I’m running Ubuntu on a Dell Inspiron 910, commonly known as the Dell Mini 9, which is being used to host my development/test node.js server.
It’s more convenient to use the keyboard and screen connected to my laptop so here’s how I set up the mini9 in order to use Windows Remote Desktop Connection.
- On the Ubuntu machine, install the Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP) Server xdrp from the Software Center.
- To enable Windows Remote Desktop Connection to connect to an ubuntu user , create a document called .xsession on the Users home drive containing
- Determine the ip address for the Ubuntu machine (e.g. using ifconfig)
- On the Windows 7 machine, run the Remote Desktop Connection program ( from All Programs… Accessories) using the ip address of the server.
Thats all there is…