xrdp (Remote Desktop) on Lubuntu 14.04

Updated February 6, 2016!

To use Microsoft’s Remote Desktop to connect to a Lubuntu 14.04 machine, use xrdp. xrdp uses vnc4server to spin up LXDE sessions on your Lubuntu machine.

To begin, install xrdp:

sudo apt-get install xrdp

If you try connecting to your machine, you’re going to get a grey desktop. xrdp is trying to use the command “startx” to start a window manager. On Lubuntu, this will not work. You need xrdp to use the command “lxsession”.

To make this change, you need to edit /home/[your_username]/.xsession:

nano /home/[your_username]/.xsession

…and make it look like this:


/usr/bin/lxsession -s Lubuntu -e LXDE

Save .xsession, reboot your computer, and try connecting from your Remote Desktop client. Voilà!

Icom IC-735

I bought an Icom IC-735 HF transceiver at Frostfest today. $200. Everything works.

It transmits on amateur 10 meter through 160 meter bands. It receives 0.1 MHz through 30 MHz.

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I’ve hacked together a power cable for it. It won’t be transmitting for awhile (I need proper antennas and power supply), so what you’re about to see won’t be a problem.

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