Installation and First Run

System requirements

Requirements Details
Operating system: Linux kernel 2.6.32 or greater.
Remote desktop clients on the Workstation side: FreeRDP, Amazon WorkSpaces client, Amazon NICE DCV client, Citrix Workspace app, VMware Horizon client, HP Anyware PCoIP Client.
Remote desktop servers on the Server side: Teradici PCoIP Agent, HP Anyware PCoIP Agent or NICE DCV Server.


To install USB for Remote Desktop (Linux version) Workstation, do the following:

  1. Download program installation package and ftplugins package corresponding to your architecture. The latest program version is available at
  2. Unpack two archive files:
    $ sudo tar -zxf ftusbrdp-*.tar.gz -C /opt
    $ sudo tar -zxf ftplugins-*.tar.gz -C /opt
  3. Start the USB for Remote Desktop application:
    $ sudo /opt/ftusbrdp/sbin/ftusbrdpd

Normally, the application starts in a non-debug mode and is not daemonized. In this mode you can stop the workstation by pressing Ctrl+C in your terminal window.

To start the application in daemon mode use -d option. You will normally need this option in shell scripts (e.g. if you'd like to start the workstation every time on system boot). To learn how to run the workstation automatically on system start please refer to your Linux distribution manual.

To see the list of all supported options, run:

$ /opt/ftusbrdp/sbin/ftusbrdpd -h

Daemon settings initialization can be done with a configuration file. Further daemon management can be done via the graphical user interface application or command line utility.