1. Kong Baak

    Instead of remote connecting into xfce4 desktop (ubuntu 13.10).
    Is there any way to connect to ubuntu 13.10 unity desktop.

    I didn’t any success story connecting from Windows 7 to Ubuntu 13.10 Unity desktop environment.

    Anyone manage to fix it?

    • Ahmed Karam

      You have to run this command on the home profile for the user you are logging with.
      “echo xfce4-session > ~/.xsession”

      • torontom

        I got the same gray x error after I set the ./xsession, not sure what steps I missed, Im using Ubuntu 14.0.4

        • Jorge

          I got the same problem as you… even after setting the xsession for xfce4, I just see a grey window and the mouse X…

  2. Chong

    I recently upgrade from ubuntu 12.04 to 13.10. With 12.04 I was able to use xrdp to remotely access it from a windows 8 machine. However with 13.10, after step 1 and 2 described above, I got stuck at step 3, after I clicked “connect”, the popup remote desktop connection window is completely black and without prompting the login to xrdp credential. Any idea of why? Thanks!

    • dale p

      Chong.. could try editing /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini. Leave just the [global section] and the [xrdp5] section that includes name=sesman-Xvnc.

  3. YP

    I have fixed the RDP gray screen issue followed by below steps:
    “echo xfce4-session > ~/.xsession”
    sudo chmod 755 .xsession
    sudo /etc/init.d/xrdp restart


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