A few weeks ago our downstairs heat pump failed. Cause? An earwig fell (or crawled?) into the space between the contacts on the 24 volt relay that send 240 volts AC to the heat pump. When it was zapped, it became stuck to the relay contact until cleaned.
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:
…and make it look like this:
#!/bin/sh /usr/bin/lxsession -s Lubuntu -e LXDE
Save .xsession, reboot your computer, and try connecting from your Remote Desktop client. Voilà!