Ubuntu16xrdp black screen RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi  everybody

    I created a Ubuntu16 VM in Azure. I want to use XRDP. I found an araticle about configuring XRDP. Unfortunately, When I coonnect to it, it is black screen. I cannot  do anything. Any advice?

    Thursday, November 24, 2016 11:38 PM


  • Hi

    When I coonnect to it, it is black screen. I cannot  do anything

    According to your description, you should install xfce.

    Please refer to the steps below.

    Step1 – Install xRDP

    sudo apt-get update

    sudo apt-get install xrdp

    Step2 – Install XFCE4

    sudo apt-get install xfce4

    sudo apt-get install xfce4-terminal

    sudo apt-get install gnome-icon-theme-full tango-icon-theme

    Step3 – Configure xRDP

    echo xfce4-session >~/.xsession

    sudo vi /etc/xrdp/startvm.sh

    The content should look like this


    if [ -r /etc/default/locale ]; then

      . /etc/default/locale

      export LANG LANGUAGE



    . /etc/X11/Xsession

    Step4 – Restart xRDP

    sudo service xrdp restart

    Step5 – Configure NSG rule

    For Inbound security rule, the port 3389 is allowed to access.

    If you still have questions, welcome to post back here. Thanks.



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    • Proposed as answer by ShuiShengbao Monday, November 28, 2016 9:44 AM
    • Marked as answer by weiyang123 Monday, November 28, 2016 10:55 AM
    Friday, November 25, 2016 3:05 AM