Connect to a Debian 8.0 machine over RDP with xrdp.

Using xrdp on Debian to allow remote desktop connections from a Windows machine is very easy. I wanted to connect to a Debian 8.0 instance running in VMware from a Windows 7 installation.

Firstly, I installed xrdp on Debian.

[email protected]:/home/jason# apt install xrdp

Then I had to run this command to setup my .xsession file.

echo "gnome-session-fallback" > ~/.xsession

And after setting up the networking in bridged mode, I could connect to the Debian instance over RDP.

Connected to a Debian instance over RDP.
Connected to a Debian instance over RDP.

That is how easy it is to connect to a Debian machine over Remote Desktop Protocol.

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