I'm considering installing eOS 5.1 (hera) on a Dell server. I don't want to go down the path of wiping everything on my disks and then discovering that there are incompatibilities. I already did that with CentOS and Ubuntu 20.04. I'm currently running LXLE, which is an Ubuntu 18.04 LTS base with an xfce desktop. So, doing my "due diligence" I have tried the following
- Running the live USB on a Macbook Air
- Running the live USB on my Dell server
- Building and running a VMware VM from the eOS .iso
Of critical importance to me is the ability the remote in using RDP. To that end, I have installed xrdp (v.0.9.15) on each and every one, and have yet to be able to arrive at the desktop (I am currently using xrdp for my LXLE). So far...
- The live USB on Mac won't see my wireless card, and I can't connect to my LAN
- The live USB on the server sees my Enet connection, but then balks at xrdp
- The VM locks up on the login screen. The click updates correctly, but no mouse or keyboard input is detected. Further, I can't send CTRL-ALT-F1 (Option key is ALT on a Mac) with any results.
So, for all intents and purposes, I have now tried three different approaches and have missed the pitch all three times. That's a strike out in baseball. Am I wasting my time, and should I look for another distro to use?