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Desktop Environment : Configure Xrdp Server2024/01/24


Install Xrdp Server to connect to FreeBSD Desktop from the Windows Remote Desktop feature.

[1] Install and Start Xrdp Server.
root@dlp:~ #
pkg install -y xrdp tigervnc-server
root@dlp:~ #
vi /usr/local/etc/xrdp/xrdp.ini
# line 238 : uncomment

root@dlp:~ #
sysrc xrdp_enable="YES"

root@dlp:~ #
sysrc xrdp_sesman_enable="YES"

root@dlp:~ #
service xrdp start

root@dlp:~ #
service xrdp-sesman start

[2] Login as a user you'd like to set Xrdp and create a session startup script.
serverworld@dlp:~ $
vi ~/
# create new


# use KDE desktop on this example
exec ck-launch-session startplasma-x11
# exec gnome-session
# exec mate-session
# exec startxfce4

serverworld@dlp:~ $
chmod 755 ~/
[3] Connect from Windows clients. For example on Windows 11.
Open Start Menu - [Windows Tool] - [Remote Desktop Connection] to start remote desktop app.
[4] Input the hostname or IP address you'd like to connect and push the [Connect] button.
[5] Answer [Yes].
[6] Input a user and its password that is on FreeBSD OS to authenticate.
[7] If successfully passed authentication, RDP session starts like follows.
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