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Remote desktop

Post by pfp » Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:28 pm

Good evening:
Have xrdp loaded on Linux Mint 19.1
Attempt to access from Windows and remote desktop
Linux unit answers; accepts user name and password
But then just hangs and does not load desktop or icons etc
Eventually times out
Any and all suggestions/recommendations appreciated
Thank you,
Peter

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Re: Remote desktop

Post by jimallyn » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:13 am

A number of people here generally recommend Teamviewer for remote access. (Myself included.) You can get the others to work, but Teamviewer seems to be the least trouble. I see on the forums people mention using remmina, so that's another you might try. I use xtightvnc to access my Raspberry Pi remotely. Lots of possibilities, but hopefully somebody will be able to help you get xrdp working.
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Re: Remote desktop

Post by phh » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:26 am

Hi,

XRDP does NOT support 3d desktop. For usage of xrdp you have to enable/install some kind of 2d desktop. Xfce & LXDE can do the trick for you. However yoy can get Cinnamon to work (at least in 18.1). It's a kind of rendering mode. Unfortunately i can not provide a step-by step-guide. You-tube can give you some answers.

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Re: Remote desktop

Post by gm10 » Sun Jan 20, 2019 12:18 pm

jimallyn wrote:
Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:13 am
I see on the forums people mention using remmina, so that's another you might try.
Remmina is a client, not a server, that won't help here since he wants to access the Linux desktop, not the Windows one, from what I understand. Otherwise many +1 for Remmina, it's a very excellent multi-protocol remote desktop client.

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Re: Remote desktop

Post by AndyMH » Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:11 pm

I found a post on Mint subreddit recommending NoMachine, downloaded and installed it. Worked out of the box first time and v easy to use. Using in a linux only environment across three machines. It's also available for win so no reason to suppose that it won't work in a mixed environment.
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Re: Remote desktop

Post by Faust » Mon Jan 21, 2019 3:10 am

AndyMH wrote:
Sun Jan 20, 2019 8:11 pm
I found a post on Mint subreddit recommending NoMachine, downloaded and installed it. Worked out of the box first time and v easy to use. Using in a linux only environment across three machines. It's also available for win so no reason to suppose that it won't work in a mixed environment.
Nice one !

I've been using VNC to remote into my Pi systems for a long time , but I have some quibbles with it .
NoMachine looks like it could be the ideal replacement .

.... thanks for sharing !
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Re: Remote desktop

Post by gm10 » Mon Jan 21, 2019 6:21 am

If you need more suggestions, see https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Compariso ... p_software

Personally I'm not a fan of a closed-source server running on my machine when open-source solutions are available.

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