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There are cases when it is easier to manage a server using a GUI instead of with SSH. We are going to install Lubuntu Desktop on an Ubuntu server. After installation, you will be able to access the Lubuntu desktop using a VNC client.
- Server with Ubuntu 17.04 x64 installed.
- Login with
Installing Lubuntu-desktop on Ubuntu
Login to your VPS server via the terminal.
Make sure that all of your packages and dependencies are up-to-date.
Install the Lubuntu Desktop.
apt-get install lubuntu-desktop
It can take up to ten minutes for the installation. After the installation, you’ll have a full-fledged desktop with some handy applications like AbiWord for docs and FireFox for web browsing.
Reboot the VPS.
Accessing the Desktop
IT Web Services has a
View Console option for servers and IT Web Services’s noVNC is a secure alternative to VNC.
View Console option for your server and you’ll see an Ubuntu desktop.
Login using your username and your password.
Install VNC Server and access it using any VNC client.
apt-get install tightvncserver
Set a password for your server. If you are having a problem running vncserver like
Couldn't start Xtightvnc; trying default font path., install
xfonts-base and re-run vncserver.
apt-get install xfonts-base
Once vncserver starts running, you’ll see a message like this one:
New 'X' desktop is yourhostname:1
Connect to your server using the VNC client.
Host: your server IP
password: you set for vncserver
Now you can use your server to perform tasks with the ease of a GUI.
Do you need help setting up this on your own service?
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