Question

Console access doesn't work

Posted February 8, 2020 408 views
Debian

Hey Guys,

So I spent quite a bit of time setting up access to my droplet, configuring ssh, enabling password authentication, and the like. I was excited to use your service but I can barely interact with the console. SSH is fine but this is not sufficient for all my work needs. For example if i want to run testing with Burp Suite for bug bounty there is no way I am learning how to operate that fully within the terminal. Frankly I don’t know a single person who can. A GUI is necessary for much of my work. I have reviewed other issues and it appears this console issue has been going on for 5 years or more. I realize AWS is more expensive but I will happily switch VPS service providers if I cannot use a GUI interface. Please let me know how to fix this issue. I noticed you recently had about 50 layoffs and I am also concerned about the reliability of your service over time. Please at least fix the console issue. I would rather not go with AWS but I will pay extra to make my workload run smoother.

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I believe the solution would be to install a Desktop Environment on your droplet, and configuring a remote desktop solution, which you can then connect to.

  • Thank you baronofclubs for the idea. I will try this alternative route and comment back whether it worked. Right now I can see the GUI with console access but can’t interact with it. XFCE4 is already installed but I will try setting up rdp or using rlogin etc.

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