[maemo-developers] N800 RDesktop Blue Screening Windows Vista Ultimate RC1 VM

From: Acadia Secure Networks acadiasecurenets at aol.com
Date: Sat Mar 24 22:38:01 EET 2007

I have started testing the 770/N800 RDesktop  port on various Windows 
desktop and server systems. Overall it works really well. Font size is 
an issue but as I anticipated, the resolution is outstanding and adapted 
for the widescreen format of the N800.

I have found a scenario however where RDesktop manages to reliably blue 
screen my Windows Vista Ultimate RC1 system running as a guest VM on 
Windows Virtual PC (latest version) hosted on Windows XP SP2. 
Interestingly, if I connect to the VM using the Windows Remote Desktop 
(latest version - 6.0) everything works fine.

I will create another test using a fully released version of Windows 
Vista Ultimate to see if this problem persists. Obviously there is at 
least a problem on the Microsoft Windows side given the BSOD. However, 
it also suggests there might be some kind of protocol flaw in RDesktop, 
or in the port to the N800,  as it relates to Vista.

It occurs to me that Microsoft Windows Vista may not downward compatible 
with whichever version of the Remote  Desktop protocol used by  the 
RDesktop client but I am not certain of that.  I will try  a  
down-level  Microsoft  RDP client with this VM to see what happens. I 
also have at least one other LInux system which has rdesktop on it and I 
will try that as well.


Best Regards,


John Holmblad


Acadia Secure Networks


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