Ubuntu Server 12.04 xrdp error: failed to load session ‘ubuntu’

If you have install Ubuntu Server 12.04 and you install your own desktop environment, e.g: xfce, this can happen when you try to remote your server.

The solution is simple, yet tricky. There is 2 file that you need to take a look.

First: /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh
Search line:

. /etc/X11/xsession

(usually at end of the file)

Change to:


Second: ~/.xsession
If the file is not there, create new.
Put this line:

gnome-session –session-gnome-classic

Restart xrdp:

/etc/init.d/xrdp restart

Then try to connect to your server.

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