How install and run xorg un ubuntu server (without a desktop) ?

July 6, 2016 3.5k views
DigitalOcean Java Ubuntu 16.04

I’ve and old java GUI program that is already able to run in headless mode, but it require anyway an x server up and running if we have not a desktop environment.

We do not need a desktop environment, but how to install, configure, and run an x server?

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  • Is your goal to run the session headless or to access the session remotely using a client like vnc or x2go?

3 Answers

I need only to run the session headless.

I’ve no experience in this field, sorry

Did you ever find a good solution to this? I am in need of the exact same thing. Every tutorial I read is about how to install a full desktop environment. I just want a minimal X server to display remote applications on.

Sorry, no… I moved to another VPS solution and installed XFCE.

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