I have purged realvnc-vnc-server. I have loaded xrdp At this point nothing appear but instructions say that the xrdp server is supposed to run automatically in the background. How do I access it?

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Try the command:

 sudo startx 

This should start the xrdp server desktop and then you can connect to it.

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    DO NOT use sudo startx a simple startx starts the user desktop.
    – Ingo
    Commented Feb 10, 2019 at 12:44
  • Thank you for the quick answer. I found an old YouTube video that had me uninstall xrdp along with vnc and tightvncserver. Basically start clean. I did so and then reloaded 1st tightvncserver and then xrdp and it worked. Now all I have to do is to figure how I get sound playing from the Pi to my W10 laptop.
    – Ken L
    Commented Feb 10, 2019 at 14:04

xrdp is a server, it is not supposed to display anything. You need to connect to it (from another computer) using an RDP client such as rdesktop or freerdp.

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