XRDP Installation: An Easy Remote Desktop Setup for Linux

XRDP Installation: An Easy Remote Desktop Setup for Linux

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XRDP Installation: An Easy Remote Desktop Setup for Linux
XRDP for Linux Remote Access

XRDP Installation: An Easy Remote Desktop Setup for Linux – Quick tutorial for an installation on Linux (Ubuntu specifically but easily ported) for an easy remote desktop (RDP) setup for Linux. Setting up remote GUI access has always been quite a pain. XRDP is lightweight and really easy to install for a remote administrative GUI desktop. This is a 2 minute setup for a minimal lightdm desktop manager install and setup from a server installed with Ubuntu 12.04 server.

Installing XRDP for Remote Desktop on Linux

Here are example installs on Fedora from Red Hat and Ubuntu platforms.

Remote Desktop for Fedora

Remote Desktop for Ubuntu

XRDP for Linux Remote Access Installation

Figure 1. Add your credentials and login.

Point your default installed Remote Desktop Connection application on windows or MAC at the server IP addy and login. Let me know if you have any problems with the installation and I will test it since it is actually an easy remote access setup for a change on Linux. Cheers.

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  1. RichieRichie08-09-2012

    works like a charm mate cheers

  2. Brent SalisburyBrent Salisbury08-14-2012


  3. CJ InfantinoCJ Infantino08-16-2012

    I also use x11 forwarding. Most of the time I only need to gui for one or two applications.

  4. CJ InfantinoCJ Infantino08-16-2012

    a gui* (!to gui)

  5. CarstenCarsten11-29-2012

    Thanks! Ive been searching something like this a while!

  6. JayJay12-08-2012

    install xrdp
    install x11rdp
    install tightvnc

  7. Purushottam AherPurushottam Aher04-30-2013

    Hello ,

    Follow the below link for remoter access of Ubuntu from windows.


  8. StevieStevie05-13-2013

    I’m trying to access my current account created on Ubuntu. I successfully installed the program on the Ubuntu PC, and open Remote Desktop Connection on my Windows laptop. I connect to the LAN IP, and am presented with a selection of modules (the first asking for a username and password). But it won’t show me the log in screen to log into Ubuntu remotely (as TightVNC will only connect if I’m logged on). It happily accepts my username and password, though. Do I need to set up port forwarding on my router?

  9. BlueiceBlueice08-24-2013


  10. expertisenexpertisen12-27-2013


    You can also find the solution for xrdp installation in linux to access from windows system via Remote Desktop :



    Many Thanx