Category: Linux

How to manage LXD from within one of its containers

In a LXD (lex-dee) installation there is the host (where the LXD service is running) and there are the containers that you create. On the host, you can run the various lxc subcommands (like lxc list to get a list of the containers). The containers, on the other hand, are by default confined and isolated …

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Configuring public IP addresses on cloud servers for LXD containers

You have a cloud server and you got more than one public IP addresses. How do you get those additional IP addresses to associate to specific LXD containers? That is, how do you get your LXD container to use a public IP address? This post has been tested with a packet.net baremetal server. Prerequisites You …

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How to easily run graphics-accelerated GUI apps in LXD containers on your Ubuntu desktop

Note: This post is about LXD containers. These are system containers, which means they are similar to Docker but behave somewhat like virtual machines. When you start a LXD (lex-dee) container, you are starting a new system on your computer, with its own IP address and all. You can get LXD as a snap package. …

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A closer look at Chrome OS using LXD to run Linux GUI apps (Project Crostini)

At Google I/O 2018, one of the presentations was on What’s new in Android apps for Chrome OS (Google I/O ’18). The third and most exciting developer tool shown in the presentation, was the ability to run graphical Linux apps on Chrome OS. Here is a screenshot of a native Linux terminal application, as shown …

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How to develop the LXD hypervisor – Part #2 (using multipass/KVM VM)

Background: LXD is a hypervisor that manages machine containers on Linux distributions. You install LXD on your Linux distribution and then you can launch machine containers into your distribution running all sort of (other) Linux distributions. In this post we are having a closer look on how to help in the development of LXD. We …

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How to install the VLC 3.0 snap in Linux

VLC (from the VideoLAN organization) is a popular media player, and very soon they will release version 3. Let’s see how to install it on Ubuntu. Open up the Ubuntu Software and search for videolan. You get this. There are two options. Which one is the DEB package, and which one is the snap. Snaps …

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