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Linux Desktop


24x7servermanag
20-04-2016, 09:39
No wonder why discussions are going on the 8 year old thread. The OP has not even asked for any suggestion on this.

willieaames
19-04-2016, 14:00
Ubuntu 14.10 ‒ 64-bit

Muhammad adnan
30-03-2016, 16:08
all comments fine.

munkitkat
25-03-2016, 13:06
Ubuntu uses less memory than windows, but more memory than other distributions without x-serv.

RandomThoughts
16-03-2016, 16:55
Why have you churned up an 8 year old thread?

munkitkat
16-03-2016, 15:03
ubuntu uses less resources than windows, however as it's a gui interface (desktop) it can still use a lot, esp when using torrent (i recommend ktorrent)

wii89
18-02-2016, 09:11
I have been using Ubuntu Desktop image provided by OVH for many years without any problems

Incredible
17-02-2016, 21:07
Try ElementaryOS - it's great

Coxy69
01-03-2008, 15:21
To get a Linux Desktop Using Fedora Core 6 [Sexy GUI]
On this guide all commands are case sensitive]

Use putty to login to the server.

Type:
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yum groupinstall "X Window System"
Then allow the transaction list to populate - allow the server to download and install then...
Type:
Code:
yum groupinstall "KDE (K Desktop Environment)"
Then allow the transaction list to populate - allow the server to download and install

Now the Fun Bits :S

Type:
Code:
nano /etc/sysconfig/vncservers
change VNCSERVERS="id:username" [ i use 5:root]
and ammend VNCSERVERARGS[2]="-geometry -nolisten tcp -nohttpd -localhost" [again i used 800x600]

press [CTRL]&X then say y to save it.
then type :
Code:
vncpasswd
follow the on screen prompt and choose your password

Now The tricky bit no1
Type:
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nano /etc/X11/xorg.conf
You need to make that file look like this one:

Code:
# Xorg configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
        Identifier     "Default Layout"
        Screen      0  "Screen" 0 0
        InputDevice    "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"

EndSection
Section "Module"
        Load "dbe"
        Load "extmod"
        Load "fbdevhw"
        Load "glx"
        Load "glx"
        Load "freetype"
        Load "type1"
        Load "dri"
        Load "vnc"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
        Identifier  "Keyboard0"
        Driver      "kbd"
        Option      "XkbModel" "pc105"
        Option      "XkbLayout" "fr"
EndSection

Section "Device"
        Identifier  "Videocard0"
        Driver      "sis"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
        Identifier "Screen"
        Device     "VideoCard0"
        SubSection "Display"
                Viewport   0 0
                Depth     4
                Modes  "640x480"
        EndSubSection
Option "SecurityTypes" "VncAuth"
Option "UserPasswdVerifier" "VncAuth"
Option "PasswordFile" "/root/.vnc/passwd"
EndSection
Section "DRI"
        Group   0
        Mode    0666
EndSection

Then:
Code:
nano /etc/inittab
Amend line to read:

Code:
id:5:initdefault:
Press [CTRL]&X and say "Y" to save changes

Then type

# init 5
# startx

Now you can logon to the server with VNC Viewer and it be {almost} like windows

Lam3r_co
28-02-2008, 09:50
Ubuntu uses less memory than windows, but more memory than other distributions without x-serv.
And Ktorrent is for KDE, ubuntu is running GNOME, so you have to install kdelibs (I think so).

loststryk
28-02-2008, 08:43
ubuntu uses less resources than windows, however as it's a gui interface (desktop) it can still use a lot, esp when using torrent (i recommend ktorrent)

Coxy69
28-02-2008, 02:15
im getting errors using fedora core 6

See bugs thread for info

JulieH
28-02-2008, 01:45
Quote Originally Posted by Lam3r_co
Yes its really simple.
But also with Ubuntu you must have little linux skill, at least, when you want to setup something more complex
How is Ubuntu Desktop doing on Kimsufi resources comparing to lets say Fedora 6 and is it much faster then Windows?

Thanks.

Lam3r_co
27-02-2008, 22:07
Yes its really simple.
But also with Ubuntu you must have little linux skill, at least, when you want to setup something more complex

JulieH
27-02-2008, 21:31
Quote Originally Posted by CraigWalker
I have discovered Ubuntu Desktop

However the help pages for this are located at http://help.ovh.co.uk/UbuntuDeskGeneralities not http://help.co.uk/UbuntuDesktop as sent in the email from OVH.

You still need to do a little configuration to get NX to work but I'm on
This looks terrific! Is it really that simple?!

CraigWalker
27-02-2008, 13:59
I have discovered Ubuntu Desktop

However the help pages for this are located at http://help.ovh.co.uk/UbuntuDeskGeneralities not http://help.co.uk/UbuntuDesktop as sent in the email from OVH.

You still need to do a little configuration to get NX to work but I'm on

CraigWalker
27-02-2008, 12:07
I've been trying to get a desktop to work under the various flavours of Linux but with no success.

I was wondering if anyone knows how to do this from a fresh install on the server. A guide would be great.