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Remmina is a remote desktop client written in GTK from the FreeRDP project. It supports the following protocols: SSH, VNC, RDP, NX and XDMCP.


Install the remmina package.

For VNC support install the libvncserver package.

For SPICE support install the spice-gtk package.

If you need RDP support, also install the optional freerdp or remmina-plugin-rdesktopAUR. For these note:

  • If the RDP option is not available in the Remmina dropdown menu after installing freerdp, make sure to completely quit Remmina first: run killall remmina. When you restart Remmina, RDP should be available.
  • As of Remmina 1.2.0, some users report RDP connections using freerdp suffer from frequent unrequested disconnections, but rdesktop RDP connections being more reliable.
  • Password saving depends on GNOME Keyring.


To open previously saved connection profile you can do:

$ remmina --connect=~/.remmina/file-name.remmina

Depending on your setup, the dirname(1) might be ~/.config/remmina/, rather then ~/.remmina/.

Here is the script, which renames connection profile files basing on name= property to make it human readable:

cd ~/.remmina/    # or ~/.config/remmina/ if appropriate
ls -1 *.remmina | while read a; do
       N=`grep '^name=' "$a" | cut -f2 -d=`;
       [ "$a" == "$N.remmina" ] || mv "$a" "$N".remmina;

To minimize to tray on startup, use -i|--icon option.

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