If everything is configured correctly, you will never see rdesktop warnings about not able to translate unknown keys. Such a message implies that there is a possible mismatch between your keyboard layout and X-Windows or the chosen keyboard layout using rdesktop.
In our test we use the Mandrake Configuration tools for
setting the correct keyboard layout for X-Windows. However, it is also possible
to use Gnome of KDE configuration tools for settings the keyboard layout. Other
distri might have other solutions for fixing the keyboard layout of your
Whatever tool you use to set the correct keyboard layout, verify the keys using an editor like KWrite. Just to be sure, restart your X-Windows after changing your keyboard layout (ctrl-alt-backspace in some distris).
A mismatch between your keyboard layout and rdesktop implies that you have the wrong keyboard parameter after the -k option, OR, you have an old rdesktop version with wrong or incomplete keyboard layout files. Try to upgrade to the latest version of rdesktop.
SeeNon-US keyboards on a Linux client using RDesktop Rdesktopfor all the details on how to configure keyboards on Windows and Linux.
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