So, I have never really got on with Linux as a desktop OS. Used it on servers and small SBCs like Raspberry Pi.
I have a spare PC and am thinking of setting up openSUSE but need it to be headless and allow access via Windows remote desktop connection. I know it's possible on SUSE SLE, is it possible on openSUSE? If so, can you point me to setup instructions?
Does it have to be RDP, or is VNC good enough?
At home to manage the VMs running on my NAS I use tightvncserver and start it with tightvncserver -geometry 1920x1080 -depth 24 :1
This creates a desktop that's only accessible by VNC through port 5901. A user can still plug in a keyboard and monitor to log in locally and startx, independently of the VNC session.
It works well enough if you're in the local network, IMO. One issue I've had, though, is that the VirtualBox manager (but not the VMs) completely screws up the keyboard layout over VNC. As in, total nonsense: G becomes 5, H becomes semicolon, J becomes right arrow, etc. Apparently it happens with any Qt5 application and tightvncserver.