How To Configure XRDP to start KDE as Default Desktop Session

I was wondering if there is a way to make KDE the default environment upon logging in to CentOS 7. I can install KDE and  KDE Plasma Workspaces without any problems, but when I trying to run XRDP to log in from a Windows machine and would like it to start “KDE Plasma Workspaces” instead of a Unity session by default.

My question was, how can I tell XRDP to use KDE Plasma Workspaces instead of Unity upon logging in, because XRDP seems to work much better than any VNC based servers.

I found this with Google, on this URL:

Customize Desktop Environment for xRDP Session

If you do not want to use the default desktop environment, you can customize it by creating a .Xclients file (X is capital!!!) in your home directory to launch the desktop environment you want and making it executable. In order to do this, open a terminal and run one of the following commands:


Gnome 3

Gnome Fallback




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