Strange problems with XFCE

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dashohoxha
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Strange problems with XFCE

Post by dashohoxha » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:03 am

I am using xrdp with Guacamole on a LinuxMint19 Xfce system: https://gitlab.com/Virtual-LTSP/VirtualBox
Guacamole allows access through VNC as well as RDP clients, and on the server I install xrdp and xorgxrdp like this: https://gitlab.com/Virtual-LTSP/Virtual ... le.sh#L217

I notice this strange problem:
When I login first from VNC (through LightDM greeter) and then I login through RDP, the XFCE desktop is configured properly (having the normal look and style of LinuxMint).
However if I reboot the server and login first through RDP (not through LightDM greeter), the XFCE desktop gets its traditional look and style (which in my opinion is old and ugly) and not the polished one from LinuxMint.

I wonder why this happens. I have tried to track the problem but could not find any thing. Most probably the problem is that the script /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh should do what LightDM does when a user logs in, instead of calling /etc/X11/Xsession, but I have no idea about how to fix it. Maybe this is not a Mint issue, but I don't know where to ask for help about this. I am assuming that if someone knows how Mint customizes Xfce (for example how it makes the menu to appear on bottom and not on top), he may be able to think of a solution. Does anybody have any idea?

I have posted this question on stackexchange as well: https://unix.stackexchange.com/question ... figuration
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Re: Strange problems with XFCE

Post by catweazel » Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:23 am

dashohoxha wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 3:03 am
I wonder why this happens
It happens because the client has put the server into low resolution mode. Take a look at TeamViewer, which is free for personal use.
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