XRDP session always going to fallback gnome session.

when installed XRDP on ubuntu 11.10 and remote logging in from a windows machine it seems to keep going to the fallback session any ideas how to fix this.

Well the first thing you should do is get off 11.10 its dead and was never patched for things like heartbleed etc.

I don’t think xrdp can forward desktop sessions that require hardware accelerated graphics

But you could always try the suggestions here: