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Installing a GUI on Debian / Ubuntu
The Debian and Ubuntu options in our VPSes don't come with any graphical user interface by default. There are many options for the look-and-feel of a GUI in Linux, but for lightweight (low resource usage) window management, this article will use Xfce. Tested with Debian 9 and Ubuntu 18.04
The following commands are to be run as root in your VPS (via SSH or GetVNC)
Note: it is recommended to run
apt-get update apt-get upgrade
before proceeding, make sure you have the latest version of all packages.
To install the minimum requirements for the Xfce window manager (including X windows), run
apt-get install xfce4
Edit ~/.xsession to end with
You can now set up the remote access method of your choice or use Actions -> Get VNC from cloud control, login, and run 'startx'
Written by Hostwinds Team / May 7, 2019