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I am running CentOS 5 and I am using a precreated openvz template - centos-5-i386-minimal.tar.gz
When I attempted to run
yum groupinstall "X Software Development" "X Window System"
It always throws this exception -
--> Running transaction check
--> Processing Dependency: udev >= 089-1 for package: hal
--> Finished Dependency Resolution
Error: Missing Dependency: udev >= 089-1 is needed by package hal
Since you say it's openvz I am guessing it's a VPS without a virtualised graphics card (atleast not a very good one). Perhaps you could install vncserver, not certain on that tho... and use VNC to get into it (tho becareful if you VNC over a network, security isn't very good on VNC after all). If it's a VPS tho, why would you want a GUI? it'll just increase resource usage.
Managed to successfully install the vnc server application to it. But when I attempted to connect, I cant even get the shell to come up in the vnc.
As for why the GUI, its a bit long-winded of a response, so I will save you a crazy story
EDIT: I stumbled upon the instruction manual (ironically enough) - http://wiki.openvz.org/X_inside_VE . However, my target objective is to get firefox up and running, if I can do that without a desktop environment that would also work. Yet when I look at this page for instructions,... it just makes me go blank, haha.
Last edited by automaticjungle; 10-12-2009 at 12:01 PM.
After installing vncserver, you have to start it, trying the following command in centos as root
service vncserver start
then after the vncserver is started, login as the user you intend to login to vnc as and enter the command 'vncpasswd' to set the vnc password and then type 'vncserver' to start the vncsession. Then vnc to the server as ip:port by default the port number is 59xx where xx is the session number so 5901 for session 1. After this we have the fun of getting a desktop manager but let's atleast see if vnc works first...
Last edited by r3sistance; 10-12-2009 at 12:33 PM.
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Hmm logged in successfully. However this time instead of a gray screen with no box. Now I have an all black screen of death (for lack of a better term). And the cursor indicator is in the shape of a black/red X. How strange...
This is because there is no desktop manager. You will need to install a desktop like gnome or kde. You hsould have a terminal, if you install kde or gnome you should be able to start the desktop manager from that, else wise you will have to edit the ~/.vnc/xstartup file for the user to load the desktop manager.
There should be a line like...
what should be changed to one of the following.
however you will have to install the desktop manager via yum first however.
Ah yeah makes sense. Completely forgot I made the modifications to the xstartup already. Still getting the dependency issue on install though. I was told by a buddy of mine that theres a manual way of bypassing the udev check by basically specifying what packages individually you want to install (correct me if I am wrong).