I have a machine set up as a web server (20.04 minimal install) that I need to access remotely from my laptop (20.04 full install). Ideally I would take control of the currently active display on the web server.
I have successfully set up Remmina and xrdp so that I can connect via ssh. I get a new terminal session without any problem via ssh. Sharing the desktop, however, is another matter...
I can happily create a desktop session on either the web server or the laptop - not both simultaneously! If I have an active desktop session on the web server I cannot connect to 'take control' of that session - or even create a new desktop session with Remmina. Similarly, if I have a Remmina session logged in (not necessarily open) I cannot log in directly on the web server. My only workaround thus far is to reboot the server to knock off the existing user session and start from scratch - not ideal!
I've spent several hours over many days trying to find what I think must be a simple solution but to no avail - I've read that xrdp can handle only a single display session but not seen any info on how to get round this! Can anybody please point me in the right direction? Is there a setting somewhere that I have missed?
Apologies if this has been answered elsewhere - I simply have not been able to find it!