I have installed the Ubuntu 14.04 desktop edition on my computer and also installed xrdp for accessing the system from any Windows system by using Remote Desktop Connection.
But when i’m trying to connect the Ubuntu system from Windows machine, I’m getting the access but, it is showing the grey screen with X arrow only. There is no desktop screen i’m getting.
So to fix the problem of grey screen with an “x” cursor, i installed and configured the below packages and its worked for me:
1. Install the xrdp by using below command :
sudo apt-get install xrdp
2. Add the ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa and ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/trusty-mate repository :
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/ppa
sudo apt-add-repository ppa:ubuntu-mate-dev/trusty-mate
3. Now update and upgrade my Ubuntu :
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get upgrade
4.Now install the Ubuntu-mate-core and Ubuntu-mate-desktop by using below command:
sudo apt-get install ubuntu-mate-core ubuntu-mate-desktop
echo mate-session >~/.xsession
5. Now restart the xrdp service :
sudo service xrdp restart
After executing all the above steps properly, I’m able to access my Ubuntu system from Windows computer by using Remote Desktop Connection :).