Installation of Xrdp (Remote Desktop) on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS/19.10!!

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rdp (Remote Desktop): Xrdp is a free implementation of Microsoft RDP server. It allows users to access the Linux remote desktop via Windows RDP. The Xrdp offers a graphical login to remote machines by means of Microsoft Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP). In this tutorial, we will instruct how to install Xrdp (Remote Desktop) on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS/19.10. 

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Prerequisites:

Before starting with the Xrdp installation process, make sure you have logged in as a non-root user with sudo privileges.

Installing Xfce Desktop Environment:

  • Click on the shortcut CTRL+ALT+Tto open the Terminal on Linux Ubuntu .
  • For installing Xfce on your server, you have to run the below commands one-by-one on the Ubuntu Terminal.

Updating the Package:

First, update all the packages to the latest version with the following command:

Installing Xfce4:

First, we are going to install the Xfce desktop environment as it is perfect for the remote servers. Xfce is a lightweight, stable, and fast desktop environment. You can also install the Xrdp on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS Bionic Beaver.

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sudo apt install xfce4 xfce4-goodies xorg dbus-x11 x11-xserver-utils

  • Press ‘y’ to continue.
  • You have to wait for some time until the installation process gets completed.

Installation of Xrdp Package:

By default, the Xrdp package is available in Ubuntu repositories.

Run the below command:

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sudo apt install xrdp

Check the Status of Xrdp Service:

Xrdp should now be installed as a service on your server. You can check the service status by executing the below command.

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sudo systemctl status xrdp

Restart Xrdp service:

You have to restart your Xrdp service whenever you make any changes to the configuration file.

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sudo systemctl restart xrdp

Summary:

Now, we have successfully installed the Xrdp (Remote Desktop) on Linux Ubuntu 20.04 LTS Focal Fossa/ 19.10 Eoan Ermine. Xrdp is an open-source implementation of the Microsoft RDP server so it offers fully functional remote desktop experience. Is this article helpful? Don’t forget to share your valuable queries/feedback in the below comment box. Thanks for visiting Tec Robust Keep Learning!!

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