I'm running Ubuntu 16.04.2 with XRDP and I have startup applications. The startup applications run when it's on the computer itself but, the startup applications don't start when it's a remote session. I've placed the startup via the /etc/xdg/autostart and through the remote session, the startup is showing in the "Startup Applications" window. Any idea why it isn't starting up in the remote session?

Startup Application Window via the Remote Session

As you can see, the program, OutputScreenlet is in it yet, it doesn't start.


Just in case someone is also experiencing this problem, apparently it's related to using the Unity Desktop Environment with XRDP, if I use another Desktop Environment, the autostart works. I've just decided to use XFCE instead of Unity.

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