I installed xrdp on my new Ubuntu Server 12.xx I saw a video that talked about creating a .xsession because of the 3D and 2D desktop. But it didn't work.
If I take the .xsession out it opens a empty desktop with no icons on it.
This is the content of the .xsession file.
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Remote desktop for multiple users
X2go and ssh Works with better support and features for linux remote desktop. (Like, file sharing, clipboard sharing, sound over net, web client, etc).
I'm just curious if anyone had the problem of not being able to see any menu's or Ubuntu related gui buttons in a rdp instance with remote desktop software.
I was able to drag icons onto the desktop and view them - but other than that, nothing is viewable. im using a Windows 7 remote desktop connecting to Ubuntu. Other than this issue everything else runs very smoothly.
You need x11rdp whose binary is not included by default.
Great job Kevin!
Above link will allow you to compile from source.
I had the same issue, no menu or taskbar only the background and I tried ubuntu-2d and gnome-fallback. None of them worked. After installing x11rdp it worked like a charm.
After install, run your RDPsesconfig.sh and in remote desktop from Windows choose sesman-X11rdp instead of sesman-vnc. 32-bit color works for me fine with ubuntu 12.04.