xrdp only showing bare X11 background, installed lightdm ignored

Bug #1319963 reported by Thomas Schweikle
This bug affects 51 people
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
xrdp (Ubuntu)

Bug Description

Install minimal graphical Ubuntu 14.04, then xrdp. Connect to running xrdp using mstsc or rdesktop, freerdp. You are prompted for username and password by xrdp choosen "sesman-Xvnc". After successfully logged in you are shown a bare X11 background.

x-session-manager hangs executing some perl script:
62786 pts/8 S 0:00 \_ /usr/sbin/xrdp-sessvc 62788 62787
62787 pts/8 S 0:00 \_ /usr/bin/ck-launch-session /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/bin/monkeysphere-validat
62861 ? Ss 0:00 | \_ /usr/bin/ssh-agent /usr/bin/ck-launch-session /usr/bin/dbus-launch --exit-with-session /usr/b
62865 pts/8 S 0:00 | \_ x-session-manager
62870 pts/8 S 0:00 | \_ /usr/bin/perl -wT /usr/bin/monkeysphere-validation-agent /usr/bin/im-launch x-session-man
62788 pts/8 S 0:00 \_ Xvnc :11 -geometry 1280x1024 -depth 24 -rfbauth /home/sct-muc/.vnc/sesman_sct-muc_passwd -bs -ac
62812 pts/8 Sl 0:00 \_ xrdp-chansrv

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 14.04
Package: xrdp 0.6.0-1
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 3.13.0-24.47-generic 3.13.9
Uname: Linux 3.13.0-24-generic x86_64
ApportVersion: 2.14.1-0ubuntu3.1
Architecture: amd64
Date: Thu May 15 20:15:46 2014
InstallationDate: Installed on 2014-02-10 (93 days ago)
InstallationMedia: Xubuntu 13.10 "Saucy Salamander" - Release amd64 (20131016)
 PATH=(custom, no user)
SourcePackage: xrdp
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to trusty on 2014-02-18 (86 days ago)

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Thomas Schweikle (tps) wrote :
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

Status changed to 'Confirmed' because the bug affects multiple users.

Changed in xrdp (Ubuntu):
status: New → Confirmed
Luke Faraone (lfaraone)
Changed in xrdp (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → High
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Julie Brandon (jewelie) wrote :

Hi folks

Looks like https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/xrdp/+bug/1326273 , which is more detailed, is actually a duplicate of this bug - so I've taken the liberty of marking the other one as such.

The same thing happens on 14.10 running 0.6.1-1 and makes the xrdp service pretty much unusable, so this really needs to be addressed sooner rather than later. :(

Anything I, or anyone else, can do to help (e.g. more diagnostics?) Wish I could still code! :(


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Chris Good (chris-good) wrote :

I think this is the same issue as https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/gnome-session/+bug/1251281 which is seeing some action.

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Will Cooke (willcooke) wrote :

Sounds like this is a dupe and could well be already fixed in lp:#1251281. Is this bug still a problem?

Changed in xrdp (Ubuntu):
status: Confirmed → Incomplete
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Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

[Expired for xrdp (Ubuntu) because there has been no activity for 60 days.]

Changed in xrdp (Ubuntu):
status: Incomplete → Expired
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