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blinky 31st October 2012 03:47

Remote Desktop - Accessing XRDP from Windows
 
I'm one of those people who prefer the Gnome classic desktop over Unity. As a consequence, I have installed:

Code:

sudo spt-get install gnome-session-fallback
so I can access my Ubuntu 12.04 Precise using classic gnome. This evening I installed a remote desktop server using:

Code:

sudo apt-get install xrdp
and I can now access my Ubuntu 12.04 Precise across the LAN with my Windows 7 machine. I have two questions about Remote Desktop which I thought I might find the answer for in here:

First, is there any way to have XRDP server the gnome-classic desktop instead of Unity? I can easily access the Precise manchine now from my Windows 7 machine using Windows Remote Desktop Connection and logging into the LANIP 192.168.0.197 using my username & password.

Secondly, is it possible to login to the Ubuntu machine across the WAN from a machine not on the LAN? Does this involve specific ports to be opened and any special configuration?

Thanking you in advance.

falko 1st November 2012 08:17

Quote:

Originally Posted by blinky (Post 287568)
Secondly, is it possible to login to the Ubuntu machine across the WAN from a machine not on the LAN? Does this involve specific ports to be opened and any special configuration?

Thanking you in advance.

AFAIK, you need to open and forward port 5900 on your router.

blinky 4th November 2012 06:22

Thank you, I shall give that a whirl.

Oh, and incidently, I was able to configure XRDP to server gnome-classic to remote desktop clients.

Code:

sudo gedit .xsession
and in the file:

Code:

gnome-session --session=gnome-fallback
The .xsession file needs to sit in the home directory.

blinky 8th November 2012 17:02

Quote:

Originally Posted by falko (Post 287621)
AFAIK, you need to open and forward port 5900 on your router.

Opening and forwarding port 5900 on the router allowed me to connect across the LAN. But how would one connect from a remote site across the WAN?

Did I miss something in the XRDP setup?

concept21 9th November 2012 20:40

XRDP is not equal to VNC.

There are many kinds of remote desktop, and they use different ports for connection. :D

JeffMichael 30th May 2013 11:16

Quote:

Originally Posted by concept21 (Post 288100)
...There are many kinds of remote desktop, and they use different ports for connection

I think so. It's really not a problem to find such a solution nowadays.

sjau 30th May 2013 14:52

you can also use this addon for Chrome/ium... then no other ports need to be opened IIRC:

https://chrome.google.com/webstore/d...enigjmpp?hl=en


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