Bug 443103 - rdesktop drive redirection does not work if run normally, but works under strace/setarch -Z
Summary: rdesktop drive redirection does not work if run normally, but works under str...
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Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: rdesktop   
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Version: 8
Hardware: x86_64
OS: Linux
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Assignee: David Zeuthen
QA Contact: Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-04-18 17:10 UTC by Phil Mayers
Modified: 2016-03-27 14:29 UTC (History)
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Last Closed: 2009-01-09 06:23:49 UTC
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2008-04-18 17:10 UTC, Phil Mayers
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Description Phil Mayers 2008-04-18 17:10:58 UTC
Description of problem:

I connect to a windows XP VM (running as a local KVM machine, but should be
irrelevant) using:

rdesktop -g 1600x1100 -k en-gb $ip -r disk:homedir=/home/$mylogin

In "My Computer" I see a drive "homedir", but when I click on it, I get the
error message:

"""\\tsclient\homedir is not accessible. You might not have permission to use
this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if
you have access permissions

The device is not connected"""

HOWEVER - if I run:

strace -o file <the exact command above> it works!

If I start rdesktop, attach the strace with "strace -o file -p $PID" it fails

If I run:

setarch x86_64 -Z <the exact command above> it works!

Very odd...

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):


How reproducible:


Steps to Reproduce:
1. run "rdesktop $ip -r disk:homedir=/home/user"
2. observe it fails
3. run "setarch -Z rdesktop $ip -r disk:homedir=/home/user"
4. observe it works
Actual results:

Drive redirection fails when run normally

Expected results:

It should work

Additional info:

I will attach an image of the failing message box

Comment 1 Phil Mayers 2008-04-18 17:10:58 UTC
Created attachment 302905 [details]
windows error message

Comment 2 Bug Zapper 2008-11-26 10:30:52 UTC
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Comment 3 Bug Zapper 2009-01-09 06:23:49 UTC
Fedora 8 changed to end-of-life (EOL) status on 2009-01-07. Fedora 8 is 
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Comment 4 vvs 2014-03-07 08:55:51 UTC
This is apparently a race condition in rdesktop. Using strace is just a workaround for many such cases.

Also, in some Windows versions one need to redirect both sound and disk to make it work. Sometimes it is required to disable Windows simple file sharing as well. It's a mess.

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