installing the X to set a minimal graphical environment for shh -X
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Ok, first one installs the graphical libraries i suppose, second one the login screen? (DO I REALLY NEED THAT?) and the 3rd one the desktop (AND THIS?).
As i stated in the title, i just want to run SSH -X from a client to remotelly control firefox, virtualbox and little more.
QUESTONS: Could xorg and xserver-xorg-core be the only really necesary packages???(except the app's ones)
Everytime i restart my server, i guess it will reboot on graphical mode.. can i disable the graphical mode as default, and still use SSH -X? i mean, boot in text mode, and type: "startx" only if i need it running? but still be working for ssh -x petitions?
After all, am i on the correct way to achieve what i stated in the thread subjet?, what would you change?
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ok, its easy to make a test in a VM and install just firefox on a server, lets see what does it install
and about the login manager, is there any way to enable / disable the X11 boot? i mean, text boot, and ONLY if i want, make a startx
Yes, just don't install a graphical login manager. As far as I know from your four steps is only step 4 needed, install the apps you want to use over SSH. No need for a startx, just call, from the console, iceweasel or virtualbox, ... .
You will need the xorg and x-server packages on the remote system as that is how the client apps know how to talk to the local system. You will obviously also need the apps. To get a system to boot into text mode, modify /etc/inittab and change the id line to 'id:3:initdefault:'.
Also, you probably want to use "ssh -Y" instead of "ssh -X" as it is more secure.