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XRDP to Remote your Linux machine

If you want to make a remote desktop connection into the Linux Desktop Environment. With this procedure, you will be able to access your Linux Desktop through Remote Desktop ! Here I use the xRDP software package. It’s quite straightforward. It’s quite straightforward.

xRDP is basically a piece of software that allows you to remote desktop into your Linux machine from a Windows computer.  On the Windows machine, you do not need to install any tools, you simply use the standard and builtin tool Remote Desktop Connection.

Istallation Process

Step 1 >> Install XRDP Package
A standard installation for us means that we will be using the xrdp package available within the Ubuntu repository. To install the xrdp software from Ubuntu repository, you will need to issue the following command in a terminal.

 sudo apt-get install xrdp

Step 2 >> Install an alternative Desktop
If you do not install another desktop environment, when you will try to connect to your Ubuntu machine, you will see only a gray screen.  The workaround to this situation is to install an alternate desktop that can work with xrdp software solution.

 sudo apt-get update
 sudo apt-get install mate-core mate-desktop-environment mate-notification-daemon

Step 3 >> Configuring xRDP to use your desktop environment

 sudo sed -i.bak '/fi/a #xrdp multiple users configuration \n mate-session \n' /etc/xrdp/

Final step

Now you can connect to your Linux machine from Windows machine with Remote desktop application.


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