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Best way to get a lightweight gui on top of a minimal server install

Postby AaronJAnderson » 2012/01/14 17:52:39

I always install CentOS as a "minimal server".

What is a good way to get an lightweight window manager such as fluxbox to operate on top of that? I just need a lightweight window system that VNC can connect to and keep some terminals running... I'd appreciate any input or ideas.

Thanks guys.
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Re: Best way to get a lightweight gui on top of a minimal server install

Postby scottro » 2012/01/14 18:26:40

I think that RHEL6, and hence, CentOS, might have matchbox as a minimalist WM.

Fluxbox is available from the EPEL repos---you can enable them (see the wiki), and install it that way.
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Re: Best way to get a lightweight gui on top of a minimal server install

Postby AaronJAnderson » 2012/01/15 14:44:22

This is true. I'm looking for a little help getting it running though. Installing fluxbox doesn't add the x window manager etc...
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Best way to get a lightweight gui on top of a minimal server

Postby pschaff » 2012/01/15 23:42:44

AaronJAnderson wrote:
... Installing fluxbox doesn't add the x window manager etc...

That may be a problem with fluxbox dependencies; however, how about
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yum groupinstall "X Window System"
?
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