Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue by Hugh Howey

Molly Fyde and the Parsona Rescue

From hughhowey.com:

It wasn’t easy for Molly being the only girl in Flight Academy, but getting expelled was even worse. Abandoned by her family when she was young and now tossed from the only home she’s ever known, her future looks bleak.

But then Molly hears that her father’s old starship has turned up halfway across the galaxy. Setting off to retrieve the old craft, she hopes it will hold clues to his disappearance.

xrdp (Remote Desktop) on Lubuntu 14.04

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 “startlxde”.

To make this change, you need to edit /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh:

sudo nano /etc/xrdp/startwm.sh

…and make the following changes:

#!/bin/sh

if [ -r /etc/default/locale ]; then
. /etc/default/locale
export LANG LANGUAGE
fi

#. /etc/X11/Xsession
. /usr/bin/startlxde

Save startwm.sh and try connecting from your Remote Desktop client. Voilà!