I have XRDP 0.9.0 (devel) built using O-Matic and working on a clean install of Debian 7.5 on several servers with Rage XL 2D graphics cards and can use xfce with X11rdp OK. However, I have failed to get Gnome fallback working with sesman-X11rdp, even after setting my .xsession to:
The Debian background is visible for half a second before being replaced by the “Oh No – Something has gone wrong screen”. There is nothing useful in the xrdp log.
If I connect via sesman-Xvnc then Gnome fallback (MetaCity) works fine – usually after the second (sic) attempt ! However, this doesn’t support copy & paste.
The physical machines start OK with Gnome, which run in fallback mode (MetaCity).
I get the same symptoms when running Debian 7.5 and xrdp 0.9.0 on a virtual machine running on a MacbookPro with 3D graphics enabled.
There is lots on the web saying that Gnome doesn’t work with 2D graphics but that Gnome fallback should.
Question: Has anyone got Gnome fallback working via X11rdp. If so how, is this on a 2D graphics machine and what diagnostics do you recommend ?