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Remote desktop connection shows only checkerboard

Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:27 pm

Using xrdp on a pi zero w and Windows 10. After the log-in screen, there is a checkerboard image, and a cursor which I can move around with my mouse. Nothing else seems to be responsive.

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Re: Remote desktop connection shows only checkerboard

Tue Sep 25, 2018 11:24 am

These days RaspberryPis come with the RealVNC installed by default. More details here.
I found it works better than the old xrdp connection.

If you want to use xrdp, then you will have to purge RealVNC from your Pi first, then install xrdp on your Pi. RealVNC and xrdp are not compatible (they use the same port) so it's one or the other I'm afraid.

Hope this helps,

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