After a couple days of searching for solutions, I still cannot get a proper RDP connection fron Windows 7 to Ubuntu Desktop 13.10 (or 14.04). When I use RDP in Windows, it will connect to my Ubuntu box just fine, but I get a gray/black pixel screen with an "X" for a cursor.
Here's what I've tried so far (in both 13.10 and 14.04)
.xsessionfile to use gnome-2d
Installed xfce4 and updated
.xsessionfile to use that
I did indeed restart xrdp after any change to the .xsession file
Modified startwm.sh to point to the location of the .xsession file
chmod 755 .xsessionfile so it's executable
Updated nvidia drivers
I'm at a loss as to what's going on. I was able to use x11vnc to take control of the Ubuntu machine, but I'm trying to create an actual remote session from Windows, and not just take control.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I've been searching around for a solution, and so far any other people who've encountered this, their solution has not been successful for me.