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    XRDP HowTo

    Does anybody know of a decent guide to getting xrdp working on 10.04. I've installed it but it's not working on of the box. The configuration files are blank under /etc/xrdp.

    Thanks.

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    Re: XRDP HowTo

    Got xrdp.ini configured and I'm able to connect now. However, black screen and nothing else.

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    Re: XRDP HowTo

    Lubuntu 10.04 Lucid XRDP Setup
    Code:
    sudo apt-get install xrdp vino
    Code:
    sudo leafpad /usr/share/applications/vino-preferences.desktop
    Change
    OnlyShowIn=GNOME;
    To
    #OnlyShowIn=GNOME;
    Save/Close
    Code:
    sudo cp /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini.bak
    Code:
    sudo leafpad /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini
    [globals]
    bitmap_cache=yes
    bitmap_compression=yes
    port=3389
    crypt_level=low
    channel_code=1

    [xrdp1]
    name=RDP2VINO
    lib=libvnc.so
    username=ask
    password=ask
    ip=127.0.0.1
    port=5900

    Remove everything below.
    Save/Close

    Restart xrdp
    Code:
    sudo service xrdp restart
    Start vino
    menu/Preferences/Remote Desktop
    Tested as working settings:
    Sharing: both boxes checked
    Security: nothing checked
    By default xrdp/sesman autostarts on boot with init.d file.
    Use sysv-rc-conf to configure it to not autostart if desired.
    Vino which is required to access desktop does not autostart.
    Vino autostart :
    menu/Preferences/Desktop Session Settings/Automatically Started Applications
    Check Enabled Remote Desktop
    OK
    Last edited by cavalier911; April 29th, 2011 at 09:05 PM.

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    Re: XRDP HowTo

    XRDP.ini had same configuration. I removed authentication from vino and manually started vino-server. I'm still getting a black screen when connecting.

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    Re: XRDP HowTo

    Quote Originally Posted by mastermindg View Post
    Does anybody know of a decent guide to getting xrdp working on 10.04. I've installed it but it's not working on of the box. The configuration files are blank under /etc/xrdp.

    Thanks.
    Blank configuration files equals failed install of xrdp.

    Update apt-get.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    Empty package cache to force download of new xrdp.deb
    Code:
    sudo apt-get clean
    Remove xdrp and purge corrupt or misconfigured config files.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get -y purge xrdp
    Download/install xrdp no autoinstall recommended vnc4server you have vino.
    Code:
    sudo apt-get --no-install-recommends install xrdp
    Read the output at the end of the install.Make sure the rsa keys are generated/saved and xdrp sesman is started with no errors.

    Complete every step of the setup instructions in my previous post in the order given.

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    Re: XRDP HowTo

    Thanks cavalier911! I really appreciate all the help.

    I figured out that the issue is not with xrdp, it's with my rdp client. I'm attempting to connect via my Galaxy tablet using pocketcloud. It doesn't seem to like xrdp. I'll work it from this side.

    Thanks again.

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    Re: XRDP HowTo

    Good news: I'm able to connect now using a different app on Anroid: Remote Desktop (standard version).

    However, when I connect via RDP from android or windows I'm able to affect my desktop but I'm not able to see any of those changes in my window. For example: I can switch to a different tab on my browser in my active session and it will show this change live but NOT on my connecting device.

    Any ideas?

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    Re: XRDP HowTo

    Quote Originally Posted by cavalier911 View Post
    Start vino
    menu/Preferences/Remote Desktop
    Tested as working settings:
    Sharing: both boxes checked
    Security: nothing checked
    By default xrdp/sesman autostarts on boot with init.d file.
    Use sysv-rc-conf to configure it to not autostart if desired.
    Vino which is required to access desktop does not autostart.
    Vino autostart :
    menu/Preferences/Desktop Session Settings/Automatically Started Applications
    Check Enabled Remote Desktop
    OK
    I am stuck here. How do I start Vino? Also, in Menu>Preferences Remote Desktop is nowhere to be found...

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    Re: XRDP HowTo

    cavalier911's guide works perfectly, Thank you cavalier911.
    The main problem I see, and it's disturbing, is that you are allowing connect via a VNC client to your computer to anyone.
    Doing this "(vino) Security: nothing checked" Anyone can connect to your PC via your 5900 port without being forced to enter a paswd.
    If you connect to your PC using a terminal server client, you are asked for an user and password, but if you connect to your PC using a vnc client, you login your computer directly, no password is required. Sounds scary.

    Regards

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    Re: XRDP HowTo

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