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From Aaron Newsome <>
Subject Re: Help connecting to Debian 9
Date Sun, 14 Jan 2018 19:00:39 GMT
I much prefer RDP compared to VNC. RDP just works much better for me and
it's always faster. On my Linux boxes I usually just install and configure
Xrdp. You'll also need a nice desktop environment to go along with Xrdp. I
prefer the Mate desktop since a full Gnome desktop is not well suited for
RDP in my opinion.

The black screen that you see sounds like no programs are starting up when
you login to RDP. Verify with another RDP client that this isn't a
guacamole issue. If you're seeing a black screen, you mostly likely need
something in your .xsession file or you need to setup Xrdp to start the
desktop when you connect via RDP.


On Sun, Jan 14, 2018 at 6:32 AM, Josh Grizzle <
> wrote:

> Hello,
> After what I feel has been a exhausting search of the documents and old
> sourceforge forums I am now reaching out for some help with connecting to
> linux boxes.
> I have ssl and RDP to Windows machines working perfectly, however I am
> missing something on the Linux side.
> Should I be using rdp or vnc?  Does Linux need anything special installed?
> It does seem to connect, however its just a black screen sometimes.
> Any help that could get me going in the right direction is greatly
> appreciated.

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