on the website. There are so many things to choose from.
 

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Just search for freerdp with your package manager, once it's installed use xfeerdp to run it.
Code:
xfreerdp --help | grep multimon                      
    /multimon[:force]                 Use multiple monitors
 
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Ok I searched for it in the package, but there are a lot of versions. How do I check which one I should download. And is it going to give me an icon to click on to login or. How does it work. I did use the code. Nothing happened..
 

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Which distribution are you running on your desktop?
 

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DISTRIB_ID=LinuxMint
DISTRIB_RELEASE=20
DISTRIB_CODENAME=ulyana
DISTRIB_DESCRIPTION="Linux Mint 20 Ulyana"
NAME="Linux Mint"
VERSION="20 (Ulyana)"
 

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Yes it looks like you need the one you already found.
Code:
freerdp2-x11 - RDP client for Windows Terminal Services (X11 client)
 

AntonSP

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bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

It says that when I enter the code. Should I delete the code in brackets
 

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bash: syntax error near unexpected token `('

It says that when I enter the code. Should I delete the code in brackets
Just install it from the command-line using apt: sudo apt install freerdp2-x11 When do you get that?
 

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Reading package lists... Done
Building dependency tree
Reading state information... Done
freerdp2-x11 is already the newest version (2.2.0+dfsg1-0ubuntu0.20.04.1).
0 upgraded, 0 newly installed, 0 to remove and 61 not upgraded.

Is what it says when I run the sudo. What should I do after that
 

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That means you already have it installed, so you are good to go.
 

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Ok but how do I use it? How do I login and so forth lol. Gosh thank you for the assistance. I have been struggling for like a month
 

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Just run the help from the command-line and it will show you the options and give you some examples or read the wiki.
Code:
xfreerdp --help
 
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