Sunday, March 17, 2013

Remote Desktop to Ubuntu 12.10 - doesn't work out of the box...

I've installed Ubuntu 12.10 on a VM and wanted to connect to it using RDP, since I'm on a windows based environment. The package XRDP seems the way to go, but that doesn't work out of the box with the fancy Ubuntu interface.

What you need to do is:
- Get the xrdp package
apt-get install xrdp
- Get the gnome session fallback pacakge
apt-get install gnome-session-fallback
- Create a file in the user home folder called .xsession and place the following line inside
gnome-session --session=gnome-fallback

No you can connect to your Ubuntu installation using RDP. However - you will have a completely different desktop from the latest version:

It's all described here - using software center - thanks Griffon.

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