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Old 31st October 2012, 04:47
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Default 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:

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:

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 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.
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