xRDP – Custom Installation Script for Ubuntu 18.10 – version 2.2

Hello World,

Since Ubuntu 18.10 has been released in October 2018 and because we want to stick the release cycle, we have done some home work in order to update the standard and custom installation script of xRDP on top of Ubuntu systems.  No major changes have been introduced in these updated scripts. These scripts mainly integrate support for the newly released version of Ubuntu 18.10.  In our previous post,we have covered the standard installation script.   Today, we will provide the updated version of the custom installation script of xRDP on top of Ubuntu systems.  Some months ago, we published an updated version of the custom script in order to integrate Ubuntu 18.04 support

If you are interested in previous version of the scripts or Ubuntu versions, you should have a look at the following link.  This page should be your one stop page where you can find the latest version of the script (whatever the installation method you are using) but you will also find previous versions if you need to support some previous Ubuntu version

Let’s proceed …. 

xRDP Custom install on Ubuntu 18.x

Looking around through this blog, you will see that two version of the script exists and the differences between them have been explained in this post.  One script perform a standard installation meaning using the default packages available from Ubuntu repository.  The custom installation script get the xrdp sources directly from the github repository and compile it.  When using the custom installation script, you will be running the latest version of the xrdp (which is set to 0.9.8 at moment of writing).  The standard installation script is using version 0.9.5 in Ubuntu 18.04 and version 0.9.7 in Ubuntu 18.10.  

The choice is really up to you as nowadays the differences are minor so far and the Ubuntu package provides most of the desired features requested by the user such as drive redirection and clipboard support.

 

Assumptions

The script has been developed and updated based on the following assumptions

  • Ubuntu 18.04 and later are supported by the script. 
  • At time of writing, all available updates were installed on the Ubuntu machine
  • No alternative Desktop will be used. Default Ubuntu Gnome desktop will be the default desktop accessible via the xrdp session
  • Ubuntu machine has been installed as virtual machine using Virtualbox software with sound enabled
  • Default session used is x11  
  • Internet connection is available so latest xrdp packages can be downloaded

 

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The Script version 2.2

The script version 2.2 introduces minor changes compared to version 2.1.  

The updated script will include support for Ubuntu 18.10 and will allow installation if you are running Ubuntu 18.04 or Ubuntu 18.10 version.  Because Ubuntu 18.10 come with a new default theme, the version 2.2 of the script add also logic to set the proper theme within the remote desktop session.  If you are running Ubuntu 18.04, the script will set Ambiance theme as default theme in your remote Session.  If you are running Ubuntu 18.10, the script will set the Yaru theme in your remote session.  This is a one time operation.  If a user decide to change theme within remote session, the user choice will be the one that will take effect.

Some modifications have been introduced in the fix GDM lock screen section in order to have the file compiled in both version of Ubuntu and set the proper color scheme within the remote session

Important Note :

If you copy/paste the script, you might encounter some issues because font formatting might be not maintained during the copy/paste operation. Please ensure that format is  accurate before launching the script. A downloadable version of the script is available at the bottom of the post

Disclaimer : As usual, use this at your own risk !! 

#!/bin/bash
#####################################################################################################
# Script_Name : install-xrdp-2.2.sh
# Description : Perform a custom installation of xrdp
# on ubuntu 18.04 and later
# Date : October 2018
# written by : Griffon
# Web Site :http://www.c-nergy.be - http://www.c-nergy.be/blog
# Version : 2.2
# History : 2.2 - Add Support for Ubuntu 18.10 and Yaru Theme
#         : 2.1 - Add logic to enable sound redirection for U18.04
#               - re-write code logic to include functions
#               - Removed support for Ubuntu 17.10 as reached end of support
#         : 2.0 - Initial Version for Ubuntu system with Gnome Desktop
#         : 1.x - Script for Ubuntu 16.04 or later       
# Disclaimer : Script provided AS IS. Use it at your own risk....
####################################################################################################

#---------------------------------------------------#
#  Detecting if Parameters passed to script .... 
#---------------------------------------------------#

while getopts g:s: option 
do 
 case "${option}" 
 in 
 g) fixGDM=${OPTARG};; 
 s) fixSound=${OPTARG};; 
 esac 
done 

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Script Version information Displayed              #
#---------------------------------------------------#

echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m   !-------------------------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m   !   Custom XRDP Installation Script  - Ver 2.2                !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m   !   Written by Griffon - October 2018 - www.c-nergy.be        !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m   !-------------------------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo

#--------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# -----------------------Function Section - DO NOT MODIFY -----------------#
#--------------------------------------------------------------------------#

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Function 1 - Install Prereqs... 
#---------------------------------------------------#

install_prereqs() {
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Installing PreReqs packages..Proceeding.  ! \e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo

sudo apt-get -y install libx11-dev libxfixes-dev libssl-dev libpam0g-dev libtool libjpeg-dev flex bison gettext autoconf libxml-parser-perl libfuse-dev xsltproc libxrandr-dev python-libxml2 nasm xserver-xorg-dev fuse pkg-config git intltool xserver-xorg-core

}

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Function 2 - Download XRDP Binaries... 
#---------------------------------------------------#
get_binaries() { 

echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Download xRDP Binaries.......Proceeding.  ! \e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo

cd ~/Downloads

## -- Download the xrdp latest files
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m   !  Preparing download xrdp package            !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo
git clone https://github.com/neutrinolabs/xrdp.git
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m   !  Preparing download xorgxrdp package        !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo
git clone https://github.com/neutrinolabs/xorgxrdp.git

}

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Function 3 - compiling xrdp... 
#---------------------------------------------------#

compile_source() { 

# -- Compiling xrdp package first 

echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Compile xRDP packages .......Proceeding.  ! \e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo


cd ~/Downloads/xrdp
sudo ./bootstrap
sudo ./configure --enable-fuse --enable-jpeg 
sudo make

#-- check if no error during compilation 

if [ $? -eq 0 ]
then 
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   |-| Make Operation Completed successfully       \e[0m"

else 
echo
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m   !   Error while Executing make                !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m   !   The Script is exiting....                 !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
exit
fi
sudo make install

echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Compile xorgxrdp packages....Proceeding.  ! \e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo

cd ~/Downloads/xorgxrdp 
sudo ./bootstrap 
sudo ./configure 
sudo make

# check if no error during compilation 
if [ $? -eq 0 ]
then 
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   |-| Make Operation Completed successfully       \e[0m"
echo
else 
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m   !   Error while Executing make                !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m   !   The Script is exiting....                 !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
exit
fi
sudo make install

}

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Function 5 - create services .... 
#---------------------------------------------------# 

enable_service() {
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Creating xRDP services.......Proceeding.  ! \e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo

sudo systemctl daemon-reload
sudo systemctl enable xrdp.service
sudo systemctl enable xrdp-sesman.service
sudo systemctl start xrdp

}

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Function 6 - Install Gnome Tweak Tool.... 
#---------------------------------------------------#

install_tweak() 
{
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Installing Gnome Tweak...Proceeding...    ! \e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo
sudo apt-get install gnome-tweak-tool -y
}

#--------------------------------------------------------------------#
# Fucntion 7 - Allow console Access ....(seems optional in u18.04)
#--------------------------------------------------------------------#

allow_console() 
{
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Granting Console Access...Proceeding...   ! \e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo
sudo sed -i 's/allowed_users=console/allowed_users=anybody/' /etc/X11/Xwrapper.config
}

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Function 8 - create policies exceptions .... 
#---------------------------------------------------#

create_polkit()
{
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Creating Polkit File...Proceeding...      ! \e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo

sudo bash -c "cat >/etc/polkit-1/localauthority/50-local.d/45-allow.colord.pkla" <<EOF
[Allow Colord all Users]
Identity=unix-user:*
Action=org.freedesktop.color-manager.create-device;org.freedesktop.color-manager.create-profile;org.freedesktop.color-manager.delete-device;org.freedesktop.color-manager.delete-profile;org.freedesktop.color-manager.modify-device;org.freedesktop.color-manager.modify-profile
ResultAny=no
ResultInactive=no
ResultActive=yes
EOF

}

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Function 9 - Fixing Theme and Extensions .... 
#---------------------------------------------------#

fix_theme()
{
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Fix Theme and extensions...Proceeding...  !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo

#Check if script has already run.... 
if grep -xq "#fixGDM-by-Griffon" /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh; then
 echo "Skip theme fixing as script has run at least once..."
else
#Set xRDP session Theme to Ambiance and Icon to Humanity if Ubuntu 18.04.x
if  [[ "$version" = *"Ubuntu 18.04"* ]];
then
sudo sed -i.bak "4 a #fixGDM-by-Griffon\ngnome-shell-extension-tool -e ubuntu-appindicators@ubuntu.com\ngnome-shell-extension-tool -e ubuntu-dock@ubuntu.com\n\nif [ -f ~/.xrdp-fix-theme.txt ]; then\necho 'no action required'\nelse\ngsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Ambiance'\ngsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Humanity'\necho 'check file for xrdp theme fix' >~/.xrdp-fix-theme.txt\nfi\n" /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh
#Set xRDP session Theme to Yaru and Icon to Suru if Ubuntu 18.10.x
elif [[ "$version" = *"Ubuntu 18.10"* ]];
then
sudo sed -i.bak "4 a #fixGDM-by-Griffon\ngnome-shell-extension-tool -e ubuntu-appindicators@ubuntu.com\ngnome-shell-extension-tool -e ubuntu-dock@ubuntu.com\n\nif [ -f ~/.xrdp-fix-theme.txt ]; then\necho 'no action required'\nelse\ngsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface gtk-theme 'Yaru'\ngsettings set org.gnome.desktop.interface icon-theme 'Yaru'\necho 'check file for xrdp theme fix' >~/.xrdp-fix-theme.txt\nfi\n" /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh
else 
echo "Error Occured somewhere...Exiting..."
exit
fi

fi
echo
}

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Function 10 - Fixing GDM - As an Option .... 
#---------------------------------------------------#
fix_gdm()
{
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Fix for GDM Lock Screen color...          !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo
# Step 1 - Install prereqs for compilation later on
sudo apt-get -y install libglib2.0-dev-bin
sudo apt-get -y install libxml2-utils

# extract gresource info (from url...)
workdir=${HOME}/shell-theme
if [ ! -d ${workdir}/theme ]; then
  mkdir -p ${workdir}/theme
  mkdir -p ${workdir}/theme/icons

fi
gst=/usr/share/gnome-shell/gnome-shell-theme.gresource
 
for r in `gresource list $gst`; do
        gresource extract $gst $r >$workdir/${r#\/org\/gnome\/shell/}
done

/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m    |-| Creating XML File...   \e[0m"
# create the xml file 
bash -c "cat >${workdir}/theme/gnome-shell-theme.gresource.xml" <<EOF
<?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
<gresources>
  <gresource prefix="/org/gnome/shell/theme">
    <file>calendar-arrow-left.svg</file>
    <file>calendar-arrow-right.svg</file>
    <file>calendar-today.svg</file>
    <file>checkbox-focused.svg</file>
    <file>checkbox-off-focused.svg</file>
    <file>checkbox-off.svg</file>
    <file>checkbox.svg</file>
    <file>close-window.svg</file>
    <file>corner-ripple-ltr.png</file>
    <file>corner-ripple-rtl.png</file>
    <file>dash-placeholder.svg</file>
    <file>gnome-shell.css</file>
    <file>gnome-shell-high-contrast.css</file>
    <file>no-events.svg</file>
    <file>no-notifications.svg</file>
    <file>noise-texture.png</file>
    <file>page-indicator-active.svg</file>
    <file>page-indicator-inactive.svg</file>
    <file>page-indicator-checked.svg</file>
    <file>page-indicator-hover.svg</file>
    <file>process-working.svg</file>
    <file>toggle-off-us.svg</file>
    <file>toggle-off-intl.svg</file>
    <file>toggle-on-hc.svg</file>
    <file>toggle-on-us.svg</file>
    <file>toggle-on-intl.svg</file>
  </gresource>
</gresources>
EOF
cd ${workdir}/theme
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m    |-| Modify Css...   \e[0m"
sed -i -e 's/background: #2e3436/background: #2c00e1/g' ~/shell-theme/theme/gnome-shell.css 

##Delete the file noise-texture.png (grey one)
rm ${workdir}/theme/noise-texture.png

/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m    |-| Download Purple image file...   \e[0m"
#Download the noise-texture.png with purple background 
wget http://www.c-nergy.be/downloads/noise-texture.png

/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m    |-| Compile Resource File...   \e[0m"
#Compile file and copy to correct location....
cd ${workdir}/theme
glib-compile-resources gnome-shell-theme.gresource.xml 

/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m    |-| Copy file to target location...   \e[0m"

# make a backup of the file and copy the file....
sudo cp /usr/share/gnome-shell/gnome-shell-theme.gresource /usr/share/gnome-shell/gnome-shell-theme.gresource.bak
sudo cp ${workdir}/theme/gnome-shell-theme.gresource /usr/share/gnome-shell/gnome-shell-theme.gresource
echo
}

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Function 11 - Enable Sound Redirection .... 
#---------------------------------------------------#

enable_sound()
{
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !   Enabling Sound Redirection...             !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   !---------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo

# Step 1 - Install xrdp-pulseaudio-installer package
sudo apt-get install xrdp-pulseaudio-installer  -y

# Step 2 - Enable Source Code Repository
sudo apt-add-repository -s 'deb http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ '$codename' main restricted'
sudo apt-add-repository -s 'deb http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ '$codename' restricted universe main multiverse'
sudo apt-add-repository -s 'deb http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ '$codename'-updates restricted universe main multiverse'
sudo apt-add-repository -s 'deb http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ '$codename'-backports main restricted universe multiverse'
sudo apt-add-repository -s 'deb http://be.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ '$codename'-security main restricted universe main multiverse'
sudo apt-get update

# Step 3 - Download pulseaudio source in /tmp directory
cd /tmp
sudo apt source pulseaudio 

# Step 4 - Compile
pulsever=$(pulseaudio --version | awk '{print $2}')

cd /tmp/pulseaudio-$pulsever
sudo ./configure

# Step 5 - Create xrdp sound modules

cd /usr/src/xrdp-pulseaudio-installer
sudo make PULSE_DIR="/tmp/pulseaudio-$pulsever"

# Step 6 - copy files to correct location 

sudo install -t "/var/lib/xrdp-pulseaudio-installer" -D -m 644 *.so
sudo install -t "/usr/lib/pulse-$pulsever/modules" -D -m 644 *.so
echo

}


#--------------------------------------------------------------------------#
# -----------------------END Function Section             -----------------#
#--------------------------------------------------------------------------#


#--------------------------------------------------------------------------#
#------------                 MAIN SCRIPT SECTION       -------------------#  
#--------------------------------------------------------------------------#

#---------------------------------------------------#
# Step 0 - Try to Detect Ubuntu Version.... 
#---------------------------------------------------#

version=$(lsb_release -sd) 
codename=$(lsb_release -sc) 

echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   |-| Detecting Ubuntu version        \e[0m"

if  [[ "$version" = *"Ubuntu 18.04"* ]];
then
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m       |-| Ubuntu Version : $version\e[0m"
echo
elif [[ "$version" = *"Ubuntu 18.10"* ]];
then
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m       |-| Ubuntu Version : $version\e[0m"
echo
else
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m  !------------------------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m  ! Your system is not running Ubuntu 18.04 Edition and later  !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m  ! The script has been tested only on Ubuntu 18.04 and later  !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m  ! The script is exiting...                                   !\e[0m"              
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;31m  !------------------------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo
exit
fi


/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   |-| Detecting Parameters        \e[0m"


#Detect if argument passed
if [ "$fixSound" = "yes" ]; 
then 
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m       |-| Sound Redirection Option...: [YES]\e[0m"
else
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m       |-| Sound Redirection Option...: [NO]\e[0m"
fi

if [ "$fixGDM" = "yes" ]; 
then 
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m       |-| gdm fix Option.............: [YES]\e[0m"
else
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;32m       |-| gdm fix Option.............: [NO]\e[0m"
fi
echo

#---------------------------------------------------------#
# Step 1 - Executing the installation & config tasks .... #
#---------------------------------------------------------#

echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m   !-------------------------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m   !   Installation Process starting....                         !\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m   !-------------------------------------------------------------!\e[0m"
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;33m   |-| Proceed with installation.....       \e[0m"
echo 

install_prereqs
get_binaries
compile_source
enable_service
install_tweak
allow_console
create_polkit
fix_theme


if [ "$fixGDM" = "yes" ]; 
then 
fix_gdm
fi

if [ "$fixSound" = "yes" ]; 
then 
enable_sound
fi


#---------------------------------------------------#
# Step 2 - Credits .... 
#---------------------------------------------------#
echo
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m#-----------------------------------------------------------------------#\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m# Installation Completed                                                #\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m# Please test your xRDP configuration.A Reboot Might be required...     #\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m# Written by Griffon - October 2018 - Ver 2.2 - Std-Xrdp-Install-2.2.sh #\e[0m"
/bin/echo -e "\e[1;36m#-----------------------------------------------------------------------#\e[0m"
echo

How to Use the Script

Set Execute Right on the script

Download the install-xrdp-2.2.sh script to your system.  You need to mark the script as executable . To do this, perform the following action in a terminal console

chmod +x  ~/Downloads/install-xrdp-2.2.sh  

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Note : Adjust the path where the install-xrdp-2.2.sh script to reflect your environment

Execute the script

As in the previous version, the script can be run with no parameters where no additional features/configuration settings will be performed or you can pass parameters to enable some optional features of configuration fixes. This is totally up to you.   Parameters can be passed in any order as well 

To install xRDP, simply open a Terminal console.  In the Terminal console, Browse to the location where the script has been stored and then issue the one of the following command based your requirements 

  •  ./install-xrdp-2.2.sh

Use this command to install xrdp version 0.9.8. No additional features such as sound redirection and GDM lock screen fix will be implemented 

  • ./install-xrdp-2.2.sh -g yes

Use this command to install xrdp version 0.9.8. and to enabe the GDM Lock screen fix

  • ./install-xrdp-2.2.sh -s yes

Use this command to install xrdp version 0.9.8. and to enabe sound redirection additionally

  • ./install-xrdp-2.2.sh -s yes -g yes

Use this command to install xrdp version 0.9.8. and to enabe all the additional features i.e. sound redirection and GDM lock screen fix 

In this post, we will execute the script using all the parameters so we will be running the following command  ./install-xrdp-2.2.sh -s yes -g yes  and see what you should expect during the execution of the script

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When the script executes, you can see some information about your choices and operating system version.  You can see here that we have indeed select sound option and GDM fix option.  You will be prompted for a password.  Provide it and wait for the script to complete…

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While the script is executing, you should see some outputs and see some information about which actions are being performed

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When the script complete, the machine will not reboot automatically.  This will provide the possibility to review the script output in the screen in case something goes wrong 

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You can check that version 0.9.8 of xRDP has been installed 

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Reboot at least once the machine in order to ensure that xRDP service start at boot time… 

Test your configuration

To Test your configuration, you need to perform the following steps 

  • step 1 – Logout from the Ubuntu machine because you can only have a single connection to the machine for the same user (either local either remote)
  • step 2 – Start your favorite remote desktop client and provide the ip address or hostname of your ubuntu machine 

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  • step 3 –  At this stage, you should see the xRDP login page. Provide your credentials

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  • step 4 – At this stage, you should see your standard Ubuntu Gnome Desktop with the Dock visible, the Yaru theme displayed and the icons set are set correctly as well 

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  • step 5 –  Lock the remote session and unlock it again.   If you have executed the script with the fixGDM parameter, the background color should be purple (and not gray)… 

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  • step 6 –  Check if the Sound redirection option has been enabled accordingly. If you open, in your remote session, the Sound Card settings, you should see the xrdp_sink sound card object.  If you see this, there is a great chance that the sound redirection would work for your Remote Session

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Download the Script 

Please download the script :  install-xrdp-2.2.sh

Final Notes

This is it for this post !  We have been able to integrate support for Ubuntu 18.10 (quite easily) in the custom installation script.  Now, it’s up to you to play around, test it and provide feedback if you detect some issues or possible bugs or scenario not covered yet by the script.

In 2018, we have put a lot of efforts in improving the installation script for Ubuntu 18.xx releases.  The script has been re-written as well in order to ease the maintenance of the code.  Our famous installation script offer the possibility to provide a better user experience, sound redirection feature and easy installation & configuration process. We are really happy to see that this work is being used by others and we like the feedback provided about this.

As already mentioned in this post, we are trying to stick to Ubuntu release cycle.  This basically means that we are putting more efforts in LTS versions than in the Interim releases.  As soon as Interim releases are out of support, the scripts will drop support as well for these versions… We are still wondering if we should keep two different branches (Standard Installation vs Custom installation script) or would it make sense to merge both script into a single script.  We are still not sure if this is a good idea or not.  Share with us your opinion about merging these scripts into a single one  

Finally, please not also that we have created a page where you can find all the releases of the scripts. This page list useful information like which Ubuntu version is supported by the script and a link to the post explaining how to use the script.  Please visit this page  and have a look….

That’s is for today 

Till next time 

See ya

 

 

 

2 thoughts on “xRDP – Custom Installation Script for Ubuntu 18.10 – version 2.2

  1. Thank you for creating this.

    I tried to install it but got the following error:

    make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

    !———————————————!
    ! Error while Executing make !
    ! The Script is exiting…. !
    !———————————————!

    I noticed the script couldn’t find /root/Downlods.

    I created the directory by using
    mkdir /root/downloads
    and it worked!

    I was about to reinstall Ubuntu. I thought I tried everything and nothing worked until I found this script.

    THANK YOU!

    You should add a “Tips” or “Donation” link so I could buy you a coffee.

  2. @Carlos;

    Thank you for the visit, the comments and the suggestions (about buy me a coffee 🙂 )
    Some people reported indeed that time to time the root/Download folder is not found….this can be due to the fact that you try to run the script using sudo (you should run it as a normal user)… We never encountered the issue but we are glad that the script has some basic error handling so people can identify the issue

    Till next time
    See ya

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