Monthly Archives: February 2017

D-link DIR-628 connection dropouts

Problems

I am using a D-link DIR-628 and experiencing regular Wireless signal dropout. It is occurring on multiple wireless devices in my home, including a Macbook, an iPad, and an iPhone. It is hard for them to connect to the router when I come back home, and it frequently loses connection thereafter.

I am sure there is no problem of the incoming internet because my desktop that connects the internet via ethernet never dropouts. BTW, I am using a 5GHz wireless network, so there shouldn’t be many conflicts.

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How to use xRDP for remote access to Ubuntu

Since the current desktop manager of Ubuntu does not work with xRDP, an alternative desktop manager needs to be installed. In this post, we will use XFCE.

Install xRDP and XFCE

sudo apt-get install xrdp xfce4 xfce4-terminal gnome-icon-theme-full tango-icon-theme

Configure xRDP

First, create an .xsession file in the home directory.

echo xfce4-session >~/.xsession

Then edit the startup file for xRDP /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh.

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