After starting xrdp and trying to login using Windows remote desktop client I get a dialog box with the message 'connecting to sesman ip port 3350' and then nothing else happens. If I then click on the OK button in the dialog box, I am returned to the login screen.

Redhat Enterprise Linux Server Release 6.5 (Santiago)

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You must also start /usr/sbin/xrdp-sesman before trying to login.

  • Eventually I created sym link in /etc/rc3.d which takes care of everything: S36xrdp -> ../init.d/xrdp
    – wytten
    Aug 28, 2014 at 19:43
  • I don't understand this answer. How do you "start" this? Aug 3, 2017 at 16:39
  • @GabrielStaples I no longer have access to that server, but based on my previous comment I would say execute /etc/init.d/xrdp
    – wytten
    Aug 3, 2017 at 19:57

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