I am currently in the progress of moving my entire home automation server from Windows 2003 to a Ubuntu LTS. However, connecting to the new server via SSH is quite painful. As I am using openHAB including the Eclipse-based editor, I would prefer to connect to the server from Windows and Mac via RDP.
I tried quite a while using XRDP, but almost gave up as I always had trouble, either not being able to connect or having no desktop at all.
Therefore, kudos to Mike Rehner, who came up with a step by step guide how to install and cofigure XRDP on Ubuntu.
20 minutes absolutely worth watching, especially as he comes up with two or three hints, I haven’t foundon any other tutorial so far such as
- you are going to need a 2D desktop such as MATE Desktop Environment
- you need to connect several times using the RDP as the first or second attempt might fail
- how to change the XRDP settings to be able to connect to previous session
The proof, I was able to connect to the Ubuntu via my Mac, though: