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emmalg 09-08-2010 08:02 AM

Network issues - need a temporary graphic display on Ubuntu Server (8.10)
 
Hi All

I hope you may be able to help.

There are some serious network issues at the office meaning we can't run required software from the Linux server through the network using putty and Exceed as usual - this is severely impacting our work.

I was hoping we could use the Ubuntu server directly until the issue is fixed, but the software cannot be displayed because there is no x-server.

Now I don't want to do anything that isn't reversible or would affect the way we usually use the system when the network gets back to normal, but I really need to be able to display the software on the server. All I can find reference to is installing x-server and a window manager which would mean we get the desktop display and in my opinion is overkill (the machine also has only got 512MB RAM - stone age!!).

I've never really messed around with a server version of Ubuntu like this before so any advice is appreciated - even if it is to say it is a bad idea!!

It is Ubuntu 8.10.

Cheers
Emma

bret381 09-08-2010 08:53 AM

if you are looking for something that is more of just a gui interface you may look at webmin. It will give you a little more of a gui without having to install X, and would be available to you in a browser at http://server_address:10000.

But installing something like lxfce I don't think would be too much overkill for that machine if you are needing a gui. And it can always be uninstalled...

emmalg 11-23-2010 07:26 AM

Thank you - just to close the thread, I did look at the suggestions you made but things went back to normal before I got a chance to implement a work around. Thnaks anyway.


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