I know that a lot of similar questions was asked already, but none of them bring me a solution yet.
What I'm trying to do is connect from Windows 10 RDP to Ubuntu Desktop running on Ubuntu 18.04.2.
On Ubuntu xrdp installed. Ini file of xrdp was modified - Xorg section was commented out, autorun was set to Xvnc (it was commented out by the reason that xrdp session breaking immediately after connection). I did it because of look like Xvnc session was working but after a few seconds, I got an error message. enter image description here


This is a known issue with Ubuntu 18.04.2 and xRDP. The xorgxrdp package does not get installed on Ubuntu 18.04.2 and this is why you have the problem connecting dialog box showing....

Ubuntu 18.04.2 introduces the xorg-xserver-core-hwe-18.04 package which is not recognized by the xorgxrdp package made available on Ubuntu official repositories (More info can be found at http://c-nergy.be/blog/?p=13390)

Quick fix to still use xorgxrdp backend component

To use xRDP and the xorgxrdp backend compoment, you have to either

  • perform a custom installation (compile from source - you can use the script located at http://c-nergy.be/blog/?p=13432

  • Use the unofficial packages prepared by Thiago Martin by issuing the following commands

    sudo add-apt-repository ppa:martinx/xrdp-hwe-18.04 -y
    sudo apt-get update

    or use the script located here to automate the process (http://c-nergy.be/blog/?p=13487)

Hope this help Till next time See ya


It was fixed by reinstalling xrdp and tightvncserver and then installation in proper order:

  1. tightvncserver.
  2. xrdp.

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