h Here is the tail from the xrdp showing the last connection attempt:
[20130609-01:46:05] [INFO ] scp thread on sck 7 started successfully
[20130609-01:46:05] [INFO ] ++ created session (access granted): username herbm, ip 192.168.239.215:22708 - socket: 7
[20130609-01:46:05] [INFO ] starting X11rdp session...
[20130609-01:46:05] [INFO ] starting xrdp-sessvc - xpid=20964 - wmpid=20963
[20130609-01:46:05] [INFO ] ++ terminated session: username herbm, display :10.0, session_pid 20962, ip 192.168.239.215:22708 - socket: 7
192.168.239.215 is my Windows 7 workstation. I am not confident in that 'diplay :10.0' from my old but very rusty exposure to XWindow.
Would it matter if I were logged in separately to the console (through VMWare vCenter Server & vSphere client)?
Is there some group thing I have to do? It looks like I am authorized ("access granted").
Firewalls seem to have allowed the connection.
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That is what I was trying to do, and the fact that it works for you easily does indeed indicate that there is likely something very simple preventing it working for me.
Firewalls and selinux features seemed likely after reading your post so....
Looking up selinux indicates that 'getenforce' would give me its state.
getenforce was not installed so I did apt-get then re-ran it and it reports "disabled".
And actually this is not the first machine that has given me trouble, I have gone through a kubuntu, a mint, and now this new install of Fedora trying various ways to get xrdp (and even vnc to work correctly.)
This Fedora attempt was following scarygliders.net "X11RDP-o-Matic and RDPsesconfig : Updated to Version 2.5 By Kevin Cave, on June 20th, 2012" http://scarygliders.net/x11rdp-o-mat...ownloads-page/
That set of detailed instructions is far longer than your successful method (from what I can tell.)
As I recall, there was no explicit reference in this scarygliders method to vnc (nor to tigervnc).
The fact that I am still having trouble and having trouble with multiple machines and also with vnc seems to point toward a firewall.
The only thing arguing against that is the fact that apparently I am getting an initial connection to Fedora (etc.) since I see the logon dialog box.
As to logs, the Connection log is now filling out more (on the screen) after the dialog box is submitted but it IMMEDIATELY disappears (which is different from the behavior when it was showing almost nothing) so I cannot read it.
I found the xrdp session log and posted the tail of it above.
Again, thanks to anyone who tries to help, especially Glennzo for taking the time and trouble to try it.