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Re: Remote desktop (xrdp) on stretch: Some menu items do not work

Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:59 pm

jtmoderate876 wrote:
Sun Apr 15, 2018 11:58 pm
Feels like xrdp is no longer practical on rpi.
serious bummer.
What's wrong with using RealVNC?
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Re: Remote desktop (xrdp) on stretch: Some menu items do not work

Sat Apr 21, 2018 10:02 pm

Continued bummer...
XRDP is still broken on 2018-04-18 release of stretch.
Still can't get past login.

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Re: Remote desktop (xrdp) on stretch: Some menu items do not work

Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:00 pm

DougieLawson wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 9:59 pm
What's wrong with using RealVNC?
Sorry for the delayed response @DougieLawson

It's just I use RDP to access everything else - servers and computers running locally, in Azure, AWS, my company cloud, and this use to work pretty perfectly (recently adding better mouse support and copy/paste).

But I guess I need to move to RealVNC for raspberry.
Thx.

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Re: Remote desktop (xrdp) on stretch: Some menu items do not work

Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:39 pm

GOT XRDP WORKING AGAIN with the help from another forum that mentioned enabling VNC for XRDP setups.

I've not had to do that previously - but it worked.
So to configure a new stretch install for XRDP:

#use raspi-config to enable VNC so XRDP will work (new step for 2018-04)
#attach to wifi network
sudo apt-get install xrdp
# to repair xrdp append '@xhost si:localuser:root' to /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart othterwise sudo gui like
echo '@xhost si:localuser:root' | sudo tee -a /home/pi/.config/lxsession/LXDE-pi/autostart
sudo reboot # required
# and RDP using XRDP should work again

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Re: Remote desktop (xrdp) on stretch: Some menu items do not work

Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:59 pm

MORE PROBLEMS with XRDP:

If I change the password from the default (pi/raspberry) I can no longer XRDP.

Yet if I change the password back to raspberry I can XRDP.

This is repeatable - back and forth.

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Re: Remote desktop (xrdp) on stretch: Some menu items do not work

Mon Apr 23, 2018 1:11 pm

I gave up on XRDP and switched to RealVNC.

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