Administrators Leon Posted March 30, 2021 Administrators Share Posted March 30, 2021 So... you figured out that for some weird reason it could be run to RDP (Remote desktop) into your crostini installation ? In my case, i wanted a full desktop env. - NOTICE - dont expect better performance .. in my tests crouton is faster.. but this seems more stable - its also worth to notice that the default user routes trafic from x11 to wayland to show you applications native. Its actually pretty straith forward - Install xrdp and a desktop env. like xfce4 1. Open up a crostini console 2. run: sudo apt install xrdp xfce4 While you technically could use your existing user - i would suggest adding a new user so we can do custom stuff with "just that user" So, add a new user, run: 1. sudo useradd -m USERNAME Remember to set a password.... run: 1. sudo passwd USERNAME ... and restart crostini... Now you can RDP into your crostini installation using the ip addr from the crostini container. now.. you might notice that some apps (eg. gnome) will open directly in chromeOS and not inside your RDP.. quick fix for that: Add export GDK_BACKEND=x11 to: ~/.config/xfce/xinitrc and /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh ... restart crostini Enjoy! Source links: 1: https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/563311/bypass-x-forwarding-to-sommelier-during-xrdp-session-via-xorg-on-crostini Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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