Trying to install Ubuntu 18.04 Desktop (clean install) on a Dell T610. It's being used headless for the most part but I need to RDP from a windows machine. Following the instructions at http://c-nergy.be/blog/?p=12283 I installed xrdp. I can login but it never loads a desktop I just get a blank blue screen till the error shows "connection problem, giving up", "xrdp_wm_log_msg: some problem".
I found there were some fixes in a more recent version so I complied and installed the latest xrdp from the website. No change. I also noticed the graphical performance is extremely poor. The login screen only refreshes once every few seconds. I tried the fixes here "Ubuntu 18.04 LTS GUI is unusably slow with Matrox G200eR2 (Dell r720xd server)" but no changes.
The log /var/log/xrdp.log show nothing of use.
[20190217-02:10:59] [DEBUG] Closed socket 19 (AF_UNIX) [20190217-02:11:03] [DEBUG] Closed socket 19 (AF_UNIX) [20190217-02:11:06] [DEBUG] Closed socket 19 (AF_UNIX) [20190217-02:11:09] [DEBUG] xrdp_wm_log_msg: connection problem, giving up [20190217-02:11:09] [DEBUG] Closed socket 19 (AF_UNIX) [20190217-02:11:09] [DEBUG] xrdp_wm_log_msg: some problem [20190217-02:11:09] [DEBUG] xrdp_mm_module_cleanup [20190217-02:11:09] [DEBUG] Closed socket 18 (AF_INET 127.0.0.1:35366) [20190217-02:11:09] [DEBUG] Closed socket 12 (AF_INET x.x.x.x:3389) [20190217-02:11:09] [DEBUG] xrdp_mm_module_cleanup
I can't tell if I have a gfx card issue or an xrdp issue. Not sure where to go next? I may order a cheap gfx card but I still feel like ubuntu should be running on this hardware.
Also I'm unsure if I need the desktop version in order to RDP/VNC in. Could I just install xrdp and mate on the ubuntu server version?