I'm trying to establish a RDP connection from Windows 10 to a Xubuntu 16.04.3 machine through XRDP. I followed this guide with the addition of adding PPA so to update the version of XRDP to 0.9.1.
The major difference from this guide andy my system is that I do not have the option Sesman-xorgxrdp option but instead xorg.

When I try to connect from my Windows machine I eventually got this error:

RDP error

/var/log/xrdp-sesman.log provides me the following information:


And the corresponding /var/log/xrdp/log xrdplog

As this post suggests it could be something to do with system fonts so I implemented this fontutil.h fix without any change.

Could someone please provide with with an fix as google search for 'another Xserver might already be active on display 10' gives me a plethora of possible solutions for which I do not have the time to test.

Kind regards

  • Hi, this answer may help you in getting xrdp on Ubuntu16 to work.
    – jc__
    Oct 4 '17 at 14:23

I've given up to get XRDP working since I've found VMware Remote Console which has the same usability, only through an external application. Problem 'solved'.

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