So, I recently deployed an Appium server on a physical dl320 so we can automate our mobile app development. I am using an older version of KVM that only allows one console connection at a time. This is not going to fly, as I need to use it and ill have a QA team connecting in.
It's been a while but after a bit of research, it seems that RDP between windows / Linux is possible. I decided to go with tigerVNC and XRDP, both opensource tools. The setup was easy and I got connected in no time.
The problem is that when I try to start android studio, the GUI windows are white and unusable.
Does anyone know a work around?
So after a bit of trial and error, I discovered that tigerVNC has nothing to do with the setup. What the issue is related to is the colour bit depth set in XRDP config file.
sudo vim /etc/xrdp/sesman.ini
add the following lines:
at the end of the following section:
The final section should look like:
[Xvnc] param=Xvnc param=-bs param=-nolisten param=tcp param=-localhost param=-dpi param=96 param=-depth param=24
Now RDP from windows to linux is flawless and has enough resolution to actually view the emulators.