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Setup Local xRDP on Ubuntu 18.04
#!/bin/bash
set -xuo pipefail
# GIST: https://gist.github.com/djravine/88f2b9957a0bef6a6dd4c55aca951a09
# USAGE: curl -sL https://gist.github.com/djravine/88f2b9957a0bef6a6dd4c55aca951a09/raw | bash -s --
# INSTALL SOFTWARE
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install -y \
ubuntu-desktop \
xorg \
xrdp \
xorgxrdp \
xorg-video-abi-23 \
xserver-xorg-core \
xserver-xorg-input-all \
xfonts-base \
xfonts-75dpi \
xfonts-100dpi \
mate-core \
mate-desktop-environment \
mate-notification-daemon \
indicator-sound-gtk2 \
indicator-application-gtk2 \
ubuntu-gnome-desktop \
gnome-session-flashback \
gnome-panel \
gnome-tweak-tool \
xfce4 \
xfce4-goodies
sudo apt-get autoremove -y
# AUTH POPUP
sudo bash -c 'cat > /etc/polkit-1/localauthority.conf.d/02-allow-colord.conf' << EOF
polkit.addRule(function(action, subject) {
if ((action.id == "org.freedesktop.color-manager.create-device" ||
action.id == "org.freedesktop.color-manager.create-profile" ||
action.id == "org.freedesktop.color-manager.delete-device" ||
action.id == "org.freedesktop.color-manager.delete-profile" ||
action.id == "org.freedesktop.color-manager.modify-device" ||
action.id == "org.freedesktop.color-manager.modify-profile") &&
subject.isInGroup("{users}")) {
return polkit.Result.YES;
}
});
EOF
# ALLOW FIREWALL
sudo ufw allow 3389/tcp
# SET SESSION MANGER
if [ -f /home/${USER}/.xsession ]; then
rm -f /home/${USER}/.xsession
fi
cat << 'EOF' >> /home/${USER}/.xsession
export LOGNAME=$USER
export LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1
unset SESSION_MANAGER
unset DBUS_SESSION_BUS_ADDRESS
mate-session # Works
#gnome-session --session=gnome-flashback-metacity --disable-acceleration-check & gnome-panel # Works
#xfce4-session # Works
EOF
chmod +x /home/${USER}/.xsession
# RUN BASH NOT SH
sudo sed -i "s|#\!/bin/sh|#\!/bin/bash|g" /etc/X11/Xsession
# ADD XRDP USER TO SSL-CERT GROUP
sudo adduser xrdp ssl-cert
# XRDP - RESTART
sudo service xrdp restart
# XRDP - STATUS
sudo service xrdp status
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@ironbila ironbila commented Jun 25, 2020

Very nice out of the box working setup. +1

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@tadam98 tadam98 commented Jan 14, 2021

Works very nice. I have a strange problem. I am connected to my workstation with VNC. Additionally, I connected with RDP session. When I start Nautilus on the main desktop, it opens on the RDP desktop. If I disconnect it - it keeps looking for the remote desktop.

Also, when xrp is installed, my terminal will not open. So I had to remove evenryting.

I am not sure how to stop the remote session.

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