Howto Configure Thin client in ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04

Recently i got a thinclient…This is how i configured it in ubuntu….

I tried the steps in both ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04 and it worked fine..

The hardware of the thinclient couldnt support 12.04’s unity desktop so it switched back to gnome classic..

First we need to install some packages in our system

sudo apt-get install autoconf build-essential libpam0g-dev 
sudo apt-get install libssl-dev tightvncserver

Now download xrdp an opensource RDP software and x server capable.Either you can download it from xrdps sourceforge site or from spectras site the latest one is from source forge

I downloaded the latest xrdp-v0.6.0.tar.gz 

uncompress it

tar -zxvf xrdp-v0.6.0.tar.gz
cd  xrdp
sudo make install

Now xrdp installation is complete now to start xrdp

whereis xrdp
sudo /etc/xrdp/ start

If everything goes fine xrdp daemon will start correctly…Now connect a monitor,keyboard and mouse to the thin client…connect it to the network….When you turn on the thin client this will be the first screen that you get…The firmware of the thin client i got was windows and i didnt find a bios option too..

From the screen select Connect Host











Click on Add










Then it will prompt for password the default password is 123.Enter it










Enter the host ip and click on connect…It will boot into a login screen










Give username and password of host system




















Now it will boot into the host system and we can use the desktop










Happy Hacking 🙂


8 thoughts on “Howto Configure Thin client in ubuntu 10.04 and 12.04

  1. Dear Ganesh,

    Does this thinclient have a usb port and can that port be accessed from local app, i.e if i have app running on thin client if i access the usb port will it point to the local port or to the RDP servers port.

  2. I am getting an error at “make” command.
    ERROR: make: *** No targets specified and no makefile found. Stop.

  3. we have 60 devise thin clients how many we can connect because i tryed but it’s connect only 12 devise when i connect anther
    devise it’s saying longing failed pls can u help

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