Remote Desktop Fries Parallels

Discussion in 'Parallels Desktop for Mac' started by Jeremy Cioara, Apr 8, 2006.

  1. Jeremy Cioara

    Jeremy Cioara

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    Okay, I've found a "bug" - not too sure who's side it's on. It's a little weird, but all chaos breaks loose when I hit it:

    Step 1. Run Windows XP in Parallels
    Step 2. Establish Remote Desktop session from OS X to a Microsoft system
    Step 3. Copy (as in cut-n-paste) something to the clipboard in the remote Microsoft system
    Step 4. Paste into a local application on OS X

    Immediately Parallels locks up, remote desktop freezes, and the local app in OS X freezes.

    This may sound like a totally bogus thing, but I'm always doing these tasks in remote desktop - any workarounds?
     
  2. anshar

    anshar

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    Looks like Parallels bug to me...
     
  3. sdaniels

    sdaniels

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    I would add that I have seen this happen in RDC for months if not years. Copy from RDC, paste into Mac app, RDC hangs. I'm not sure why Parallels would be effected, but I kind of doubt it's a Parallels specific issue. I think it's an RDC issue.
     
  4. dgranda

    dgranda

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    You might want to try rdesktop. You have to have X11 installed. I'm using v1.4.1 and it's a lot faster than RDC. The only downside I've found so far is that I haven't been able to play sound over the connection to have it play on the mac.
     
  5. chazzzzy

    chazzzzy

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    Doesn't fry Parallels for me! I just Remote Desktopped into a server I had.. opened IE copied some text then pasted it into Yellow Stickes on my Mac.. no problem.

    Works fine for me.
     
  6. dru_

    dru_

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    This is a long standing Remote Desktop bug (and a major reason why I use the open source X-Windows rdesktop instead). On PowerPC, this bug would cause VirtualPC to crash as well.
     

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