Unable to connect through RDP with less than 24 bit color depth
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Windows RDP Client
SLED/SLES rdesktop (RDP client)
When the connection is attempted output similar to the following is displayed:
connecting to sesman ip 127.0.0.1 port 3350
sesman connect ok
sending login info to sesman
login successful for display 10
rdpx11 channel is not present
X11 RDP server started
Screen depth is not 24
Changing the client to use 24 bit colors is the supported way to go. If you are in a situation where you must use a lower color depth due to bandwidth or some other reason there is another solution. It is unsupported but does seem to work fine.
As the root user edit the file /etc/xrdp/sesman.ini and look for the section that looks similar to this:
Add the following lines to change the resolution and color depth for the RDP server:
Restart the xrdp service by running (as the root user) "rcxrdp restart".
Now attempt to connect with the client set to 16 bit colors and it should work fine.
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- Document ID:7003301
- Creation Date: 18-May-2009
- Modified Date:03-Mar-2020
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