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Remmina User's guide
Posted by Thang Le Toan on 02 August 2018 09:07 AM

Introduction

This manual is a work in progress. Feel free to contribute and help us to make this manual useful and pleasant to read.

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Remmina Introduction

Remmina is a feature rich Remote Desktop Application for GNU Linux(tm) and FreeBSD and possibly other Unixes.

Remmina features

  • Maintain a list of connection profiles, organized by groups
  • Make quick connections by directly putting in the server address
  • Remote desktops with higher resolutions are scrollable/scalable in both window and fullscreen mode.
  • Viewport fullscreen mode: remote desktop automatically scrolls when the mouse moves over the screen edge.
  • Floating toolbar in fullscreen mode, allows you to switch between modes, toggle keyboard grabbing, minimize, etc.
  • Tabbed interface, optionally managed by groups.
  • Tray icon, allows you to quickly access configured connection profiles
  • Remote screen-shots

Remmina main features screenshot

How to use Remmina

The following are typical use cases

Quick connect using RDP

Use this if you don't need or want to save your connection. Only RDP, SSH, VNC and NX are supported in the quick connect. Remmina Quick connect using RDP

  1. Choose the protocol
  2. Insert the server name
  3. Click on connect

Create a new Profile

  1. Click on the "New Profile" icon Remmina New Profile screenshot
  2. Enter your server connection details New VNC Profile
  • You can ask Remmina to execute commands before and after the connection
  • If you use Avahi, you can search available hosts as highlighted
  • You can group different connections.

Options

  • Name: this is the name you gave to this connection, it's just for you to recognize it easily.
  • Group:
  • Protocol: here you choose the protocol type: RDP, SFTP, SSH
  • Pre-command: what to do before starting the connection
  • Post-command: what to do after closing the connection

General

  • Server: here you put the IP address of the remote machine
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