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 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.