Installing XRDP Server on Linux Fedora 13


  • Log in to your Linux machine. 
  • From the Applications menu, select “System Tools”, then select Terminal
  • On the terminal screen type: “su”, then provide your root password
  • Now on the command prompt type: yum install xrdp
  • Allow the software to download and install. If prompted to install additional software, type “y” to proceed. Allow them software to finish downloading and install software. Leave the terminal window open.
  • After the software installs go to the “System” dropdown menu and select “Administration”, then select “Services” from the submenu.
  • On the services console locate and highlight the xrdp service. Click the enable button on the toolbar. Once the color changes to green exit the services console.
  • From the System dropdown menu select “Administration”, then select, Firewall from the submenu.
  • Click “close” on the configuration popup. Provide root password on the Authenticate Popup.
  • On the left column locate and highlight “Other ports” on the Firewall console.
  • Click “Add” on the right side of the Firewall console 
  • From the Port and Protocol dialog box, locate, highlight, and doubleclick port 3389 tcp. The click Add again, and locate, highlight, and doubleclick 3389 udp. Once added, click Apply on the menubar.then exit the Firewall console.
  • Go back to the open terminal window used previously to install xrdp. 
  • Type reboot on the terminal window. Allow the computer to reboot.
  • Log back into your computer.
  • From the Applications menu select “System Tools”, then “Terminal”
  • On the terminal windows type: ifconfig and press Enter. Your IP address will show for the eth0 adapter. This the number you must use to connect to the XRDP server on your linux box from your Windows workstation.
  • Now go to a Windows computer and locate Remote Desktop Connection program.
  • Type the IP address obtained from the Linux computer. 
  • Provide user credentials and viola!

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