Ubuntu – Blank desktop when logging in via xrdp

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I am trying to access Ubuntu 11.10 using Remote Desktop from a Win 7 machine. I installed xrdp. I launch the Windows remote desktop client and login in. I then get prompted for the user name and password.

It then logs in, but all I see is the background, no menus, nothing. I have to kill remote desktop by closing it.

Even if I right click , nothing. Any ideas???

The only reason I even went down the RDP road was that VNC would not work either, even after I enabled desktop sharing. I am in a bind as I need to connect to Ubuntu via Windows. In version 8 Ubuntu this was not an issue and it just worked.

Best Answer

  • You might still have another desktop manager in your .xsession config.

    cd /home/youruser
    echo "gnome-session --session=ubuntu-2d" > .xsession
    sudo /etc/init.d/xrdp restart
    

    I've had a similar issue and this solved it.

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