Installing Xrdp with GNOME GUI on Rocky Linux 9

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In this week’s feature highlight, we look at How to Install Xrdp with GNOME GUI on Rocky Linux 9

Xrdp is a free and open-source implementation of the Microsoft RDP server that enables operating systems other than Microsoft Windows to provide a fully functional RDP-compatible remote desktop experience. In this article, we are going to learn how to install Xrdp with GNOME GUI on Rocky Linux 9. So, let’s get started.

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Pre-requisites :

  • A system with Rocky Linux 9 installed and running.
  • root access to the system.
  • GNOME GUI installed on the system.

Once you’re all set, we’ll proceed with Xrdp with epel-release installation and configuration.

Install epel-release

dnf install epel-release

Output:

[root@server ~]# dnf install epel-release
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:24 ago on Wed 20 Jul 2022 09:17:59 PM CEST.
Dependencies resolved.
================================================================================
 Package               Architecture    Version            Repository       Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 epel-release          noarch          9-2.el9            extras           17 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Total download size: 17 k
Installed size: 23 k                                         24 kB/s |  17 kB     00:00

Install Xrdp

Let’s install xdrp below commands.

dnf install xrdp

Output:

[root@server ~]# dnf install xrdp
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:04 ago on Wed 20 Jul 2022 09:17:59 PM CEST.
No match for argument: xrdp
Error: Unable to find a match: xrdp
[root@server ~]# dnf install epel-release
Last metadata expiration check: 0:01:24 ago on Wed 20 Jul 2022 09:17:59 PM CEST.
Dependencies resolved.
================================================================================
 Package               Architecture    Version            Repository       Size
================================================================================
Installing:
 epel-release          noarch          9-2.el9            extras           17 k

Transaction Summary
================================================================================
Install  1 Package

Enable Xrdp using the below commands.

systemctl start xrdp

systemctl enable xrdp

Enable Firewall

firewall-cmd --permanent --add-port=3389/tcp

firewall-cmd --reload

Reboot the system

To boot into Graphical mode, we will reboot the system with the below command,

reboot

Let’s connect Xrdp using Windows RDP

After the successful installation of Xrdp with GNOME GUI. We can connect to the remote server using Windows RDP Connection.
Open the Remote Desktop Connection on your Windows computer and enter the public IP of the AlmaLinux server.
Once you click on “Connect” you will be prompted to enter the login credentials to access the Server. After login, complete the GUI Setup.

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Now you have successfully installed Xrdp with GNOME GUI on Roky Linux 9.

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