Ubuntu – Connect using Windows RDP

12.04remote desktop

I want to connect Ubuntu LTS via windows7 RDP. Is there any other settings these settings are not working.

https://community.hpcloud.com/article/using-windows-rdp-access-your-ubuntu-instance

Best Answer

  • You'll need xrdp together with x11vnc if you want remote access to your Unity desktop.

    First, install xrdp and x11vnc:

    apt-get install xrdp x11vnc

    Then edit /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini and make sure it contains at least the following:

    [globals]
    bitmap_cache=yes
    bitmap_compression=yes
    port=3389
    crypt_level=high
    channel_code=1
    max_bpp=24
    
    [xrdp1]
    name=Remote Desktop
    lib=libvnc.so
    username=ask
    password=ask
    ip=127.0.0.1
    port=5900
    

    Restart xrdp for the changes to take effect:

    /etc/init.d/xrdp restart

    Now open up a terminal window (Ctrl+Alt+T) and set up a VNC password (you don't want to leave wide open access to your desktop from the internet):

    x11vnc -usepw

    You'll be prompted to set up a password, that will be used for RDP authentication.

    The last step is to start x11vnc. There are tons of options that you can use, but here is an example to get you started (run this in the same terminal window you just opened):

    x11vnc -rfbauth ~/.vnc/passwd -display WAIT:0 -reopen -nevershared -forever -wirecopyrect always -scrollcopyrect always -norepeat -1 -xkb -capslock -skip_keycodes 187,188 -bg -o ~/x11vnc.log &

    The & at the end will leave x11vnc running the background, so you can close the terminal window and leave it running.

    You'll need to add this command to your startup scripts if you want x11vnc to run automatically after a reboot.