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Need some help with an ubuntu 16 lts server setup instance

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USrank[Evo]ForbodingAngel
5 months ago
(edited 5 months ago)

Ok so long story short, I want to move hosts over to an ubuntu setup on aws. The bad part is that I can't seem to figure out how to use ssh to set up a Desktop Environment that I can remote into.

Need some help doing it. Is anyone willing to set it up for me? Preferably RDP (although I consider this to be probably unrealistic), but Teamviewer or VNC would be fine as well. Teamviewer being my second choice.

Fwiw, I did try to do it myself. Spent the better part of a day on it, but while I seemed to make headway and I got the necessary components installed (following docu), it didn't work and unfortunately I didn't know enough about what I was doing to continue.
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EErankAdminAnarchid
5 months ago
(edited 5 months ago)

Why do you even want a DE on a server for hosting Spring autohosts? IIRC these were all CLI programs.

That aside, i think this should work, but since you say you've spent hours and it's like the first search result for "ubuntu rdp server", i expect you to have tried it and failed? So what failed?
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USrank[Evo]ForbodingAngel
5 months ago
AWS Free tier. 99.9% uptime. Amazing ping and rock solid stability. Plus, you can run a zillion hosts on a miniscule instance.

I've already done it, but with a windows server. Worked great except for the fact that spring dedicated on windows eats 50%cpu constantly and the spring devs seem quite apathetic to fix it.

Been there, done that. No go.
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SEranksnubbe
5 months ago
What about the traditional way of doing it.
https://unix.stackexchange.com/questions/12755/how-to-forward-x-over-ssh-to-run-graphics-applications-remotely

You could also use a remote filesystem solution like sshfs that makes the server filesystem show up like a directory on your computer. That way you can use the comfort of your local desktop environment for easy access to server files.

If you run windows you need somerhing like Xming for X11 to work.
I dont know about sshfs on windows.


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USrankOflameo
5 months ago
Personally I stopped using Remote X in favor of some kind of VNC server forwarded over ssh because X11 will eventually go away because of Wayland replacing it and it will not have remote X capabilities.

I have this ansible playbook that configures X11vnc as a service. https://github.com/Oflameo/hackpgh_genpi/tree/master/ansible\

Now that you mentioned it, I will create a Debian package that does the same thing with TigerVNC and put it on my Gitlab probably this week. The main reason I am am switching to TigerVNC http://tigervnc.org/ is because it supports Remote Frame Buffer so I can see SDL and GL on the remote screen.
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