i've struggled today for a few hours to get XDMCP connections running on my new tv server. in the end i posted on a few forums and gave up. a bit frustrating!
but i still didn't want to leave my seat without having any ability to log into my server without gui, so i opted for a simple vnc server solution:
- you need to have the gnome-session-flashback package installed through apt-get
- you need to log into at least one session that is a gnome (fallback) one.
- go to applications > system tools > preferences > desktop sharing
and that solves the problem. you must have at least one desktop session running, logged into Gnome-flashback and this user must have the connection allowed.
Labels: linux, remote desktop, ubuntu