Gray Screen while RDP in Ubuntu 16.4 Desktop (XRDP)

Asked by Waseem on 2018-10-11

Hello Friends,

I created new Ubuntu 16.4 Desktop and installed xRDP on it.. I tried to RDP the Ubuntu machine an dots working fine with the default user which i created on it.

And then i added one more user in it with the same attributes like the existing user and when i try to RDP using new user it gives me gray screen with cross mark and then RDP session closes by its own.

Waseem Abbas

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What OS are you RDPing from?
What OS are you RDPing to?


Waseem (waseemabbaskhan) said : #2

RDP From:
Windows 7

4.13.0-36-generic #40~16.04.1-Ubuntu SMP Fri Feb 16 23:25:58 UTC 2018 x86_64 x86_64 x86_64 GNU/Linux

Its working for one of the user which i created during installation, but its doesn't work for the newly created user.

What do you do once you connect? What do you do in Ubuntu once you connect via RDP?

Waseem (waseemabbaskhan) said : #4

I am sorry i dint get your question. Below are the steps;

1- using MSTSC i RDP to Ubuntu Desktop
2- Once i enter the credentials of newly created user and click on login.
3- I get gray screen with cross mark.

And when i follow the same steps but using the user account which i created during installation. It works perfectly fine.

OK but what activities do you do on the remote system once connected? Why do you want to connect? There is probably a sleeker solution to what you want to do.

Waseem (waseemabbaskhan) said : #6

This machine is allocated to testing team for testing of applications

Do they test in a web browser or via a terminal ?

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