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The RDP screen i.e; the remote Ubuntu desktop displayed a grey screen and the RDP windows closed, just can't connect.

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You do not provide a lot of details about your configuration. are you running Ubuntu 16.04, 16.10, 17.04 ? Are you using Unity Desktop or Gnome or LXDE ?

Each Ubuntu version and flavors needs to be configured a little bit differently to have xRDP working.....

You could try the following to get started (see http://c-nergy.be/blog/?p=8952). In this procedure, you will need to install a alternate desktop (mate desktop) and you should have access remotely to your system...

To summarize,

Install xrdp

  • sudo apt-get install xrdp

Install mate desktop

  • sudo apt-get install mate-core mate-desktop-environment mate-notification-daemon

Configure your .xsession file by issuing the following command

  • echo mate-session >~/.xsession

Configure your Keyboard layout

  • Please review the post for this configuration aspect

and give it a try

If you want to use the default Unity Desktop, let us know and we could provide necessary information....

Hope this help

Till next time See ya

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