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Connecting from Mac OS X (m1) to Ubuntu Desktop

After discovering how pleasant it can be without the sound of a whirring fan, I started looking for options to locate my desktop computer elsewhere in the house.

Enter the RDP App.

After installing this on my mac I was able to remote into my Windows desktop (Follow this guide). I thought let me use this to remote into a Linux desktop, specifically Ubuntu.

The steps:

sudo apt install xrdp
sudo systemctl enable xrdp
sudo usermod -aG xrdp $USER

Either reboot or run

newgrp xrdp

Finally, get the ip address of the Ubuntu machine and use that in the RDP app to connect.