Ubuntu 18.04: Connect to Cinnamon desktop environment via XRDP

Table of Contents

1 Install Cinnamon desktop environment

Install Cinnamon desktop environment with this.

2 Install XRDP

Install XRDP.

$ sudo apt install -y xrdp$ sudo sed -e ‘s/^new_cursors=true/new_cursors=false/g’
-i /etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini$ sudo systemctl enable xrdp$ sudo systemctl restart xrdp

3 Create ~/.xsession and ~/.xsessionrc

Create .xsession and .xsessionrc in home directory of user to be connected.

$ echo “cinnamon-session” > ~/.xsession$ D=/usr/share/gnome:/usr/share/cinnamon:/usr/local/share:/usr/share$ D=${D}:/var/lib/snapd/desktop$ C=/etc/xdg/xdg-cinnamon:/etc/xdg$ cat <<EOF > ~/.xsessionrcexport XDG_SESSION_DESKTOP=cinnamonexport XDG_DATA_DIRS=${D}export XDG_CONFIG_DIRS=${C}EOF

4 Connect to Cinnamon desktop environment via XRDP

Use Xorg as a session type. Windows Remote Desktop Connection is as the following.


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