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I'm trying to get xrdp running on centos/rhel 6. I installed it from the epel repo (also installed Gnome desktop and tigervnc-server). I'm able to start the service, and also get to the login screen when connecting from an RDP client, but when I try to log in i get a "error - problem connecting" in the login screen.

This is the content of the sesman log:

[20130406-20:46:10] [WARN ] [init:45] libscp initialized
[20130406-20:46:10] [CORE ] starting sesman with pid 1507
[20130406-20:46:10] [INFO ] listening...
[20130406-20:46:24] [INFO ] scp thread on sck 7 started successfully
[20130406-20:46:24] [INFO ] ++ created session (access granted): username testuser, ip 31.176.x.x
4:64559 - socket: 7
[20130406-20:46:24] [INFO ] starting Xvnc session...
[20130406-20:46:34] [ERROR] X server for display 10 startup timeout
[20130406-20:46:34] [INFO ] starting xrdp-sessvc - xpid=1517 - wmpid=1516
[20130406-20:46:34] [ERROR] X server for display 10 startup timeout
[20130406-20:46:34] [ERROR] another Xserver is already active on display 10
[20130406-20:46:34] [DEBUG] aborting connection...
[20130406-20:46:34] [INFO ] ++ terminated session:  username testuser, display :10.0, session_pid 15
15, ip 31.176.x.x:64559 - socket: 7

I also tried installing from source, but the result was the same. I'm wondering where the problem actually lies; VNC server or xrdp itself?

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Do you have any type of vnc server installed? – cole Apr 7 '13 at 1:25
Yes, tigervnc-server. – ddario Apr 7 '13 at 1:35

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