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How to install xrdp in ubuntu

xrdp is an open source remote desktop protocol(rdp) server, so it’s able to serve a desktop to any Microsoft terminal server client. (that includes any recent Windows, Linux via rdesktop, or many portable devices with RDP clients.

But, the default installation of xrdp in ubuntu has some glitches that need to be solved. So this is what’s needed:

I’ll be using ubuntu 9.04 (jaunty jackalpe)

1-Since xrdp requires a vnc server, one is automatically installed with xrdp, BUT the only working one is tightvnc (if you have already installed vnc4server, remove it) so you MUST install tightvnc first, either using synaptic or the following command:

sudo apt-get install tightvncserver

2-Now Install the xrdp server via synaptic or with

sudo apt-get install xrdp

Now in order to get the proper keyboard map and theme in GNOME, you need to make a modification:

3-Open gconf-editor either by typing that in a console, or in the Alt+F2 window.

4-Inside gconf-editor, navigate to /apps/gnome_settings_daemon/plugins/keyboard and set “active” to false.

That’s it. your Remote Desktop sever should be up and running.

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